NC State is one of three schools that stands out for one of the state's top prospects.
Johnathan Alston is open to leaving the state but two of the three schools at the top of his list are schools close to home.
The 6-3, 195-pound athlete from Bunn has offers from schools all across the country and is one of the top uncommitted prospects from the state of North Carolina. Alston has been on the road recently, taking two trips to NC State and camping at North Carolina.
"I felt like the North Carolina camp went good," Alston said. "I was doing drills and running routes and the coaches kept on saying I was doing good."
Alston's trip to UNC for camp seemed to counter a visit to NC State a week earlier. However, the Wolfpack coaches were able to convince Alston to make a second trip to Raleigh and they've made it clear the rising senior is a major target for the class of 2013 despite their dwindling recruiting slots for next year's class.
"I mostly talk to Coach Kitchings from NC State. Me and him have a real good relationship. I took two trips up there lately and this last time I was really up there just to chill and have a good time. It went great."
Alston said he won't be making a decision until he takes a few official visits. He already has a pretty good idea of what he will do with those visits.
"I'll go to Notre Dame for sure because I really want to get up there and see what that's like. Then I'll go to Carolina and State because they're close by.
"Those are my top three but I wouldn't put one of them at the top," he said.
While some schools have pegged Alston as a linebacker, his top three all like him as a wide receiver.