Thaddeus Young Returns From UNC

Thaddeus Young began his official visits last weekend to Georgia Tech and just got back from Chapel Hill earlier today. The Memphis Mitchell High (Tenn.) forward, the No. 7 player in the nation, will almost certainly take at least two more trips.

Two down and at least two to go for Thaddeus Young.

Young (, No. 7) returned from his official visit to North Carolina on Sunday afternoon, one week after visiting Georgia Tech and one week prior to his scheduled official visit to Kentucky. The 6-foot-7 ½, 205-pound Mitchell High (Tenn.) senior forward also has a trip scheduled to Arkansas for the weekend of Midnight Madness – and plans to take his fifth and final visit to either Memphis or Tennessee.

``I've still got at least two more visits to go," he said. "I've got to see how everything plays out at the end, but I really enjoyed my first two visits to Georgia Tech and North Carolina." Young said that choosing a highlight of his trip to Chapel Hill this past weekend was easy.

``The halftime show when the team received their championship rings," Young said.

``They showed me the school and how it would be when I get there," Young added. "The sights of the city. You eat good and everything is basically paid for. We stayed at the finest hotel on the campus and got showed a good time."

Young, who arrived on Friday morning, was hosted by sophomore point guard Quentin Thomas.

``Everywhere I went, fans knew me already," Young said. "They saw us and would keep saying that we needed to come. They had shirts with our names on them and we signed a lot of autographs."

``When you get there, they really make you feel at home," added Young. "They keep up so much with basketball and know you already. Even when the football team was losing, they were still cheering like crazy."

Young, who has a 4.3 GPA, also had nothing but positive things to say about his trip to Georgia Tech the previous weekend.

``That visit was great, also," he said. "They are both great places to go. I love the fact that the Georgia Tech campus is right in the middle of Atlanta."

Both Young and his father, Felton, maintained that one key for wherever he ends up is a place that will allow him to play the small forward and shooting guard spot.

``At Mitchell, I'll be in the post," Thaddeus Young said. "But I can step out. I'm trying to make the conversion to the two and the three."

``They're all programs that he can step in and play right away, but my biggest concern is where he'll get a chance to step in and play the two and the three," added Felton, who played professional basketball. "I want to make sure he goes somewhere he can play on the perimeter."

``Once he finishes the visits, we'll sit down and talk about it," added Felton.

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