Given he says he wants to go somewhere that wins, I think we can more or less rule out State and Wake.
I have NC State connections and I agree State is not a good option as Keatts is on the hot seat big time. The only thing that is probably keeping State in the hunt for some of these players is NIL money. And that's also what's keeping VCU from making some of these final cuts.
Regarding Wake Forest, I think your are undervaluing them big time. Forbes now has that program moving in the right direction.