The gap between NC State and Fleming's top two schools may be much closer now than it was last week. The 5-11, 180-pound running back from Charlotte (NC) Independence told Pack Pride that his favorite schools are Miami and Virginia, but NC State is moving up his list quickly.
That's due in large part to an excellent experience in Raleigh last weekend, as Fleming was on campus for State's junior day.
"I was there," Fleming told Pack Pride. "First we all met with the coaches and they gave us our name tags and little booklets. Then we went out on the field and coach gave us a little speech. We got to talk individually with our position coaches, and we stayed out there maybe 30 or 45 minutes talking with them. We went up to have lunch and then they gave us a tour of the NC State campus. It was real good. I thought it was nice.
"I was talking to coach (Jim) Bridge because that's the one I'm most familiar with. He's come out to my school and he's my recruiting coach. He's the one that's recruiting me to NC State. I hadn't really talked to him in a while but we're pretty close. We talk maybe once every two weeks. I'll call and check up and see how everything is going at NC State. We have a pretty good relationship."
Fleming, who holds offers from NC State, Virginia and Clemson, likes the Pack but said the Cavaliers and Hurricanes are still at the top of his list. He added that NC State is now seriously in the picture, since he has connected with the coaches. He went on to say that he has not narrowed his list to those three schools, meaning he is open to others that might come along.
"I've been to Virginia and I'm going back there on March 6 for their junior day," Fleming explained. "I've already been down to meet their new coaches. It wasn't a junior day, it was just meeting them. I love them. They've embraced me just like Al Groh and his staff did. I really like them. I think they'll do well at Virginia.
"East Carolina wants me to come down there one day and Alabama wants me to come to their junior day. I had a letter from South Carolina. Basically, every school from the ACC and SEC has offered me to come to their junior days."