Offensive tackle Michael Via out of Greensboro (N.C.) Northeast Guilford was one of dozens of prospects in Raleigh last weekend for the North Carolina State junior day. What did the 6-foot-6, 250-pounder think of the visit?
"It was good," he said. "NC State has really nice facilities and everything up there went pretty well. I took a tour of the campus and facilities and then met with all the coaches. Afterwards I got to talk to coach O'Brien personally. It was nice, he's a good coach."
North Carolina State isn't the last visit this spring as Via has a busy schedule ahead.
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"I'm planning to go to Auburn on March 17th, Florida or Penn State on the 24th and then Georgia Tech on the 31st. I'm also looking at going to the Shrine Bowl combine and the Nike Camp at Ohio State."
Currently no schools have offered the lineman, although plenty are looking.
"Aside from those schools I've visited," he said. "I'm also getting interest from Wake Forest, Oklahoma State, North Carolina, Northwestern and Clemson."
Previously it was mentioned Virginia Tech was a leader. Is that still the case?
"I'm not sure right now, I could go anywhere pretty much," he said. "Virginia Tech is kind of a favorite. One of their coaches has called, but they haven't shown that much interest. If they do that could change things a lot with me.
"In general, I'm just making sure I find a school with my major, engineering and a good football program. I'd also like a good atmosphere at the school."
Via earned all-conference, all-area and honorable mention all-county as a junior.