Rocky Reid has five favorites coming out of his last trip to NC State.
Concord's 3-star running back was at NCSU's game against Maryland and while that gave him a great look at a game-day atmosphere at the school the Junior Day gave him a better feel for what life is like for players in the program.
But before speaking about that he reflected on the game.
"It was amazing and I loved it all. The fans were into the game. NC State just had a rough season but I feel like they're going to have a great year this year."
Fast forward to the Junior Day. Since Reid feels optimistic about the program's future he was happy to spend some time with the coaches listening to their vision for what they want to do and what they expect of their players and recruits.
"Nice campus, nice facilities. Love their locker room. That was my first time seeing the facilities and all that. I got to talk to Coach Kitchings and Coach Faulkner. They just told me to keep doing what I'm doing and keep my head on right, to stay in the books. I love those guys.
"If I had to put them somewhere I'd say they would probably be top five. It would be them, Tennessee, Clemson, Wake Forest and then it would probably be East Carolina."
None of those schools have offered Reid but he offered some brief thoughts on each beginning with NC State.
NCSU - "It's a family. Just one Pack, one goal. I love it all. I've got a couple of friends going there. B.J. Hill from West Stanley and Jalan McClendon from West Mecklenburg."
Tennessee - "I love the atmosphere up there. Great coaches and just the facilities they have. I go up there again March 1 for their Junior Day."
Clemson - "It's like a big family in Clemson. I love it all. Great atmosphere. I love how the fans (are) into the game and the coaches are amazing. I've got a couple of friends that play down there too."
Wake Forest - "Wake Forest is actually a family school because my uncle went there and played there. That's a big reason why I like Wake Forest. You can come out of there with a great degree and get a real good job if you come from Wake Forest."
East Carolina - "Family school too because I have a friend there that's like a big brother to me. Lance Lewis. He plays for East Carolina. That's a big plus. My cousin goes there and the quarterback from my sophomore and freshman year goes there. I talk to them about what East Carolina's all about."
Reid talks top five
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