Durham athlete Vad Lee grew up a fan of the Tar Heels, but that doesn't mean NC State isn't a player for his commitment at some point during the recruiting year. In fact, he's starting to learn a little bit more about the Wolfpack.
The 6-1, 194-pound athlete from Hillside High School recently took his first visit to NC State and said the experience was a positive one. It appears as though the Pack will at least make an effort to be a factor in Lee's recruitment.
"They've been coming up," Lee said of NC State. "I went to go visit them a few weeks ago. They're keeping in contact with me pretty good. I talk to coach Swepson and we're building a relationship. It was my first time really going there, but he came to my school and visited. We're pretty much getting comfortable with each other.
"I've got to like State because they're close to home. I think I'm a momma's boy so I think I'll probably end up staying close to home. I'm not sure yet. I'll give all the local schools a good shot and look at them equally."
Lee is good friends with T.J. Thorpe, another junior athlete from Durham that recently committed to North Carolina. Will that have an impact on his decision?
"Not really," he explained. "We've got separate agendas. We're pretty cool, though. We know each other real well. We work out together. I guess it has a little impact. I'm not really sure yet."
Lee said he may attend Maryland's junior day on March 27, but he isn't sure yet. He said he will camp at Georgia Tech, NC State, North Carolina and Duke over the summer. He expects to add more schools to that list over time.
Although he's rated a three-star wide receiver by Scout.com, several schools, including NC State are evaluating Lee as a quarterback.
As a junior, Lee completed 129 of 195 passes for 2,013 yards and 10 touchdowns.