'They Are My Leader'

Miami (Fla.) South offensive tackle Simon Codrington headed to NC State this past weekend for his first official visit, and left with the Wolfpack as his leader.

"I liked it a whole lot," Simon Codrington said. "They showed me a lot of hospitality, and I just liked everything about it.

"Jimmie Sutton was my host, and he's real nice people. He showed me around, and he told me about all of his experiences at NC State. He was real cool."

While in Raleigh Codrington was able to spend time with Head Coach Chuck Amato and offensive line coach Mike Barry.

"We talked about playing time and where I could be on the depth chart," Codrington said. "I watched film with the offensive line coach, and he showed me some of their system.

"They told me that if I was to go there I could probably get some playing time and see the field a lot because they are graduating three starting linemen."

NC State reportedly had twelve prospects on campus this past weekend, and Codrington talked to a few of the other talented players who visited the Wolfpack.

"Jarrett Brown was there and so was Conredge Collins," Codrington said. "They also had a commitment from Cardinal Gibbons, their quarterback, and they had Kenny Phillips in. They also had a receiver from North Carolina and another one from Pennsylvania, but I didn't get to talk to them. They did have a lot of good guys in."

Following the visit to NC State, where does the Wolfpack stand in his recruitment.

"You can say they are my leader," Codrington said. "I haven't seen the others yet, but I liked what I saw from NC State. Then it would be Florida State and then Auburn, Florida, and West Virginia."

Codrington has trips remaining to Auburn (12/17), Florida State (1/7), Florida (1/14), and West Virginia (1/21).

The 6'7 265-pound offensive tackle prospect plans to announce his decision after his last visit to West Virginia. Look for NC State to be right in the mix when it's time for Codrington to make his choice.

"You can count on that," Codrington said. "NC State's going to be right there."

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