Wischnefski Has 'Great' Visit

Melbourne (FL) offensive lineman Ryan Wischnefski visited NC State this past weekend and was impressed with what the Wolfpack had to offer.

"It was good, I liked it a lot up there," Ryan Wischnefski told Pack Pride. "It was amazing how much food they gave us. That's the best way to get a fat man to go to your school.

"The facilities were awesome. It's great up there. The program is going in the right direction. I didn't know what to expect, but I like it a lot now."

Wolfpack left guard Kalani Heppe was Wischnefski's player host, and the sophomore did a great job of making him feel comfortable.

"The people were all really nice and the players treated me like I was on the team already," Wischnefski said. "Kalani Heppe was my host. He was a cool guy. I liked him a lot. He did a good job because he let me know how the coaches really are. I like coach Barry and it was good to hear that's how he is even when he's not your recruiter.

Just before leaving NC State the 6-foot-3, 320-pound interior lineman met with Wolfpack head coach Chuck Amato. Wischnefski didn't know if NC State had officially offered prior to the trip and Amato cleared up the scholarship situation.

"I talked with him before I left," Wischnefski said. "I gave him a lot of information on my background so he can get a good grasp of me.

"He said they are going to keep in touch about offering. He wanted to get to know me some more, and I can understand that since all of this has moved so fast. I think I'm going to have one on the table real soon. I think Florida State, NC State, and some others are close."

The Wolfpack's main competition appears to be Florida State. The Seminoles have remained in contact with Wischnefski and have scheduled an official visit for January 13th. His Florida State recruiter even called during his Wolfpack official visit.

"They just started the dead period so they can't call me right now," Wischnefski said. "Coach Sexton called while I was on my NC State visit, but I didn't answer. I was too busy doing other things.

"Florida State's an established program, and they are probably my top choice because they are in-state, but we'll have to see what happens."

Wischnefski is being recruited to play center for the Seminoles while the Wolfpack is recruiting him as an offensive guard. Other programs in the mix include South Florida, Central Florida, and Florida Atlantic, but Florida State and NC State appear to be in great shape.

"You can say I like those two the best," he said. "When I take that visit I can compare it to this one, and I'll go from there."

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