Chaffin Names A Top Four

Brian Chaffin released his top schools on Wednesday night on Twitter, and NC State made the cut.

Brian Chaffin released his top schools on Wednesday night on Twitter.

Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Stanford – in no particular order – made the cut for the three-star center.

"I feel really good and confident in my top four schools," said the 6-foot-2, 280-pound Chaffin. "I sat down with my parents and my coach, and prayed about it, and put a lot of detailed work into it."

He gave a quick thought on each school.

Duke: "Coach (David) Cutcliffe and his staff really impressed me on my visit. He took me around on campus and showed me everything. That really meant a lot to me."

North Carolina: "I have a former teammate who plays there, Desmond Lawrence, and one of my coaches attended the University as well. And when I visited, we were able to meet with the chancellor. We hadn't done that on any of my other visits and that was really important me."

N.C. State: "A bunch of my buddies have committed there and I have family connections there, and I feel like I have a really good bond with the coaching staff."

Stanford: "They have a great combination of academics and athletics. That's something that you have to take a further look into."

After taking a few more visits, Chaffin will make his decision.

"Before I decide, I'm going Stanford on June 5 and 6 and N.C. State on June 13," he said. "I'm either going to make my decision in mid or late June. All four schools are even right now.

"I want to make my decision early, so I can be a leader and be there for my guys on my high school team because I still have one more season left."

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