Buford (GA) defensive tackle Ben Frazier was in Raleigh last weekend for an official visit to NC State. That was actually Frazier's second trip to Raleigh as he was also in town over the summer during the Wolfpack's summer camp in June.
This time around Frazier was able to see much more in depth what the Pack has to offer and came away impressed with what he learned. He talked with Pack Pride about his impressions of the visit.
"It was great," said Frazier. "It was a really nice environment. It was great energy with the coaches and team and everybody seemed to enjoy each other. It was nice camaderie- a nice family type feel. The overall visit was amazing."
Defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen is heading up the Pack's recruitment of Frazier and he's had a lot of success in Georgia.
"Me and coach Nielsen have a good relationship. He definitely brings a lot of energy to the table. He's a real high energy guy and he loves to coach. He likes to dig deep to find any way possible to make you better."
Frazier's visit to State was likely just the first of five as he has a quartet of schools he hopes to see in the coming months before arriving at a decision. He talked about the five schools standing out the most right now.
"NC State of course, LSU, Miami, Florida and Southern Cal. I plan to go to Florida in two weeks. The next three- I plan to go to LSU, Southern Cal and Miami. I'm waiting on the official dates for those. I expect high things from all of them and NC State pretty much set the bar.
"I haven't necessarily set a time frame (for a decision). Ideally I would like to have committed and be done with it before the state championship game. I want to get my visits out of the way before I make a decision though. I'd definitely like to see what everyone can bring to the table and I'll go from there."
The Pack is up against a formidable group of schools that hope to land Frazier's commitment. The senior defensive tackle likes what the Wolfpack brings to the table.
"It's something different you know. You would normally find a school like this being looked over but they're on a steady rise. They have great pieces to the puzzle and I feel like me and other pieces and recruits can be added to the puzzle and maybe there's a lot of success that will be coming to NC State in the coming years."
Frazier added that NC State, Miami, Southern Cal are the three schools recruiting him the hardest right now.