Wolfpack center Jordan Collins and senior Marcus Melvin hosted Courtney while he was in Raleigh, and both left an impression on the Mississippi native.
"I liked Jordan and Marcus Melvin a lot. We hung out and talked. They were bigger than I thought they would be."
NC State's facilities are a major recruiting advantage for the Wolfpack and Fells agreed that they gave him something to think about.
"The facilities were wonderful," he said. "My favorite part was the RBC Center. The locker rooms were crazy and the whole thing was so big. It was all great."
Courtney has two unofficial visits scheduled for the next couple of weeks, but has yet to set up any other official visits.
"I have some unofficials left. I have LSU next week and I'm suppose to go to Alabama this week but that just depends on how I feel."
"I'd like to check out all of the schools looking at me, but I just don't know who else I'll take official visits to. I took this one so I could visit the school I liked the most right now."
"If I could, I would go back to NC State for another one," he joked.
Given that the Wolfpack led for his services entering the visit and he appears to have had a great trip, did Courtney pull the trigger and commit to NC State?
"No, I didn't commit," he said. "They didn't put any pressure on me or anything. The coaches just said for me to decide whenever I was ready, and I liked that."
"I'm going to try and wait until August, but I'm definitely signing in the early period."
Author's Note: Courtney Fells will not be in the triangle for the Bob Gibbons Tournament of champions over Memorial Day weekend. He has a local AAU tournament in Jackson, Mississippi this weekend and will attend the ABCD Camp. NC State, LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State have all offered scholarships with Georgia Tech, Maryland, and South Carolina showing heavy interest.