McKever: "It's Just A Good Fit"

Tabor City (NC) South Columbus standout Pharoah McKever committed to NC State nearly four months ago, and he has never second-guessed himself about that choice.

Pharoah McKever committed to NC State nearly four months ago, and he has never second-guessed himself about that choice.

The Tabor City (NC) South Columbus standout was excited when he learned about the offer from the Wolfpack so it wasn't a surprise when he committed back in June.

He's visited NC State a few times recently. McKever was in Raleigh for a Wolfpack practice and also attended State's win over The Citadel.

"That was just to watch practice," he said of the practice visit. "I really liked what I saw up there. Basically just being around the players was great. It was great to see what it feels like to be down there on the field with those guys in game situations."

One of the good things about attending practice is it gives the recruit an idea as to how a coach actually coaches. It's one thing to listen to a recruiting pitch, but it's another to watch a coach in action and see how he deals with former prospects that were sold the same line years before.

The 6-6, 208-pound prospect, who is being recruited as a receiver by NC State, liked what he saw.

"I felt really comfortable with how they were coaching. I like the way all of them coach. They're just great people and they've got a lot of great players. The offense is pro-style so I won't have trouble fitting in with that. It's just a good fit all-around for me."

Lining up at quarterback, McKever has led South Columbus to a 5-1 record to start the season, including a 56-0 win over rival West Columbus last weekend. Next up for the Stallions is a road game at South Brunswick.


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