NC State and North Carolina have been the two schools at the top of Johnathan Alston's list for the majority of the past recruiting year.
Much has changed in Raleigh with a coaching change taking place in November and open spots are in scarce quantity in Chapel Hill, but those are the two schools that Alston still says are ahead of the rest.
Alston will tell you that he's open to any school that might make a late pitch, but it seems as though the Bunn receiver has his heart set on one of the two in-state schools and the days are dwindling for him to arrive at a final decision.
"I spoke with the new wide receivers coach at NC State (Frisman Jackson) and I spoke to the head coach (Dave Doeren) a little bit recently. I want to say that was last Thursday. Then I talked to the wide receivers coach again (on Tuesday)," he said. "They're supposed to come by again soon so I know they're still looking at me."
UNC's situation is a little more complicated as they're running low on available scholarships and are still working to land WR Marquez North. Still, it's the Pack and Heels at the top of Alston's list.
"My top two right now is Carolina and State. Those two are the ones that are really keeping in touch with me the most," he added.
Alston said it's possible he could make his decision in the near future before he takes any more visits, official or unofficial. He is scheduled to make an official visit to NC State on Jan 25.
Alston is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 29 OLB in the nation by Scout.com.