Former Virginia Tech commitment Ashton White is now keeping all of his options open and NC State is one of the schools he's thinking about.
Maryland, in particular, has made major strides with White of late and wants to keep the Forestville (MD) cornerback in their home state But it sounds like he's not about to hurry into a decision again after already committing and de-committing from Virginia Tech.
White has been to NC State but that was two and a half years ago when he was only a high school freshman and not many colleges knew about him.
"It was a whole different coaching staff then. I thought the facilities were pretty nice. I thought the campus was nice and I liked the area around it. North Carolina as a state has a lot of universities so it would be pretty cool to be in an area with other campuses around you. You could interact with a lot of kids from different schools. That would be pretty cool and good for networking."
Since so many colleges are now involved after his de-commitment White isn't sure if he will visit NC State again. But he did say there's a chance he will.
"I've got to see how the spring goes. I want to see how the open period goes since we're in that now. I'll see how May finishes out and see who's talking to me."
Off the top of his head white said coaches from NC State, Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama, Duke, Wake Forest, Illinois and Clemson had visited Bishop McNamara High School so far and there's still a lot of evaluation days on the calendar.
Almost all - but not all - of those schools have offered him. NC State has had an offer out for some time.
"It was Coach Barlow that came by from NC State. I've heard a lot of good things about the coaches over there. I know Coach Barlow is a really good corners coach. He's done a good job recruiting me."
Once the spring started White began devoting his time to his high school team and the work they're putting in after school. He's also been training on his own.