Rivals100 linebacker Brandon Spikes out of Shelby (N.C.) Crest Senior took an unofficial visit to North Carolina State last weekend. What did the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder with 4.76-second speed think about the Wolpack's 31-10 loss to Clemson?
"I think he was pretty disappointed in the way North Carolina State played last weekend, but so was I," said Crest Senior head coach Roy Kirby. "The only thing is, he doesn't really say too much about his visits to me."
This weekend the No. 4 outside linebacker plans to head down to Baton Rouge.
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"He hasn't really talked about the upcoming visit that much, but I know he's looking around to take in good ballgames across the country since he only gets to do this once," he said. "I've told him to take his time and talk to the players at all of these schools because they'll let you know what the real deal is. I think he's doing that and looking to have a good time with the recruiting process. He wants to take in as many good games as he can."
Kirby confirmed that Spikes is still on for his official visit with Virginia Tech on November 4th, but wasn't so sure about the Florida official on November 25th or any others.
"He hasn't really been talking about official visits right now," he said. "He's just enjoying his season. I believe he continues to look at the same schools including Florida, LSU, North Carolina, NC State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech."
The four-star prospect has had a solid outing so far this season, but Spikes recently suffered a slight setback.
"He got a hip pointer injury the other night and I believe we're going to hold him out from this week's game," he said. "Hopefully he'll be back next week and for the playoffs. It shouldn't be too bad though as it's just holding him back a little. We don't want to re-aggravate at this time in the year.