Owens Takes Official UNC Trip

With a last minute change to his schedule, Drew Owens officially visited North Carolina this past weekend.

"It was a really good game," Owens said. "The visit was nice. The people there are real cool [and] real chill. It was good seeing how the offense was working and how the offense is clicking right now."

Originally, Owens, a 6-foot-5, 226-pound tight end from Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell, was scheduled to officially visit NC State this past weekend.

"My dad went out of town and he really wanted to go see NC State, because he hasn't been there before, and it's their fall break," Owens said. "He's been to North Carolina before. So I was like I might as well flip flop those two visits and schedule my NC State [official visit] for a later date."

Owens has rescheduled his NC State official visit for Nov. 13. The Wolfpack host Wake Forest that Saturday.

This coming weekend Owens will officially visit Michigan, where he will take in the Iowa-Michigan game. He's also scheduled to officially visit South Carolina during the weekend of Oct. 30 when the Gamecocks host Tennessee.

Owens is dead set on taking all five of his allotted official visits before making a verbal commitment in order to get "a good grasp of all the programs and be able to compare and contrast." However, he's unsure of the destination of his fifth official trip.

"It's a tough decision with the last one," Owens said. "I'm waiting on Clemson to give me a call back, because I was going to do them on the 23 [of October]. But we haven't been in communication in a while, so it's kind of weird [and] kind of sketchy.

"So I might have to go ahead and make [my final official trip] to Arkansas. But they don't have a home game on the 23 [of October], so I'm going to have to figure out something else."

Within a week of taking his final official visit, Owens plans on sitting down and making his collegiate decision.

"I don't want to say there's a school sticking out, because it's not really fair for the other schools that haven't been able to present what they can put on the table for me," Owens said. "Right now, I'm just going to take it slow."

The UNC official visit was Owens' third trip to Chapel Hill.

"I got to see their offense," Drew said. "I got to see the insides and out of how they use their tight ends. I got to see the atmosphere. So it was a good visit for me to get to know about the overall program."

Accompanied by this mother, Owens arrived in Chapel Hill on Saturday morning. They had a snack, watched the Old Well Walk, saw UNC defeat Clemson 21-16, ate dinner with UNC's coaching staff, and then Owens hung out with Tar Heel players.

Sean Fitzpatrick, a freshman tight end, served as Owens' player host.

"[Fitzpatrick] taught me a lot – just the way they do stuff," Owens said. "He got red-shirted – he wasn't too happy about that, but he knew it was for the best for him and the decision for the team. He was excited about the opportunity for me and him in the offense."

On Sunday, Owens and his mother were given a tour of the campus and then he sat in on the tight ends' and the offense's meetings.

"I learned a lot of technique [and] a lot of ins and outs of the tight end position," Owens said.

Owens closed out his official visit with a meeting with Butch Davis.

"[Davis] wanted to clear up a lot of the speculations and allegations that were going on about the program," Owens said. "He told me he's not going anywhere. He's going to be there for the long haul. That was good to hear that."

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