Jalen Browder won't say exactly where NC State fits into the mix as it relates to favorites but he's willing to say that he's got "pretty high interest" in the Wolfpack.
That was the word from Browder last week when he was asked about the Wolfpack and the shape his recruiting process has taken. The three-star wide receiver from East Paulding in Dallas, Georgia has a lot to sort through with a big offer list that includes many different options for his future.
But Browder (6-3, 185) said he likes the way State has been recruiting him. Not just their offer but the way they have continued to press the issue in the right way since that offer.
"I've been talking to them and they came to my school today," he told Pack Pride recently. "Coach McDonald and the offensive coordinator came down to see me. Coach Faulkner has been talking to me since February. He's the one who's been recruiting me but they had some other guys come down lately. They've offered.
"Really they have talked to me about everything. They've told me a lot about the campus, the football facilities, the program, everything else."
Browder doesn't have to just take the coaches at their word although he does seem to have a strong amount of trust in what they're telling him. He's visited for himself. That was earlier this year when the program had a Junior Day. He was invited as a preferred target and now that the trip is in the books he's glad he has that memory to look back on.
"It's really nice up there. When I think about NC State what comes to mind is that it's a good program. It's a good winning program. I would say I have pretty high interest in them."
The 2017 wide receiver has offers from Ole Miss, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Maryland, Purdue and a lot of others and he has visited some of the other schools in the South that have offered or have shown interest. He is not in a rush to cut schools out of the picture or make a decision and Browder said he will be taking a lot more visits over the summer. It is possible that he could visit State for a second time but he does not know where his summer travels will take him yet.