Muhammad Talks UNC Trip, Plans Others

One of the nation's top wings took a trip across the country to take in North Carolina's midnight madness.

Shabazz Muhammad was one of the bigger names taking a visit this weekend.

A top 5 talent in the 2012 class, Muhammad hoped on a plane in Las Vegas and spent the weekend in Chapel Hill (N.C.) for his second unofficial visit to North Carolina.

"It was off the chain," Muhammad said of the event. "That was my first [Late Night] visit, but it left a very good impression on me. I was impressed with all the fans and the glitter and the lights and the guys having fun out there and Coach Roy dancing. It was a great experience for me."

Muhammad, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound wing prospect, doesn't claim a favorite, but he did say that the Tar Heels left a great impression on him.

"I'm pretty much still weighing my options," Muhammad said. "North Carolina definitely helped themselves. Everybody else is pretty much neck and neck, but North Carolina definitely helped themselves."

"I wouldn't say they are leader, but they definitely helped themselves," he added. "I don't have a leader yet."

To go with North Carolina, Muhammad is also considering UCLA, Duke, Memphis, Texas, Louisville and UNLV.

"I've narrowed it down a little bit, but I'm probably going to really narrow it down after the basketball season," he told

Muhammad is also hoping to work in a couple more visits in the near future.

"I definitely want to get down to Kentucky," he said. "I think I'm going to go down to Duke when they play Virginia Tech and that will be a great game to watch. I also want to get down to Louisville because I heard they have a new arena and I want to check that out."

While Muhammad is clearly involved in his recruitment, he doesn't plan to make a decision any time soon.

"I'm probably a ways away from making my decision," he said. "I just want to take my time and make sure the school I pick is the right choice for me."

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