Demarcus Gregory is planning to make his decision in the spring so even though he's a 2018 player it's a good time to learn more about what he's thinking. NC State is a school that Gregory has visited in the past and the Byrnes High School (SC) wide receiver is still talking to Des Kitchings. That makes Gregory even more interesting for NC State fans.
"Coach Kitchings is talking to me all the time telling me I'm the guy for their offense. He talks about how if I come in and work then I have a chance to play early. I like what I'm hearing from them."
Gregory likes what he's hearing and he also liked what he saw when he visited NC State during the Florida State game. Gregory enjoyed the atmosphere at the game and said he noticed the offense was something he could see himself fitting into. "I really saw some good things up there," said the 6-3, 194 pound wide receiver.
But Gregory likes what he's hearing from a number of schools and not just NC State. He didn't just take in a game at NC State last year. He also went to games at Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Clemson and Ole Miss. All of those schools except Clemson and Tennessee have offered. Gregory also hears from North Carolina a lot and said East Carolina and Wake Forest communicate with him.
Three of the visits he took during the season stood out.
"Tennessee stood out, Alabama did and so did Ole Miss," said Gregory. "Tennessee's atmosphere was great. It was a very big crowd. I liked the fans and the fan base and having all those people around it. I liked that a lot."
Gregory is not sure what the next visit he will take is going to be. Because the dead period just ended he has not been talking to coaches as much as he was during the season. Things should pick up soon and Gregory said he will then schedule his travel.
Gregory had more than twice as many catches as any other receiver for Byrnes last year. He caught 43 passes and turned those catches into 501 yards and five touchdowns and both of those numbers led the team too.