Prospects these days are looking for early playing time and a chance to showcase their skills right away. Count Andre Godfrey among that type of recruit.
The Miramar (FL) defensive back doesn't hide the fact that he believes he can play early and finding the right situation that will allow him to get on the field as a freshman could be a big part of his decision. That's one reason NC State is an option he's taking seriously. Another reason is the relationship he's forged with Wolfpack cornerbacks coach Richard McNutt.
"Coach McNutt is a great coach and since he would be my position coach that's a big influence for me. That's something that will be on my mind when I'm making my decision. That and the opportunity to play early and get reps as soon as I get in. That's what I'm thinking about with them," he said.
Godfrey has never visited NC State but he said he will take an official visit to the school. Two of his officials will be during the season and the last three trips will be after the year.
He doesn't know when he will take each trip but Godfrey does know which schools he's visiting. Five schools remain and each has secured a trip. NC State is one and the others are USF, Louisville, Wisconsin and Syracuse.
"I've got a top five right now and everybody's on the same level until I take my visits," he said.
Each of those schools offers a little something different although a common theme with one or two exceptions is that Godfrey knows many players or recruits that will be at those schools.
"USF is close to home and some of the guys on the roster coming out of my high school go there now. Some of the guys in my class here from my area are going there. They have a good family environment if I chose USF," Godfrey said.
"Louisville has some guys from my area there already and guys from the 2014 class committed that I know personally so if I go there I would have the opportunity to play for a good program and it's a family environment there as well.
"I like the fan base at Wisconsin and the opportunity to play early is high at Wisconsin. They talk about me coming in and making an impact as a true freshman.
"Syracuse has some alumni from my high school. They just had a signee from the 2013 class that was a receiver. The family environment there would be good and I would have the opportunity to play early."