The number of available spots remaining on NC State's 2012 recruiting board has dwindled to a precious few. One prospect still in the running for one of those positions is Charlotte (NC) Phillip Berry Academy LB Nick Dawson.
More than a month ago Dawson took his official visit to Raleigh. That visit was for the weekend of the game against North Carolina. For Dawson, a defensive player and one of the top linebackers in the nation, it certainly turned out to be a good game to attend. NC State blanked the Heels 13-0 and he saw a lot of things he liked.
Aside from the game Dawson said he fit right in with the rest of NC State's players and he thinks very highly of the coaches as well.
"It was great," Dawson recalled. "I thought everything was good. I had a real good time down there. My host for the weekend was Sterling Lucas and I got along with all of those guys real good.
"The coaches just kept on telling me how much they like me as a middle linebacker. I liked hearing that because that's the position I want to play. It was real cool."
Dawson doesn't do a lot of interviews because the recruiting process has become extremely hectic. He made it clear to Pack Pride that NC State is very much in the running, though they will have to fend off some stiff competition.
He has four official visits remaining but only one of those trips has been a scheduled, a visit to Louisville this past weekend.
"That's the only one I've got set up for now," said Dawson.
Dawson, ranked a four star prospect and the No. 25 outside linebacker nationally by Scout.com, will make his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Game in early January.
Dawson: "It Was Great"
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