Visit Confirms Decision for Holts

Kiaro Holts traveled to Chapel Hill two weekends ago for his North Carolina official visit. It was his second visit to the campus – and first as a verbal commitment.

"It felt good," Holts said. "It felt like I was at home.

"[The visit] made me feel a lot better about my commitment and knowing it's the right place."

Holts, a 6-foot-4, 266-pound offensive lineman from Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central, arrived in Chapel Hill late Friday night and stayed until Sunday afternoon.

"I got to go around campus a little bit more [than I did during my unofficial visit]," Holts said. "I got to see the dorms."

Holts also caught his first football game in Kenan Stadium.

"I know that they have really good fans," Holts said. "And when they're done with [stadium expansion], it's going to be way louder than what it was. I think it's going to be a good place to play."

Throughout the weekend, Holts was constantly around current and future UNC players, including Eric Ebron, Travis Riley, T.J. Thorpe, and Landon Turner. Ebron, Riley, and Thorpe were also on official visits.

"[We talk about] just what we're going to do next year [and] how we're going to change the program," Holts said.

UNC sophomore offensive guard Jonathan Cooper served as Holts's player host.

"After the game, [Cooper and I] were talking about the game," Holts said. "He was talking about how it's going to be next year with me and Landon Turner coming in. And then we just hung out at his dorm."

Holts also discussed the game, among other things, with Sam Pittman, UNC's offensive line coach.

"We just talked about how the O-line played in the game and how they call plays," Holts said.

Holts is being recruited as a left tackle. However, he'll likely begin his UNC career at right tackle, a spot that will graduate starter Mike Ingersoll following this season.

"[Pittman] said I'll have a good chance of fighting for the right tackle spot [when I arrive], because James Hurst is at the left tackle" Holts said.

Before heading home on Sunday, Holts had the customary meeting with Butch Davis.

"He was just talking about how excited he is about my commitment and how I'm sticking through all the stuff right now," Holts said.

The UNC visit was Holts's first, last, and only official trip.

"I'm 100-percent committed to North Carolina, unless something happens like they lose scholarships or they lose bowls – that's the only way I'll leave," Holts said. "I'm not going to visit any other schools."

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