Jefferson (Ga.) High
6-foot-2, 215 pounds
Stats: Completed 178 of 267 passes (66.7 percent) for 2,404 yards and 18 touchdowns with only seven interceptions and rushed 179 times for 1,383 yards and 21 more scores as a senior … Threw for 1,372 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior … For his career accounted for 7,677 total yards and 90 touchdowns.
Ratings: Listed as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Honors/accomplishments: Honored as a Max Preps All-American … Picked by the Georgia Sportswriters Association as the Class AA Offensive Player of the Year … Named first-team All-Northeast Georgia and All-Northeast Georgia Football Player of the Year by the Athens Banner-Herald … Selected the Region 8AA Offensive Player of the Year … Helped team win Class AA state title as a senior by completing 14 of 18 passes for 188 yards and rushing 23 times for 139 yards and three scores in the championship game … Was second-team All-Area by the Banner-Herald as a junior … Also ran track.
Recruitment: Shirreffs appeared bound for an Ivy League school, even taking official visits to Yale and Dartmouth, before NC State called in the final week in January. The Pack offered Shirreffs a scholarship and quickly arranged for an official visit the weekend of Feb. 1. Shirreffs wasted no time committing while in Raleigh, pledging for the Pack on the first night of the trip.
Recruiter of record: Head coach Dave Doeren.
2013 projection: The quarterback competition is wide open at NC State, but odds are that Shirreffs will redshirt.