Johnsonville (S.C.) offensive tackle Justin Lewis made two unofficial visits this past weekend, to South Carolina and North Carolina State for Junior Day events. He talked about his experience at both schools.
On Sunday, the 6-foot-4, 315-pounder was in Raleigh to check out the Wolfpack.
"It went good," Lewis said. "I got to see the facilities and talk with the coaches. I met with the position coach. I talked to (N.C. State head coach) Tom O'Brien after everything was finished."
Several aspects of his trip stood out to Lewis.
"One of the things that I liked was how they treat the players," he said. "The campus is nice and the facilities are nice. The coaches have worked together a long time and have a good amount of experience."
Lewis added that the Pack coaching staff talked with him about a possible future scholarship offer, but did not formally offer on his visit.
Lewis was at South Carolina on Saturday.
"That trip went good, too," Lewis said. "I got to meet all of the coaches that I have talked to before, see the athletic facilities and get an overview of what it would be like on a typical day if I go to school there and play football."
Just like N.C. State, the Gamecocks talked about offering Lewis, but have not officially as of yet.
Lewis compared the two visits.
"The facilities I would have to say N.C. State is better," he said. "The coaching staff at both schools, they stand about the same. So I would have to say that overall, both schools stand around the same right now to me."
Lewis has several other trips planned for the future.
"I know I plan to go to Clemson and to Duke," he said. "I'm going back to N.C. State to watch practice and back to South Carolina to watch football practice."