Sam Madaras doesn't seem to be on the verge of a decision but he said this week that two schools are standing out.
NC State is one, West Virginia is the other.
The Maryland lineman likes the ACC and Big XII schools for very different reasons. His interest in NC State has more to do with his experience at a new place, while West Virginia almost created a nostalgia.
"I just liked the atmosphere at NC State, just being there. It really felt right. West Virginia was a little different. I'm not from around Good Counsel (where he goes to school now). I'm from northern Maryland so the landscape at West Virginia is more like what I'm used to," he said.
NC State has offered the 6-3, 325-pound offensive guard while the Mountaineers have not.
Madaras was at NC State for a junior day this year and he has been keeping in contact with the coaching staff ever since, mostly online.
"I actually loved that school. I loved the campus and the coaches were great. They haven't come up (to Good Counsel) yet. I'm not sure when they're coming up," he said.
He was at Towson for their spring game over the weekend and said the best part about that trip was seeing the campus, which he enjoyed. A couple of weekends before that he visited Old Dominion for a scrimmage, and noted that he liked the closeness of the school to Virginia Beach.
Madaras said his father keeps better track of his schedule than he does. He does know that he will attend at least a couple of summer camps but he is not sure where.
Madaras is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 39 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com