Georgia defensive end Dave Mann took an official visit to NC State over the weekend and it went so well he has decided that he knows where he wants to spend the next four or five years.
The 6-4, 230-pound prospect from the Peach State spoke with Pack Pride early Sunday evening after returning home to Lithonia, Georgia.
"This weekend was my official visit (to NC State) and I just got back home," Mann explained. "Honestly, NC State's at the top of my list, and I (committed) to them tonight.
"We drove up Friday and I had a great time. Obviously you want to go to a school where you connect with the coaches and players. That's who I'll be spending most of my time with since I'll be playing football. We just had a connection. The players took to me. I felt like I was a player already."
This was Mann's second visit to NC State in the last couple of months and the senior defender had nothing but praise for the Wolfpack. In a recent conversation with Pack Pride, he talked about his visit to Raleigh back in August.
"It was a great trip. I really liked it. I enjoyed the campus. I didn't know it was so big. That was a big shocker to me. This year I transferred from a small high school of about 300 kids to a bigger school of about 2,000 [students] and I love a big school atmosphere. That's what I want [for college].
"As far as football, their head coach is a really good guy and coach [Mike] Reed is a great guy, too. I toured the campus and coach Reed told me I didn't see everything but I saw the field, the weight room and the training room. I saw where the players stayed but I didn't get a chance to go see the inside of the dorms or the apartments."
Mann said NC State has recruited him as a defensive end. He plays both defensive end and linebacker for Lithonia in that school's 5-2 defense.
Mann said he is confident NC State is where he wants to be, but he also added that he might like to check out all of his options between now and February when he has to sign on the dotted line.
"My coach still has plans for me to visit some other schools," he said. "I've really enjoyed the recruiting process. I mean, who wouldn't? I just transferred to a bigger school this year to get noticed so I'm not sure how everything is going to happen from here on out but I think NC State is where I want to be."
Mann said West Virginia and Georgia Tech are the two schools, other than NC State, that have recruited him the hardest. South Carolina has been keeping in touch though he's not exactly sure where the Gamecocks stand with him.
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