Boone Recaps Official Visit to NC State

West Palm Beach (FL) Dwyer safety Shawn Boone talks about his recent visit and where NC State stands in his recruitment.

West Palm Beach (FL) Dwyer safety Shawn Boone will likely make official visits to Arkansas, Ole Miss and Ohio State over the next couple of months. However, NC State was front and center this past weekend as Boone and teammate Johnnie Dixon made their initial official visit. Boone talked with Pack Pride after the trip and made it clear that they both came away impressed.

"It was a great visit. It was a family environment. Everything was great. The fan base was crazy. I liked it up there.

"Johnnie really liked it up there, too. Neither of us wanted to leave because everything was just mind blowing. It was just a great experience. It was crazy at the game. The fans were calling me and Johnnie's names. We were wondering how they knew our names. "

One factor weighing in the favor of NC State has been QB Jacoby Brissett. He's a former teammate of Dixon and Boone and a player that both look up to. Boone said they value the feedback that Brissett has provided during the recruiting process.

"I take it all in what he says because he's one of my ex-teammates so he keeps everything honest with us. I take what he says with a lot of consideration. He was down there jumping up and down on the sidelines. He's a fool. He lost his voice after that game."

Boone, 5-10, 185 pounds, said the Pack likes him at strong safety and that's exactly where he hopes to play in college

"State wants me to play strong safety and that matches up with what I want to do in college because that's where I play now."

So where does State fit in after their official visit?

"State is still in the top schools I'm looking at but I just want to take all my visits and make a decision after that."

Boone is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 110 safety in the nation by He will be at Arkansas this coming weekend.

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