Johnson Checks Out UNC

Kaleb Johnson visited North Carolina over the weekend for his first official trip.

"It was pretty nice," Johnson said. "I got to meet a few of the players and the coaches seem pretty cool. I kind of liked [UNC]. It was fun. I had fun. They feed us a lot."

Regardless, Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound offensive lineman from Jacksonville (Fla.) White, still doesn't claim any favorite schools.

"I'm still open – still no favorites yet," Johnson said. "After I take my other visits, I'll have a better idea [on favorites]."

Although he's considering official trips to Georgia Tech, Louisville, Missouri, Rutgers, and South Carolina, Johnson doesn't have any future visits scheduled.

"Whatever school is trying to get me to come up on a visit next, that's where I'm going on a visit," Johnson said.

Johnson's mother and two younger brothers joined him on his UNC official visit. The quartet drove roughly eight hours to Chapel Hill on Friday.

"That was their first time seeing a college like that and they were in heaven," Johnson said.

Shortly after arriving in Chapel Hill, Johnson took in the UNC-Lipscomb basketball game.

"It was pretty cool," Johnson said. "It wasn't my first basketball game I've been to, so it wasn't what I expected. I was expecting [the crowd] to roar. But I'm guessing because it was the first basketball game and the opponent, it wasn't like that."

The next day, Johnson attended UNC's ACC bout with Virginia Tech.

"The football game was pretty cool, too," Johnson said.

Both Friday and Saturday nights, Johnson went out with several players, including host Jonathan Cooper, a sophomore who starts at left guard.

"It was real cool [hanging out with Cooper]," Johnson said. "I liked him. He just showed me where he was staying and we met up with other players.

"On Friday night we just hung out and played video games. Saturday, we went out and I got to see a little bit of the campus."

During the visit, Johnson also spent time with Sam Pittman, UNC's offensive line coach.

"[Pittman] showed me a little bit of film of previous games and how they run their offense," Johnson said. "He was already trying to coach me up."

Pittman projects Johnson as an interior offensive lineman on the collegiate level. Johnson starts at offensive guard and defensive tackle for White, but has also played offensive tackle during his career.

Before hitting the road, Johnson and his family met with Butch Davis in his office.

"He was talking about the family atmosphere the school had," Johnson said. "He was talking about how they need good players and how they want to win."

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