Junior college recruits are looking for a couple of things in most cases. The chance to play early since they don't have much time and the opportunity to win right away.
After visiting Raleigh a little over a week ago, Torey Hendrick of Atlanta Sports Academy believes the Wolfpack offers both of those things for him. Don't expect him to eliminate State anytime soon based on his comments coming out of the trip.
"I did end up visiting NC State (last) Saturday and it was actually real nice. I got to see the whole campus, the dorms and the new library they had. That was exciting to see. I got to speak a little bit with the coaches too."
Richard McNutt is the coach that has been recruiting Hendrick and the two spoke briefly over the weekend.
"Then I talked to the defensive line coach and the head coach," he said.
Dave Doeren went out of his way to spend time with Hendrick just to make it clear that he has the potential to make a huge splash next year should he choose the Pack.
"He said they really needed defensive ends this coming recruiting class because they didn't sign any this past 2013 recruiting class. So that's what he really emphasized to me. He really emphasized that a lot," he said.
The 6-4, 230-pound hybrid edge rusher and linebacker said no school is standing out as a favorite but his interest in NC State is medium to high which would put them near the top of his list.
The only other school Hendrick has visited recently was Pitt.
"It was alright. I liked it a little bit," he said.
The trip to NC State was Hendrick's last unofficial visit. He will take official visits after the fall football season but he isn't sure which schools he will visit.