Georgia linebacker Brandon McGowan was hearing from NC State a lot earlier in the recruiting process.
While the 6-2, 215-pound linebacker from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett has not fallen off NC State's recruiting board it has been a while since he talked to the Pack's coaches. He still receives mail from the school and he's hoping things heat up again, because NC State is a school he would love to have the opportunity to attend.
"I had talked to them in the past," McGowan recalled. "There's been mail but it's just the usual, casual mail. My dad almost went there, to NC State. He ended up going to Furman. He's told me it's a good program and a really good school to go to."
Patrick McGowan is the young prospect's father and he was recruited by the Wolfpack in late 1980s. His son now holds offers from Air Force, Memphis, South Alabama, VMI, FIU and Buffalo, but several bigger programs are showing interest as well, including Auburn, Maryland and Vanderbilt, along with NC State.
McGowan said he has taken a couple of unofficial visits so far but hasn't set up any official trips. He would like to make it out to NC State if the Pack starts to show more interest again, but he has no plans as of now.
Most schools will be recruiting McGowan as an outside linebacker, the position he currently plays for North Gwinnett. His school is undefeated and McGowan leads the county in tackles and sacks. Through three games he had recorded 36 tackles and four sacks, but he isn't exactly sure of his numbers as of today.
"I think I've improved at everything just because I've had more experience," he explained.
McGowan told Pack Pride that he does not have any favorites but will know more after he talks to more schools and takes some more visits. He knows what he's looking for, though.
"I'll definitely be looking at the school first," he said. "I want to go to a school where there's something I want to major in. I'd like to major in something in the medical field or science related. Then probably I'll look at the coaches and the atmosphere around campus."
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