NC State hosted one of the top remaining prospects on their recruiting board this weekend. DE Adam Patterson from Richland-Northeast High School in Columbia, SC is a four-star player according to Scout.com and Pack Pride caught up with him after his official visit to NC State.
"The trip went great," said Patterson. "I had a chance to see the facilities and had a good talk with coach Amato. JC Neal was my host.
"The thing that stuck out with me was the Centennial Center. It's new and I want to major in Information Technology."
Patterson also had a chance to sit down with coach Amato before departing Raleigh and the Wolfpack's head coach made it clear that defensive end is a priority for the class of 2006.
"We had a chance to meet with coach Amato before we left and he was just telling me about the program and what his goals are," Patterson said. "He also told me that I would have a great opportunity there. They're losing Mario (Williams) and the other defensive end (Manny Lawson) and they just said I'll have a great opportunity."
Patterson has already made official visits to Tennessee, South Carolina and Michigan in addition to NC State. He will make his final visit to Auburn next weekend and then make his decision on signing day. Patterson said he's still open to all of the schools on his official visit list.
"I plan to announce at my school at 12:00pm on signing day," he said. "Then, I'm going up to Charlotte to do an interview for ESPN. I know it's going to be such a tough decision because all of these schools are great schools. The thing is, I know I can't make a bad choice."