Visit Confirms Harrow's Decision

Derrick Favors and John Wall drew the headlines this weekend while in Raleigh, but NC State also hosted 2010 verbal commitment Ryan Harrow, a junior point guard out of Marietta (GA) Wheeler High School.

Derrick Favors and John Wall drew the headlines this weekend while in Raleigh, but NC State also hosted 2010 verbal commitment Ryan Harrow. The junior point guard arrived just in time to attend the Wolfpack's football game against Florida State.

"I had a lot of fun," said Harrow. "State lost, but it was good going to the game and seeing all the fan support. All of the fans were coming up to us at the game... I liked it a lot."

Harrow also had a chance to attend the Wolfpack's opening practice of the season.

"The team was working hard, and they are real intense," he said. "You can tell they are trying to get better. I talked with Brandon [Costner] a lot, Courtney [Fells], and Simon Harris.

"They were working a lot on their fastbreak offense. It seemed like they wanted to run a lot."

The Wolfpack's point guard commitment in the 2010 class, Harrow also spent some time with C.J. Leslie, NC State's other 2010 verbal.

"C.J. was real cool," said Harrow. "I got his number before I left. We tried to play some basketball together, but it was too much driving for me to get back up to Raleigh.

"We talked about maybe playing AAU together next summer. If we did that we could go ahead and learn about each other's game... I think we're going to do that. We might play with a team called NC Assault."

Because he was staying in Charlotte with his relatives, Harrow didn't attend Saturday's open practice. However, he plans on possibly returning to Raleigh in the near future.

"I was staying in Charlotte so I didn't have a ride back up on Saturday... I was just there Thursday and Friday," said Harrow. "I'm going to try and make it back for the Red-White Game that they are having this next weekend."

Harrow secured offers from NC State, Auburn, and UT-Chattanooga before committing to the Wolfpack earlier this summer. Wake Forest, Kentucky, Marquette, Florida, and Clemson had also expressed early interest.

Despite his verbal to NC State, teams remain in contact but Harrow says that he is firmly committed.

"Auburn, Florida, Marquette, Clemson, and Georgetown are all still sending letters," said Harrow. "I'm definitely still committed though. Just going back down to State helped me feel even more comfortable about my decision."

As a sophomore at Concord (NC) Cannon School, Harrow was averaging 16 points and five assists, leading the team in both categories, when he left the team during towards the end of the season to transfer back to Marietta (GA) Walton where he could be with his mother following the death of his grandmother.

The 5-foot-11, 155-pound point guard feels that Walton is poised to have a big season, and his head coach has really been impressed with Harrow's play.

"I think we can be real good," said Harrow. "We've got some good players and have a chance to win a lot of games. I'm ready to get out there and play... I know we have a tournament in North Carolina in December. I think it is in Winston-Salem or at Belmont Abbey."

"I coached Kevin Kruger about six or seven years ago, and he was a great point guard for me," said Walton head coach Joe Goydish. "Ryan sees the floor just as good as, if not better than Kevin. Ryan has just a natural feel for the game. He sees things before they occur, and he has incredible ballhandling skills. He gets people involved in games, and his teammates love playing with him.

"He's sneaky... he's a little kid, probably about 6-foot and 150 pounds, but he's really long. He has about a 6-foot-9 wingspan... he gets to the glass and can score inside. We've played about 35 team camp games this summer at various colleges, and everybody that has watched him play says that he's just fun to watch. You don't want to take your eye off of him because he'll do some things that will make your jaw drop. He's special."

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