"I was in a meeting and the head coach [Chuck Amato] called me to his office and talked to me," said Dembry. "He told me he really liked how I played and that he wanted me to come there more often and he said before I leave to come back and visit him because he had something for me – a scholarship offer."
Dembry, who already owned an East Carolina tender, accompanied his Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County teammate Tydreke Powell to Raleigh in what turned out to be an eye-opening trip.
"The visit, it was great," said Dembry. "They showed us all over the campus. First we went to their practice even though it was raining, and then after that we visited all the coaches and the head coach, and then they show us the buildings with the weight rooms and stuff."
Although Dembry admits North Carolina is "on the top of the list," he doesn't officially claim any favorites as he hopes to continue to collect offers.
"[Recruiting] is going well so far," said Dembry. "Hopefully I get more offers, but I like N.C. State and ECU a lot, so we'll see what happens."
A possible factor in his decision is former teammate LaMarcus Bond signing with the Wolfpack last February and current teammate Powell's college decision.
"It could play a major role [that Bond signed with NCSU]," said Dembry. "He doesn't try to recruit me, we talk about him going to college and how he likes it there.
"[Powell's decision might effect my decision] maybe a little, we've been going to the same school since we've been in high school. We talk about [playing college ball together] every now and again."
For Hertford County Dembry stars at quarterback, but the 6-foot-2 175-pound athlete is being recruited as a safety/receiver combo with a small chance of playing under center.
Last season, Dembry rushed for almost 800 yards and 12 touchdowns and passed for over 500 yards and five touchdowns.
Dembry also unofficially visited North Carolina earlier in the month and will head to Auburn this Friday.