Tanner McEvoy, one of New Jersey's top junior recruits, recently made a tour of schools on Tobacco Road.
The 6-6, 200-pound athlete from Bergen Catholic made stops at NC State, North Carolina and Duke while he was in the Old North State, and the trip gave him a good impression of what each of those schools has to offer.
He also checked out a few other schools in the region in an information-gathering mission, so no one can say McEvoy has taken a laid back approach to the recruiting process.
"Yeah, I visited NC State," McEvoy told Pack Pride. "I liked it. A lot of the coaches weren't there so I didn't get the full tour. I'd say it was pretty similar to some of the other schools I've seen."
McEvoy didn't have much to say about the trip beyond that. In addition to the three North Carolina schools, McEvoy made trips to West Virginia, Pitt and Maryland. Did any of the trips stand out as especially good experiences?
"Most of the schools were pretty similar. I wouldn't say I liked one more than the rest. I liked UNC and Pitt did a nice job. Those are two that really did a good job. It wasn't really much better than the rest, but I liked them a lot."
As a junior, McEvoy tallied 35 catches for 550 yards and three touchdowns although he'll line up at quarterback as a senior. However, his likely destination in college could ultimately project him at wide receiver, tight end or H-back.
When asked what the biggest factors in his decision will be McEvoy cited academics, the coaching staff and location. He is currently rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com.