3 Time Sunbelt Player Of The Year Could Be North Carolina State’s Next Quarterback
In the fall of 2020, for the first time in my life, I had a new favorite college football team. I graduated from Baylor University and my family had always rooted for them so forever, “Sic Em Bears!” However, as the saying goes, “my son and my money” began classes at Coastal Carolina University. So, where my money goes, so does my rooting interest. And a very cool thing happened.
A young, redshirt freshman quarterback from Indian Trail named Grayson McCall was handed the reins of the Coastal Carolina offense. What happened in that Covid-19 marred season was nothing short of magic. The Chanticleers went on an amazing 11-1 run that included an unexpected upset win on national TV against BYU. They kind of became the nation’s darlings and even hosted ESPN College GameDay. McCall was named the Sunbelt Conference Player of the Year. He would go on to repeat that feat in 2021 and 2022.
Following the 2022 season, Coastal Carlina’s Coach, Jamie Chadwell was hired away by Liberty University (who tripled his salary). Grayson entered the transfer portal and was reportedly headed to Auburn. Something in the deal fell apart, and he decided to return to Coastal. Then, this season, injury ended his season early on. Now, Grayson McCall has entered the transfer portal again. And if the rumors are true, the Indian Trail, North Carolina native could be heading back to his home state in a big way.
Last week, coaches and representatives from North Carolina State University had an “in home” visit with McCall and his family. This weekend, Grayson plans on visiting North Carolina State’s campus. He’s also playing on visiting the campus of the University of Central Florida. You’ve got to think tho, if everything is equal, NC State HAS to have the edge, right?
I have a really good friend and co-worker who lives and dies with NC State athletics in general, football in particular. So, this would be a win for her. And a HUGE get for NC State.
So, thank you Grayson McCall for making Coastal Carolina football a really entertaining thing to watch and root for during my son’s time in Conway, South Carolina. And best of luck to your future. Go Wolfpack?
Thank you Coastal Carolina, for everything. I have entered the Transfer Portal as a Grad Transfer with 1 year of eligibility remaining. pic.twitter.com/S8qHig00Qo— Gray (@McCall_Grayson) November 29, 2023