Edwards Spends Evening at UNC

Avery Edwards returned to North Carolina on Wednesday evening to spend one-on-one time with Walt Bell, UNC's tight ends coach, and the rest of the Tar Heels coaching staff.

"[Bell] is all-around a great guy," Edwards said. "As you spend more time with people, you get to know them more and he's the same guy he was when he met me the first time. When I see him now, he's not somebody different. He told me straight up who he is, what he does, and how he coaches. In the [tight end] meeting rooms I saw proof of that. He's full of energy and he brought that to the film room. He's a good teacher.

"We got to sit down and talk about why the tight end is a priority for them and how I could be a special player for them."

After arriving on campus around 5 p.m., Edwards, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end from Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft School, sat in on a team meeting followed by a tight end meeting led by Bell.

"I got to see how Coach Bell reacts to his players, how he teaches his players, and how they learn their offense," Edwards said. "I got to learn a little bit about the offense. I got to be around the players – [Eric] Ebron, Jack [Tabb]. They are all great guys."

Edwards then had a private film session with Bell.

"We watched tight end cutups," Edwards said. "We watched all the tight end catches, screens, deep, in-between the hashes, blocking, attached, detached."

Bell and Edwards then went their separate ways as Edwards met with Blake Anderson, UNC's offensive coordinator.

"He asked me if I had any questions," Edwards said. "He asked me what he needs to do to get me to be a Tar Heel."

Before heading home, Edwards met with Larry Fedora in his office.

"He's just a great guy," Edwards said. "He asked me how my family was doing. He asked me what my values were. He told me that UNC would be a special place for me. He really welcomed me and thanked me for coming. He told me I need to get back up there for the Duke-UNC [basketball] game and a spring practice."

Although the excitement in his voice was apparent when discussing the visit, Edwards remains reluctant to name any favorite schools.

"I'm still going to stay wide open until I get around to all the schools," Edwards said. "I definitely see that UNC is a special place and could possibly be a special place for me. But I think all my choices are great. I'm not going to have any favorites until the beginning of the summer or maybe halfway into the summer."

In addition to returning to UNC for the basketball game against Duke on March 9, Edwards plans to attend a junior day at Louisville, the most recent school to have offered, this Saturday. He'll attend Wake Forest's Junior Day on March 2.

Previously, Edwards has visited Duke and NC State.

Each of the aforementioned schools has offered, plus Pittsburgh and Virginia.

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