UNC Exceeds Seymour's Expectations

DeVondre Seymour was among a group of players from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett who visited North Carolina on Saturday for the Tar Heels' ACC Coastal matchup with Georgia Tech.

"The visit went pretty good," Seymour said. "I didn't think it would be that nice down there, but it's real nice. I don't know. I liked it a lot."

UNC – specifically assistant coach Deke Adams – has been recruiting Seymour since January. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman had attempted to visit Chapel Hill previously, but up until Saturday those trips fell through.

Seymour's teammate Donnie Miles, who made the trip with him and has been verbally committed to UNC since March, deserves a lot of credit for finally getting Seymour on campus.

"He's having some success [recruiting me]," Seymour said. "He made me look at it more than I would have. He was the person that made me want to check it out. He just told me it's real nice down there and they have a good program going on and the coaches are real nice and he loves it."

In spite of UNC's 68-50 loss, Seymour was impressed by what he saw from the Tar Heels on the football field in Kenan Stadium and the overall atmosphere.

"Ah man, it was amazing down there," Seymour said.

Following the game, Seymour spoke briefly with Adams, who recruits Gwinnett County for UNC.

"He told me how he really wanted me and how they're going to continue to recruit me," Seymour said.

Before the game, the group from North Gwinnett – which also included '14 wide receiver Nate Brown, '14 defensive end Dante Sawyer, and '15 defensive back Jaye Stackhouse – received a quick tour of UNC's facilities. After conversing with Adams, they headed to Franklin Street.

"Things were real nice," Seymour said. "The atmosphere was real nice. Franklin Street was real fun."

Seymour says there's a very good chance he'll make a return trip to UNC – perhaps for an official visit.

"I haven't really decided where I'll go just yet [for official visits]," Seymour said. "I'll probably take all five. I really don't know who will get them – I can't say. Our coaches don't want us to worry about recruiting because we're in the playoffs."

Seymour, who is the adopted son and biological nephew of Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour, doesn't claim any favorite schools, but was rumored to have come close to verbally committing to Georgia during the spring.

"I just got off the phone with Georgia and I've been talking to them for a while," Seymour said. "I talk to North Carolina a lot too and Florida every now and then."

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