Zykiesis Cannon visited NC State two weekends ago and was able to learn more about the school that provided him with one of his most recent scholarship offers.
Despite Cannon reporting an enjoyable visit, NC State still has some catching up to do. This week the Greenville (SC) Carolina High School defensive back said the trip to Raleigh went very well but two other schools are standing out."Georgia Tech and Louisville are really standing out. South Carolina too but they haven't offered me," Cannon said.
The bright spot from NC State's vantage point is simple. Cannon hasn't made his decision yet nor is he ruling any schools out. In fact he still has a lot of very good things to say about the Wolfpack and specifically said he will continue to communicate with the coaches.
But the Yellow Jackets and Cardinals have made their mark.
"I like Georgia Tech's program and being able to be involved with an internship down there. It would allow me to get a job if I don't make it to the league," he said.
"With Louisville it's more just the connection I had with the coaches. I'd probably fit in perfect up there. Their DB's need a little work so I could probably come in and play."
Cannon said there are a couple of schools that have not offered that he is waiting on. Presumably one is South Carolina. He's also still open to the Wolfpack.
He visited NC State for one of their spring practices in April and was with between 20 and 30 other recruits by his own estimate.
"It was just a little scrimmage or something like that. I talked to Coach McNutt, Coach Huxtable and all the defensive coaches. I talked to Coach Kitchings. I got to talk to the head coach too. They didn't say too much except they wanted to get up with me before I left because I was going to go to Duke's spring game," he said.
"It looks like a perfect situation there. I think I'd be able to come in and fit in well with those guys. There's a couple of safeties there but I believe I could come in and play."
South Carolina, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Duke and UNC-Charlotte are the other schools Cannon has visited since the spring started.