NC State hosted a surprise official visitor of sorts this weekend when they entertained mammoth offensive lineman Kevin Macon from Oliver High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. The 6-6, 330-pound lineman was instrumental in leading his team to a 7-3 record in 2005 and a run through the state 3A playoffs to the semifinal game.
Pack Pride caught up with Macon after his trip and he reflected on his visit with the Wolfpack.
"The visit was great," said Macon. "They showed me a great time. We went to the basketball game and that was exciting. The fan support was real nice. Jeraill McCuller was my host and he was real cool. He's a big guy just like me.
"Coach (Steve) Dunlap is the guy recruiting me and he's a character. He was just a good guy and he's real funny."
While the Pack has yet to offer the senior lineman a scholarship, the coaches appear to be genuinely interested and told Macon they plan to track him the rest of the recruiting season.
"They were telling me that they are really interested in me and that they're going to keep up with me," said Macon.
While he's yet to earn an offer, Macon is hearing from schools like NC State, Eastern Michigan, Howard, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Syracuse.
For now, he's formulated a top four with everyone equal at the current time.
"My top schools right now are NC State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Cincinnati," he said. "I really don't have a favorite just yet."
Macon has yet to set any additional official visits.