Harrison Gee has been committed to NC State for longer than any other player in the Pack's recruiting class. His official visit was an important milestone for him but it was also a chance for Gee to help some of the other players that were visiting Raleigh.
Gee (6-3, 276) doesn't find it difficult to travel from Burlington to Raleigh and because of his location he has been able to attend almost every NC State home football game for each of the last two years. Visiting that many times has made NC State really feel like a home away from home. His transition next year will be easy compared to the transition for many others that have not visited as much.
Because he has visited so many times he didn't see much new on his official visit. He did use the opportunity to try to make some other players feel at home.
"It was a pretty full weekend. We were always busy. It was good to get around the other guys that were committed and some who weren't committed. All in all we really had a good time. Since I've been committed for so long and being the first one in the class that's kind of a job that I've had. Just to make everyone feel welcome. I've taken that on for myself."
Quarterback Dylan Parham is the commitment that Gee has gotten to know better than any other. Gee spent time with him this weekend.
He also spent the time to get to know at least one of the players who has not committed.
"The biggest one there who wasn't committed was probably Diondre Overton. Especially on Saturday and Sunday morning he was hanging out with all of us. It seemed like he was having a good time. I thought all of us were. You never know how it's going to turn out because he's got other great offers. He's going to end up doing what's best for him."
Gee plans to major in business. He and the other commitments were given information about the school's academics on Saturday morning but that was nothing new for him. More important was the outline of how their schedule would break down with tutoring and study hall.
He then got some time with Mike Uremovich. The Pack's offensive line coach was around Gee and the other recruits for most of the time while they were officially visiting. Because NC State was preparing for bowl practices Gee could sit in on some position meetings and watch practice.
"That was a little bit different because they weren't game planning for anything. There were no seniors practicing on Saturday and Sunday so there was a lot of technique stuff that we got to watch."