Chris Burton is still committed to NC State but he's not closing the door on other schools.
Tom O'Brien's firing took Burton by surprise just as it did the other recruits Pack Pride has spoken with. The Danville (VA) George Washington tight end was disappointed by the events but will give the Wolfpack a chance to make their case and keep him on board.
"It was a big disappointment," Burton said. "I was planning on playing for him for the next four years. But life goes on."
Burton has already spoken with new head coach Dave Doeren.
"I talked to him on (Sunday night) and he was just letting me know that he's the new coach and would like to get me up there on a visit. He was talking a little bit about how he runs his offense. I don't know too much about that yet.
"I don't have a big reaction right now. I'm still waiting to meet him. We talked and he sounded good but I've got to visit."
The 6'3, 240-pound tight end said he doesn't know what weekend he will visit Raleigh but hopes it's sooner rather than later so he can meet the coach and decide whether he wants to stay on board.
In the meantime he's open to hearing from other schools.
"I talked to Texas Tech earlier last week and Temple came by today," he said.
Texas Tech was one of Burton's finalists before he committed to NC State.