WR/DB JC Neal (6-1, 185 pounds, 4.4-seconds in the 40) of Lakewood High School in Sumter, SC now favors NC State over Virginia Tech and Maryland.
JC Neal reportedly had a phenomenal showing at NC State's football camp over the summer and has been a major recruiting priority ever since. Neal was able to attend his first Pack game this past weekend and was blown away by the gameday atmosphere.
"It was fun," said Neal. "That was really exciting. That was the best game I've been to this year. I talked to coach Amato at the Walk of Champions. It was a lot of people out there. That was fun. Then we went to the game and that was basically it. I'll be coming back for an official visit in January."
While some schools like Neal as a safety on the next level, the Wolfpack is recruiting Neal as a WR and the three-star athlete said that fits him just fine.
"They've got a speed offense and I think I can help," he said. "I'm being recruited as a receiver and defensive back but State likes me as a receiver."
Although a final decision could still be months away, the Pack can boast the upper hand for Neal's commitment, at least in the short term.
"Right now, NC State sticks out a whole lot," said Neal. "I would say they're out front but I'll know more when I go on my visit. Virginia Tech and Maryland are still up there. I go to Virginia Tech on Nov. 26 and Maryland on Dec. 3."
Neal is being recruited by Pack RB coach Dick Portee. He is rated as the No. 8 player in SC by Scout.com and projects as an academic qualifier.