"I'm trying to make it by the end of this week," McKissic told StateFans. "It's going to be either NC State or Clemson, and both said to just take my time and make the right decision."
Jacquez visited Clemson on January 9th and was impressed with what the Tigers had to offer. But shortly after the visit, NC State (after receiving film) became heavily involved. The Wolfpack offered a scholarship and brought the defensive end up to Raleigh for an official visit the final weekend before National Signing Day.
"I liked it. I liked NC State even before them offering a scholarship or that visit, so my time up there made me like them even more. I was thinking Clemson all the way before going up there but now it makes my decision even harder. I don't know what I'm going to do."
What did he like the most about his trip to Raleigh?
"What stood out most was the players. I just got along with all of them and could see myself fitting in at NC State."
One snag in his decision process could be the fact that his family didn't visit NC State with him. McKissic's mother did make the trip to Clemson, and that could be a factor in the Tigers favor.
"Well, my family didn't go to NC State with me so they only saw Clemson. I kind of wish they had so they could see what NC State had to offer. I'm just going to have to make this decision on what I feel though."
When asked to name the one aspect of each school that he likes the most, Jacquez was quick to point out the players at NC State and possibility to play early at Clemson.
"The one thing for NC State would be the players and with Clemson I think it would be early playing time."
On the season, McKissic finished with 50 tackles, 10 sacks, and 1 interception from his defensive end position. The 6-foot-6 263 pound prospect garnered all-area and all-state honors as a senior.