NC State gave Western Michigan commit Stephen Louis plenty to think about on his official visit over the weekend.
Louis went into his official visit to NC State open to the Wolfpack but
unsure of what to expect. He had been hearing from the staff much
earlier in the process before they seemed to back off and move in
another direction. When they renewed their interest Louis quickly
decided to make an official visit to find out what the school and
the program were all about.
He was not disappointed.
"I definitely felt like the trip was really good. I got to see the
facilities and meet the coaches face to face for the first time.
Well I knew Coach McNutt already but I got to meet all the other
coaches. It was a great experience."
Louis did not know much about NC State's rivalry with North Carolina
since he's a native of West Palm Beach, FL. They have their own
rivalries in those parts.
But he got a first taste of the intensity of that rivalry this
weekend and the game was one of the memorable parts of his visit.
"The game was great. The student section was live and the place was
packed. It was really packed. Everybody out there is real passionate
about NC State," he said.
The trip didn't end after the game. In fact Louis did not return
home until Monday so he had all of Saturday evening and all of
Sunday to get to know more about the school.
Louis said that he connected well with the players and the coaches
made sure that he had a good time and that all of his time was put
to valuable use. The trip was informational and enjoyable.
"We did talk football for a while. They're looking for a guy that
can run the ball as well as catch the ball. They want a receiver
that can run jet sweeps and all that. That's kind of what I do right
now so we both feel like I would be a good fit for that. I'm real
interested in them right now. I was real interested before but the
trip just made it more."
The Western Michigan commitment said he will take an official visit to UCF and maybe
also Arkansas at the prodding of his parents who want to make sure
he has all the information he needs to make an informed decision.
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