The Wolfpack has hosted him on several unofficial visits but they had perhaps their best opportunity to impress the three star prospect this past weekend when Alston was on hand for State's huge victory over Florida State.
Alston has basically narrowed his focus to NC State and North Carolina with neither school holding any kind of clear advantage for any length of time. Could the Wolfpack's big win have tipped the scales in NC State's favor?
"I'm probably (leaning) a little bit towards State right now. I haven't been to a big game at Carolina like that," Alston said.
And when might a decision come?
"Not sure," he said. "But I'm pretty sure it will be soon though."
So what did Alston think of the Wolfpack's play against the nationally-ranked Seminoles?
"The offense made plays in the end," he said. "The defense made a lot of big stops."
Alston wasn't able to go down into the locker room after the game but he had a pretty good idea of what it was probably like down there after a win like that.
"Crazy," he said. "It was such a good game and good environment. Everybody was all pumped up. I thought they would come back and they did.
"Everybody was supporting them there. They had a lot of fan support."