C.J. Fuller visited NC State over the weekend and had his first in-depth opportunity to see the Wolfpack program in person. First impressions are important so how did it go?
Fuller still doesn't have any favorites and remains equally open to Clemson, NC State and North Carolina, the three schools that have offered him. After his trip to Raleigh, he is now more familiar with the NC State coaching staff and what the Wolfpack has to offer.
The Easley (SC) athlete told Pack Pride that he had an opportunity to tour campus, watch practice and interact with the coaches. He came away impressed with how State conducted their practice.
"The practice had a really fast tempo. They were getting after it pretty good. It was a great day from start to end," he said.
Fuller was closely watching the coaches and how they were received by the players. It's a unique situation with an entire roster made up of players recruited by a previous staff.
"They've got really good coaches. They're going to be hard on their players," Fuller said. "They expect the best out of them.
"Coach Kitchings is my recruiter. He seems pretty laid back but when he coaches it seems like he knows how to coach good. He can be aggressive at times. He preaches when he coaches. But off the field he's real cool and laid back."
Fuller said he has a medium interest in level in all three of the schools that have offered. He visited Clemson and North Carolina in February and he has been to Georgia Tech as well. Clemson is the school Fuller has been to more than any other.
Clemson and South Carolina cast a large shadow over the Palmetto State's recruiting scene and there's no doubt the Tigers have made an impression on Fuller.
"I've been to Clemson a lot because it's right down the road. I love the family atmosphere there. With everything down there they make it feel like you're in a family and you'd be playing beside your brothers," he said.
Fuller may attend camps at schools that has not offered but he's done with junior days and may be done with spring visits completely. His goal is to make a decision sometime over the summer.