Davis Goes In-Home with Brown

North Carolina verbal commitment Devonte Brown hosted Butch Davis and Sam Pittman on Tuesday evening for an in-home visit.

"We had a good time, we enjoyed some laughs," the 6-foot-4, 279-pound defensive tackle from Fayetteville (N.C.) Britt said.

Davis and Pittman had dinner at Brown's home, along with Brown's mother and her fiancé.

"[We discussed] everything about me being there – football-wise and education-wise," Brown said.

Among the topics was who would be Brown's position coach. Brown says he hasn't be told whether interim defensive line coach Charlie Coiner will remain on staff.

"[Davis] said he definitely would get back to me on that," Brown said. "He said he would definitely find a defensive line coach for us."

Brown verbally committed to UNC during his official visit less than a month ago.

"I'm happy," Brown said. "I feel like I made the right decision."

Brown says other schools have continued to recruit him. However, he doesn't plan on visiting any other schools.

After reaching the NCHSAA 4AA State title game in 2009, Britt had expectations of a title run. However, the Buccaneers, which posted an 11-2 record, were knocked out of the playoffs by the only team to defeat them during the regular season – Fayetteville (N.C.) Seventy-First.

"We had a good run," Brown said. "But at the same time, we could have done better as a team. There was no pointing fingers – we won and lost as a team."

Prior to his junior year, Brown transferred into Britt from Elizabethtown (N.C.) East Bladen. Thus, there was a lot of "feeling out" by both Brown and the Britt coaching staff. Brown saw snaps on offense and defense and his reps increased as the season went along.

For his senior season, though, Brown focused solely on defensive tackle and was a starter from the get-go.

"It was incredible," Brown said. "I enjoyed every bit of it."

Brown ended the season with 65 tackles, six sacks, and a forced fumble.

"I feel like I got better," Brown said. "I improved a lot from last year."

Brown has one last high school game to play – the Shrine Bowl on Dec. 18. He'll be representing the state of North Carolina, along with several other UNC verbal commitments.

"It's going to be fun," Brown said. "I'm going to see them everyday when we arrive at Carolina and I'm going to see them every day during the Shrine Bowl [week] – so it's a little preview."

Brown has already established a relationship with several fellow UNC commitments, including Eric Ebron, Jarrod James, Travis Riley, and T.J. Thorpe.

After returning home from the Shrine Bowl, Brown doesn't plan on participating in any sports. Instead, he's going to focus on preparing for his collegiate career.

Academically, Brown says he is projected as a qualifier by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

"I'm cleared," Brown said. "I'm ready to go."

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