Anderson (S.C.) T.L. Hannah athlete Quinton Payton committed to NC State in August, spurning offers from Duke and Wake Forest in the process. He made the trip to Durham for the Pack's game against Duke over the weekend and spoke with Pack Pride about his experience.
How did the trip to Wallace Wade Stadium go for Payton?
"I had a good time there," Payton said. "I went with some friends that Duke is looking at as well, so I looked at Duke but I was mainly watching State. My commitment to State is still pretty solid. I didn't get a chance to talk to any coaches because there were a lot of recruits there.
"I had already been to State for an unofficial visit when they played South Florida. I'm still going to take an official up there but I'll probably wait until after my season is over before I go again."
Payton said since he committed to the Pack most other schools have backed off. He said he does not anticipate taking any other trips to schools other than the official visit he will be taking to Raleigh.
The 6-4, 190 pound prospect has not devoted much attention to the recruiting process since verbally committing to the Pack a few months ago. He has made the switch to quarterback in T.L. Hannah's spread offense, which has placed a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. They start the playoffs this week.
Long and rangy, Payton has good hands and shows the ability to consistently find holes in opposing defenses. As a junior he tallied 51 catches for 822 yards and nine touchdowns. He is rated a two-star prospect and the No. 264 wide receiver in the nation by Socut.com
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