Preston Planning to Visit NC State

Jensen Beach (FL) linebacker Xavier Preston hopes to visit NC State this year. Pack Pride has the latest on his recruitment.

Xavier Preston is doing a little bit of everything for Jensen Beach (FL) but he doesn't expect to have any difficulty finding one spot and sticking with it when he gets to college.

Preston's finest contributions have not been enough for Jensen Beach this year as the school has posted just a 3-5 record. There is still hope for a winning season and that's Preston's focus. He will probably have more say in their success than any other individual on the team the rest of the way.

That's because Preston does basically everything on the field. He plays both "Sam" and "Will" linebacker and on offense he sees time at quarterback, running back, and receiver both on the outside and in the slot. His 50 tackles have been spread out over the course of the season and production has been consistent even as the team has struggled.

Even if Jensen Beach isn't able to close strong Preston has a bright future. Dave Doeren just hopes he's a part of it.

"I'm actually planning on going up for an official visit during the North Carolina game. Coach McNutt is a pretty cool straightforward guy and he's told me a lot about the school, the program and the area. I've met my position coach and talked to the head coach a couple of times. I've kept in contact with him really."

Preston has already visited West Virginia earlier this year and he saw a win for the Mountaineers who have struggled just like NC State this year.

"I enjoyed that one pretty well. It was nice to get out of Florida. It was pretty nice up there. It felt like home. All the coaches are very cool. I got to see how things were. I saw the players and all that."

He is also planning to take an official visit to Rutgers on December 7.

"Right now I know I want to take some more visits but anything could happen. I could fall in love with a place."

Author's Note- Pack Pride has learned since this interview that Preston will likely make his official visit to NC State in January.

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