Kennedy Enjoys Official Visit

Southern Pines (NC) Pinecrest standout Bryce Kennedy made an official visit to NC State over the weekend. What did the three-star offensive lineman think of the trip?

Southern Pines (NC) Pinecrest offensive lineman Bryce Kennedy has been a recruiting priority for NC State throughout 2011 and the senior was on hand for an official visit with the Wolfpack over the weekend. So how's the trip go?

"It went good," said Kennedy. "I got to hang out with the players a lot. I got to hang out with the coaches and see what it was like at a game which was real cool. I had a chance to see how they get ready for a game. I got to watch film and their different practice drills. It was just real, real cool."

Kennedy has been a frequent visitor to NC State over the last several months with OL coach Jim Bridge heading up the Wolfpack's recruiting efforts. Despite those previous trips, Kennedy was able to experience game day in Carter-Finley Stadium and he said that was definitely one of the highlights of his visit.

"This time was different because I had a chance to see the game atmosphere. I got to hang out with the guys before the game and see how focused they were. That was just a great experience for me going in to college and seeing what it's like."

Despite his importance on the Pack's recruiting board, Kennedy said the NC State coaches didn't push him to make a decision on his future college.

"They didn't really push me to commit," he said. "They let me know that I need to go to a place that fits me. They understand that I'm still looking at a few other schools."

UNC, South Carolina and East Carolina have been the three teams mentioned consistently, in addition to NC State. However, at least for now, it appears the Heels may be the Pack's stiffest competition.

"I'm supposed to be going to a game at Carolina this weekend with a few friends and then I plan to make an official visit there. I could make a decision after that, I'm just not sure yet."

Kennedy is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 52 offensive guard in the nation by Pack Pride rated Kennedy the No. 22 player in North Carolina in its preseason rankings.

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