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PI EXCLUSIVE: 4-Star SF Patrick Williams Breaks Down NC State Official Visit

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This past weekend 2019 4-Star Small Forward Patrick Williams took an official visit to NC State, and it was his 1st official visit. He joined 2019 5-Star Point Guard Jalen Lecque on his official visit. Williams listed NC State in his Top-10 along with Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Maryland, Texas, Clemson, Louisville, Arizona, Florida State and Ohio State a little over a month ago, and the Wolfpack coaches had an in-home visit with him this week. ESPN ranks Williams as the #34 overall player in the 2019 class, which is right on the edge of being a 5-star prospect. They also rank him as the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.

The Crystal Ball over at 247Sports has one prediction in for Williams, and it is in favor of the Wolfpack.

Williams plays for West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, NC).

We caught up with Williams, and he broke down his experience in Raleigh. 

On his overall experience during his official visit to NC State…

“It was great, I really got to build a better relationship with the entire coaching staff & with the team. I knew the guys from North Carolina, but I got to hang with all the other players on the team.”

On his favorite part of the visit…

“My favorite part of the visit would be the atmosphere of the football game. It was an opportunity for me to feel the love that the NC State community gives to its sports. It was mind blowing to see how much recognition and praise the basketball team got from the students at the tailgate.”

On his time with the current NC State players…

“I would say I spent an equal amount of time with all of the players because Jalen (Lecque) & I would go to all their dorms and ask them questions about Coach Keatts: how he is on a daily basis and how they like being an NC State basketball player.”

On what he likes about NC State…

“Particularly, I like that NC State is close to home, I like the feel that I got being on campus, the energy that the entire coaching staff brings to the table everyday, the family vibe of the entire basketball program. I like the fact that Coach Keatts has coached pros because that is the ultimate goal. His belief in me really stood out from day 1. He really believes that I will develop into a pro in a short amount of time.”

On Kevin Keatts pitch for him to run with the Pack…

“Coach Keatts pitch has been one of belief and confidence. He’s made it clear that he sees me as a one-and-done, or at the maximum, two-and-done player. His pitch included playing me at all the guard spots because of their ability to interchange the one through four positions. He really believes that at NC State I will be as successful as I want to be. He mentioned that he has two scholarships open for my class, and has made it clear that he wants me filling one of those two.”

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2021 PG Carter Whitt, #2 in NC, Attended NC State’s Victory Over Syracuse

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2021 Point Guard Carter Whitt (6’3″/170) took an unofficial visit to NC State on Wednesday, attending the Wolfpack’s 73-58 victory over Syracuse.

Raleigh is home for Whitt, playing for Leesville Rd High School. Rivals ranks him as the #46 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #2 player in the state of North Carolina in 2021.

NC State offered Whitt back on December 31st.

He also holds offers from Ole Miss and UVA.

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4-Star 2020 PG Jalen Cone Visited NC State for Virginia Tech Game

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This past Saturday, 4-star 2020 point guard Jalen Cone (5’11″/163) took an unofficial visit to NC State for their game against Virginia Tech.

At this point, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are the only Power 5 schools that have offered Cone thus far, despite the fact that Rivals ranks him as the #60 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class.

Cone is one of the best scorers in the state of North Carolina, averaging 25.9 points and 6.6 assists per game for Walkertown (Kernersville, NC). He’s electric, having the ability to drop 50+ on a given night.

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4-Star PG Cam Hayes Visited NC State This Weekend

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4-Star 2021 point guard Cam Hayes (6’2″/175) took an unofficial visit to NC State this weekend for their horrendous loss to Virginia Tech.

Rivals ranks Hayes as the #16 player overall in the 2021 recruiting class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #1 player in the state of North Carolina in 2021.

Hayes plays for Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, NC).

NC State offered Hayes on September 29th last year, and he took an unofficial visit to Raleigh on October 19th.

Hayes also holds offers from Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Clemson, Wake Forest.

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4-Star 2019 G Commit Dereon Seabron: VIDEO VAULT

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4-Star 2019 Guard Dereon Seabron committed to run with the Wolfpack earlier tonight. Check out his VIDEO VAULT below.

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