Still, Harrow will miss playing with Lorenzo Brown, his Godbrother, and close friend C.J. Leslie, who was coached at Raleigh Word of God by Erasto Hatchett, Matthews’ son-in-law.
"He actually loved the area that he was in," she said. "It’s just that he wanted to have that opportunity [to visit other schools]. If the NCAA allowed him to go out on these visits and be able to go back to N.C. State, he may have made that choice. But the NCAA doesn’t allow him to do that.
Visits will be Kentucky, Louiville, St. Johns, Georgia, and Texas. My mom & I will go to the schools and make the best decision
NC State's Ryan Harrow will decide on his basketball future by the end of the day
Harrow said he'll be back in the gym as soon as NC State's season is over to work on his weaknesses.
"I have to work on my confidence," Harrow said. "I need to be able to play my game, but also do what the coach wants. I have to get that down.
"I'll be in the gym as soon as possible and in the weight room. I'll be working on my speed and get a consistent jump shot. That is what I need to do the most."
Ryan Harrow will be a game-time decision tonight against Virginia Tech.
"I've swear the wolfpack nation can have some great fans but some others really surprise me. I thought I joined a great family but the true colors are coming out. SMH"
Freshman guard Ryan Harrow played more minutes and was more productive than senior guard Javier Gonzalez for N.C. State in a 75-66 loss at Boston College on Tuesday night.
The freshman found himself on the bench for a key sequence in the second half, though, because of a defensive lapse, Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe said.
Down a 60-57 after a Tracy Smith beat Josh Southern in the post at 4:20, Boston College ran a high ball screen for senior guard Biko Paris. Harrow got lost on the screen and Paris drained an open 3 at 4:03 to tie the game at 60.
11. Ryan Harrow, NC State
Harrow comes off the bench but averages starter's minutes in Sidney Lowe's nine-deep rotation in Raleigh. Usually a 5-11 freshman playing alongside a McDonald's All-American like C.J. Leslie wouldn't be encouraged to take 29 percent of his team's shots during his minutes. But in Harrow's case it's worked out, as he's made 48 percent of his twos and recorded excellent assist and turnover rates. He hasn't shown any perimeter range yet, but Harrow's 92 percent shooting at the line says that could come someday soon.