Douglasville (GA) Alexander RB Mikell Lands-Davis knows the Wolfpack struggled in Dave Doeren's first year but he's bullish on the program's future.
Part of that is because he's come to know NC State's coaching staff as well as any that's been recruiting him. He has never been to the school but that will likely change in the very near future as the rising senior plans to make the trek north to Raleigh.
"I'm going to visit there at the end of May (or) early June, sometime in between there," Davis recently told Pack Pride. "I know they had a down year last year but I know they've been showing me a lot of love. Probably the most love. They've shown me as much as anybody out of all the college that have offered me.
"I know they have great facilities so I'm looking forward to going up there and visiting so I can meet the coaches face to face."
NC State is recruiting Lands-Davis as a running back but it's receivers coach Frisman Jackson that has been talking to him the most. The Georgia prospect said he's expecting Jackson to visit his school on May 13. Jackson hasn't been to the school yet this spring but Lands-Davis is glad he plans to stop by soon.
"He seems pretty cool," said the 5-11, 203-pound back.
Lands-Davis has come to know a good bit about the school and he did mention the facilities at NC State, which are often a big hit with visiting recruits. But he said he doesn't know much about the offense so that's the kind of thing he wants to learn more about during his visit to State.
Even though Michigan, Clemson, North Carolina, Syracuse, Wisconsin, NC State and others have offered Lands-Davis hasn't visited many schools lately.
"Pretty much just Georgia Tech since they're the closest and only like 20 minutes away. They show me a lot of love too. They always tell me I'm the number one recruit on their board so that means a lot hearing somebody's that high on you."