Rocky Reid has five favorites coming out of his last trip to NC State.
Concord's 3-star running back was at NCSU's game against Maryland
and while that gave him a great look at a game-day atmosphere at the
school the Junior Day gave him a better feel for what life is like
for players in the program.
But before speaking about that he reflected on the game.
"It was amazing and I loved it all. The fans were into the game. NC
State just had a rough season but I feel like they're going to have
a great year this year."
Fast forward to the Junior Day. Since Reid feels optimistic about
the program's future he was happy to spend some time with the
coaches listening to their vision for what they want to do and what
they expect of their players and recruits.
"Nice campus, nice facilities. Love their locker room. That was my
first time seeing the facilities and all that. I got to talk to
Coach Kitchings and Coach Faulkner. They just told me to keep doing
what I'm doing and keep my head on right, to stay in the books. I
love those guys.
"If I had to put them somewhere I'd say they would probably be top
five. It would be them, Tennessee, Clemson, Wake Forest and then it
would probably be East Carolina."
None of those schools have offered Reid but he offered some brief
thoughts on each beginning with NC State.
NCSU - "It's a family. Just one Pack, one goal. I love it all. I've
got a couple of friends going there. B.J. Hill from West Stanley and
Jalan McClendon from West Mecklenburg."
Tennessee - "I love the atmosphere up there. Great coaches and just
the facilities they have. I go up there again March 1 for their
Clemson - "It's like a big family in Clemson. I love it all. Great
atmosphere. I love how the fans (are) into the game and the coaches
are amazing. I've got a couple of friends that play down there too."
Wake Forest - "Wake Forest is actually a family school because my
uncle went there and played there. That's a big reason why I like
Wake Forest. You can come out of there with a great degree and get a
real good job if you come from Wake Forest."
East Carolina - "Family school too because I have a friend there
that's like a big brother to me. Lance Lewis. He plays for East
Carolina. That's a big plus. My cousin goes there and the
quarterback from my sophomore and freshman year goes there. I talk
to them about what East Carolina's all about."
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