Tyler Brosius hasn't played organized baseball since his senior year of high school two years ago but he has an undeniable raw talent, Walters State coach Ken Campbell said.
Brosius, N.C. State's backup quarterback a year ago, transferred to the Tennessee community college to play baseball, Campbell confirmed on Tuesday.
"The sky is the limit for him," Campbell said. "He's real raw because he hasn't played in awhile."
Walters State had nine players sign with Division I baseball programs last season. Under NCAA rules, Brosius, who's entering his junior year, can enter the major league draft next summer.
Brosius was one of the top baseball prospects in the state at Tuscola High in Waynesville in western North Carolina. He hit 13 home runs with a .447 average as a senior in 2010.
He will pitch and play third base, as he did in high school, for Walters State, Campbell said.
Brosius' exit means freshman Manny Stocker will be Mike Glennon's backup for the Wolfpack. There's still a chance Stocker, who enrolled in January, could redshirt. Walk-on Garrett Leatham could be used in a similar role as Brosius, who appeared in six games, was used last season.
Not that N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien is real interested in a Plan B.
"We're going to have to keep Michael healthy," O'Brien said. "That would be the best play."