Harrell Enjoys Visit to NC State

Pack Pride checks in with Tampa (FL) linebacker Anthony Harrell after his recent visit to NC State.

Anthony Harrell was in Raleigh last week for an unofficial visit to NC State and Pack Pride caught up with him shortly after he was finished.

The Tampa (FL) Freedom linebacker (6-3, 215 pounds) holds an offer from the Pack, as well as South Florida, West Virginia, Duke, and lots of smaller programs, so he has made a name for himself over the past year.

Harrell thoroughly enjoyed his time at NC State and couldn't stop raving about the facilities he saw.

"It went real well," he reflected. "I liked it a lot. I went to their practice and got to tour all the facilities. I toured the whole stadium and looked at the weight room. It's a very nice weight room. They have a very nice therapy room, or sports medicine room. Everything was real nice ... the meeting rooms were nice, the stadium was real nice. I like how they've got the tunnel with the wolf and the wolf statues out front. It was all real nice."

The facilities weren't the only highlight of the trip. Harrell also enjoyed the opportunity to talk to a couple of coaches.

"I went to the linebacker meeting and got to sit in with coach and listen to him. He sounds like a pretty good coach. I got to talk to coach O'Brien too. He just said it was great to have me up there."

Though he isn't ready to name a leader, Harrell told Pack Pride that he knows of at least two schools that will be in his top five whenever he comes out with that list.
            
"I don't have a full top five yet, just a couple of schools," he said. "NC State is pretty high. They're going to be in the top five. West Virginia is in there too."

Harrell said he also visited Wake Forest while he was in North Carolina. He did not say the Demon Deacons were one of his favorites but he did say he enjoyed the visit.

He plans on making his decision after his second or third game of his senior season this fall.

Harrell is rated a three star prospect and the No. 42 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com.

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