This time, he says, he had more of an opportunity to get to know the coaches. "I talked to the running backs coach (Andre Powell), and I got to talk to Coach Edsall for a little bit," Clay said. "My interest level with them went up a little bit after I talked to (Powell). He liked me as a person, and said there's probably going to be more interest. Coach Edsall is big on character, too."
Clay said he also had a chance to see what a position meeting would be like.
"I didn't stay for the campus tour, but we went to meetings," Clay said. "I went with (Powell), and sat in the film room. We sat in a film session, and we had to answer questions (based on the film). He asked us what we could have done, asking about plays, a couple clips from plays."
On a scale of one to ten, Clay rated the visit pretty high.
"I pretty much got to see everything," Clay added. "Usually, I went for games. It felt different this time because I got to talk to some of the players. The whole junior day, I'd probably rate it an 8 or a 9. I liked it a lot."
Clay said that N.C. State recently sent him a letter. He plans to get there for a spring practice. He's also started to hear from SEC schools such as South Carolina.
As a junior, Clay guided his team to a Class AA state championship, rushing for 1,899 yards and 32 touchdowns.