A lot of folks are already assuming that Trevion Thompson will be leaving the state for college but the Wolfpack is trying to break that conventional thinking.
The are good reasons for assuming it's going to be tough to keep the Durham Hillside receiver at home. For starters, he admitted to Pack Pride this week that three schools outside the state have the edge.
"I would say I'm real interested in Clemson, Florida and Ohio State but I do still have my options open," Thompson said. "The biggest thing for me is the academic part and whether they have one of my majors. That's something I'll look into. Then sports-wise I would like to go somewhere that throws the ball and isn't basically just going to be a running team."
The 6-3, 175-pound receiver hasn't ruled out schools from North Carolina but admitted NC State is one of the few local programs that have made a case to Thompson that sounds appealing to him.
"I am looking at them because it's a local school. But I don't know where I want to end up yet. I'll probably get over there sometime (soon)."
North Carolina and Virginia Tech were Thompson's most recent offers. The Hokies offered him about a month ago while the Heels just offered.
He admitted that he has "never really thought about" Virginia Tech so it seems like the Hokies have some ground to make up.
In all Thompson has a dozen offers and is expected to be one of the top in-state recruits in his class.