Shelby (NC) Crest tailback Tre Harbison has been to games at Wake Forest and NC State this year. He didn’t see a Wolfpack win but he did come away impressed.
On September 6th Harbison paid Wake Forest a visit when the Demon Deacons took on Gardner-Webb. It wasn’t a marquee opponent and Wake Forest has not offered but Harbison is glad he went.
“That was a really great experience because the coaches showed a lot of love and things like that. I liked everything about it. It started raining but at the end of the day it was a good visit. I’ve been over there to Wake Forest two times. I was there for that game and I was up there over the summer for a visit. When I visited over the summer I saw the facilities and talked to the coaches but the head coach wasn’t there. He was at a clinic for ESPN or something but I got to spend some time with the other coaches.”
After taking a break from college visits for a couple of weeks Harbison decided to visit NC State for the FSU game. That went well, too. It was a little different because the atmosphere was bigger, the opponent was better and NC State has offered.
“It was a real good game. The coaches showed a lot of love and there was a crazy atmosphere with them playing Florida State. They had a really unique atmosphere. All their fans and student section were really into it. They keep it real family based at NC State too.”
Harbison was happy the Pack was able to keep it close. Since they did not come out with the win he chose to point to the offense as one of the most impressive parts of the visit along with the atmosphere.
“Their offense is really based on balance. They run the ball some. They can kill you with the passing game. They have a lot of formations and they can really throw a defense off.”
Mike Uremovich is technically Harbison’s recruiter but it’s Des Kitchings that has done most of the recruiting so far. That would be his positional coach. Harbison said he feels good about where he’s at with Kitchings. The two are on the same page and communicate well.
Before the Florida State game Harbison had been to NC State for a Junior Day and a summer camp. When he visits now it’s not about learning about basics or seeing things for the first time. It’s about getting a closer look at what it would be like if he were there for good.
North Carolina is the other home state school that has offered but they haven’t been recruiting Harbison as much as NC State.
“I’ve been talking to Virginia’s coaches a lot but I haven’t really talked to UNC that much.”