South Carolina cornerback Dominique Lemon visited NC State last week and he watched the spring version of the Wolfpack football team get some work in.
Lemon had previously been to NCSU for the program's football game against Central Michigan last year. At that game he saw what the atmosphere was like in Carter-Finley but he did not get to have as much personal time with the coaches and people associated with the program as he had last week. But even as months have passed Lemon said this week that the atmosphere at that game was very good and he was impressed with the fan support he witnessed especially for a game against a non-conference opponent.
He got to NC State on a Friday morning and Lemon said he watched the team do a lot of different drills and then scrimmage. Then a staff member showed him around the football facilities.
"The practices there are pretty intense. By the way they were doing things you can tell they took it all very serious," said Lemon.
Lemon said the Pack is recruiting him as a cornerback so it was important to meet with George Barlow, the new defensive backs coach. He did that and said they hit it off. Lemon said he also had a little time to chat with Dave Doeren and Des Kitchings.
"They have some pretty cool coaches. They're easy to talk to. You can tell they're all about making you a better man at the same time as you're becoming a better player. They were telling me that they liked my film as a staff but before they pull the trigger they probably want to see me this summer."
After that trip Lemon said he would put his interest in NCSU at an "8" out of "10" on a scale of 1-10 but he does not know who he would put at the top of his list. Towson, Mercer and James Madison are the schools that have offered.
Lemon visited Old Dominion on Saturday just one day after checking out the Wolfpack's practice. Their coaches told him where he stands with them as well. He said he likes that the school is only ten or fifteen minutes from the beach.
Lemon isn't the biggest corner the Wolfpack is recruiting and the 5-10, 165 defensive back will need to get bigger. But he produced at a high level for Blythewood (SC) last year. He broke up 12 passes and had two interceptions while adding 64 tackles.