"Everything went good," said Alston. "I enjoyed myself. I mean, it was a blast. Hanging out with the players, Tony Creecy was my host and he's a lot of fun... cool guy who showed me around.
"Plus, I got to go to the basketball game. That was my first time going to a basketball game at State, and the environment was real hyped. I was pumped up... the crowd was into it. I enjoyed it."
This was a critical visit for Alston because it gave him a chance to really get to know NC State's new coaching staff. What does he think of Dave Doeren and his staff?
"I mean, it's different," said Alston. "It's hard to explain, it's just different with them. They all like to have fun and you feel comfortable around them right away. I can already tell that coach Doeren is a player's coach. He looks out for his team and all that.
"I also got to spend a lot of time with my position coach, coach Jackson. We bonded well. He's a funny guy."
Alston set down to talk with Doeren prior to leaving NC State's campus, and the Wolfpack head coach updated him on their recruiting board at wide receiver.
"Our talk was good," said Alston. "He wants to know my decision soon and quick. Right now they've only got six receivers and they want to bring in two or three freshmen that are going to be ready to play.
"I know they are recruiting some other receivers and bringing in a couple of them [this] week. So, that's why he wanted to know."
However, Alston has a visit scheduled this weekend with North Carolina, his other finalist.
"I've still been talking to Carolina," he said. "I go there February 2nd."
Alston maintains that he is "still in between" the two schools... no leader.
What will he be looking for when the time comes to make a decision?
"I'm mostly looking at the coaching staff. It's about who I'm the most comfortable with because the rest is going to fall into place."
The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com.