"Ah man I loved it," exclaimed Houston. "They got beautiful facilities. The people up there, they're really nice. I just had a good time you know. I'm concerned with the people they have within the program and the town, that's important because you have to live there for four years and you don't want to be somewhere where you feel uncomfortable."
Houston definitely received his desired comfort level with both the university and Raleigh. He was able to scope out "the town" the first night of his visit with his host. Surprisingly, during his exploring, Houston saw a lot of familiar faces.
"I saw a couple of guys I knew," explained Houston. "Bobby Washington and Stephen Tulloch, I talked to them for a little bit, asked them how they liked it."
The visit wasn't only about gallivanting around Raleigh, Houston also met up with academic advisors and members of the N.C. State coaching staff including head coach Chuck Amato.
The visit definitely impressed Houston, but the Scout.com two-star prospect realizes he has many more officials to take before making a decision.
"I can't really say," remarked Houston in regards to a leader. "I took this visit to N.C. State and I really liked it, but that's my first visit, though. I went with Dorian [Munore] and he already had taken a visit, and he was like ‘Don't get too excited, because it was a good visit, but they're all pretty much like this.'"
Houston will take his postponed official visit to West Virginia this upcoming weekend. He also has official visits scheduled with Florida State (Jan. 7th), Rutgers (Jan. 14th), and Ohio State (Jan. 21st), but admits if Miami were to come through with an offer things could change on his schedule. He was originally scheduled to officially visit Auburn, but that has since been canceled.