The trip to Raleigh was timely, as Aubrey was able to compare the two programs in a head to head match-up that saw NC State beat FSU 17-7, in what is fast becoming one of the hottest rivalries in the ACC.
TSW: How was your visit to Raleigh and NC State?
McPhadden: It went well. It was pretty nice up there.
TSW: Who was your host?
McPhadden: Terrance Chapman.
TSW: What kind of things did he do as a host?
McPhadden: He showed me around. We also got to see the basketball team play on Friday.
TSW: Were you able to see the football game?
McPhadden: Yes, NC State beat Florida State. It was a good game.
TSW: Were you able to hang out in the locker room?
McPhadden: Yes. The players were cool.
TSW: Did you know that NC State will be at the Gator Bowl on January 1st?
McPhadden: Yes. Coach Canales called and told me.
TSW: How far are you from the Gator Bowl?
McPhadden: About three miles. I will go watch them play while they are here.
TSW: Do you still plan on taking more visits?
McPhadden: Yes. I will make my decision in January.
TSW: On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your trip to Raleigh?
McPhadden: Hmmm, I would say about 8.5.
TSW: Thanks Aubrey. I'll call you after the Gator Bowl.