Victory Rock Prep (FL) forward Mayan Kiir took his official visit to NC State over the weekend, and he left impressed with the Wolfpack.
"The visit was good," said Kiir. "I had a great time. I liked the campus... it was a good experience. The best part would probably have to be the football game. I got to see the fans and experience what the atmosphere is like there."
According to Kiir, his player host was NC State senior Lennard Freeman, but he spent time with other players while on campus.
"I felt comfortable around them. I felt like I could be myself around the team."
Heading up Kiir's recruitment for NC State is assistant Butch Pierre, and he also had a chance to talk about his potential future role with the Wolfpack coaching staff. What was their pitch?
"They say they want me," Kiir replied. "They need a guy at my position, and they think I can help out a lot. That's really it, they think I can come in and help a lot with what I bring to the table."
A four-star recruit, Kiir is rated the No. 15 power forward in the country by Scout.com.
At 6-foot-10 and 225 pounds he has the size to play in the post but is capable of playing on the perimeter as well.
"I'm a power forward who plays on the wing," Kiir stated. "I can play with my back to the basket in the post, but I think I can face-up too. My mid-range jumper is good, and I can hit open three's.
"I need to work on finishing strong with my left hand and making left-hand hook shots... pretty much using my left hand in general. I also need to be more consistent with my three-pointer too."
As of now, Kiir has plans for taking two more visits. He'll be heading to Illinois this week and in two weeks he'll be visiting VCU. As of now, those are the only other visits scheduled.
He isn't sure if he will sign in the spring or fall, but as of now Kiir stated that he's leaning toward signing in the late period. What will be the biggest factor in his decision?
"For me, I would have to say playing time," he said. "Playing time is the No. 1 factor for me, and second would be the teammates and how I feel comfortable."