"Coach (Chuck) Amato offered us both yesterday," stated Slebonick a very intelligent and athletic tackle who owns a 6-foot-4 260-pound frame. "He offered us after the Spring Game."
Both four-year starters were able to speak to Coach Amato and assistant coach Michael Barry one-on-one for a good length of time about their recruitment. Apparently, the Wolfpack coaching staff feels that the twosome have the ability to quickly help fill the void left by graduation following this season.
"They talked a lot about the shortage for offensive lineman there," remarked Slebonick. "They said they had the advantage over most schools that they will only have about ten offensive linemen this year."
"They said that they both liked me and Pat's technique and our speed," added North, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 280 pounds. "They would really like for both of us to just come see them more, see the facility and get to know them better.
"They also want us to take one of our official visits there. I'm not sure what Pat and I are going to do about that, but I would really like to go back and see N.C. State more because from what I saw it was a really nice school. Also, I really want to go to Tech and watch their spring game. Then go back to UVA and watch their spring game too."
The three offering schools are also the only three schools, at this time, the North Stafford duo is considering. Slebonick lists Virginia as his leader with the Wolfpack right behind. On the other hand, North claims all three schools are equal. The alliance between the two automatically sparks the questions of a package deal.
"I'm not going to say that we are going to go to the same school, but I'm not going to say that it is out of the question," remarked North. "I mean we have been playing beside each other for four years now, and we are being looked at by the same schools and being offered by the same schools and we are looking at the schools together and talking about them together. We both are looking for the same thing, but in the end I'm not sure we are both going to go to the same college."
North and Slebonic concluded their busy weekend by making their fourth and fifth visits, respectively, to Charlottesville to soak in UVA's spring practice.
"I really liked how they practiced because they do a lot of stuff that me and Pat do right now," remarked North. "We learned a lot from the practice today. We talked to Coach (Ron) Prince and Al Groh, and pretty much the whole coaching staff."
As previously mentioned, the linemen plan to continue their tour with stops at Virginia's and Virginia Tech's Spring Games. They are also considering a stop in Knoxville to explore Tennessee's campus.