Starting on the weekend of January 17 the race to the finish begins for Xavier Preston.
Preston will take official visits to UCF (January 17) and NC State
(January 24) before making his college decision sometime after that
last trip and sometime before signing day. He has already taken
official visits to West Virginia and Iowa State with those two
schools setting the bar high.
"I enjoyed myself up at West Virginia. I really like it there. It
was pretty fun. I got to meet everyone and actually go to a game. So
I got to see their game day routine and how the players act."
Iowa State's atmosphere was a little different but also in a good
way. Preston said it wasn't what he expected before his plane
touched down in Iowa.
"Iowa State was pretty fun. I had never been to that side of the
country before. It was nothing like I expected. It was very upbeat.
The people around there were great. I met a lot of great people. The
school was phenomenal."
Preston doesn't seem too peculiar when it comes to choosing a
school. He doesn't seem like the type that's going to put everything
down on paper and make a complicated decision. That's because what
he wants is very simple.
"I just want to have a great football career. That's what I'm
looking for in an institution. I'm just looking for a good situation
where football will be a focus for everyone."
Preston admits he doesn't know a lot about the NC State football
program but he's hoping to change all that when he makes the trip to
Raleigh later in the month.
"As far as the school history I don't know much. I know a couple of
players that signed up there from the 2013 commitment class that
aren't too far from where I'm from. Since I know players up there if
I had any questions I could talk to them or Coach McNutt.
"Coach McNutt is a cool dude. He's very funny. I talk to him and
Coach Huxtable a lot. He's my position coach and I believe he's also
the d-coordinator there."
Preston is listed as a West Virginia commitment but will make a
final decision once he's completed his official visits.
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