Scott Confident in Decision

After leading Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge's basketball team to victory on Friday night, North Carolina verbal commitment Tim Scott headed to Chapel Hill for his UNC official visit.

"I packed Thursday night," Scott said. "After the game, I went straight home and we left right after. I got [to UNC] around 2:45 [in the morning]."

Scott, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback, has visited UNC three times previously.

"This time, I was able to see the whole campus, including the dorms," Scott said. "[The visit] gave me more of an idea of what I'd be doing when I get there."

This visit also included an extensive one-on-one meeting with Butch Davis.

"We talked mainly about the academics," Scott said. "He really made it big on academics. He wants us to really get our degrees, because football will end one day. He wants us to have something to fall back on and to have a career after football."

Scott plans on majoring in Business Administration at UNC.

Scott also met with Troy Douglas, UNC's defensive backs coach, and Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator.

"We had like a position meeting," Scott said. "They went over the system that they play, the drills they run in practice, [and] the technique their corners play."

When he wasn't with the UNC coaching staff, Scott was spending time with current players, including host and fellow Virginia native Curtis Campbell.

"We had a little bit in common, so we could talk about the football teams in Virginia – that's really how we started it off," Scott said. "It was a good experience."

The visit as a whole solidified Scott's satisfaction with his decision to verbally commit to UNC back in July.

"I feel more confident about my decision," Scott said. "I never really got to see the entire campus, hang out with the players, and really talk to all the coaches face-to-face. They really made my family and I feel at home. My mom feels really comfortable that they'll take care of me."

Scott's parents, uncle, and cousin joined him on the official visit.

"They thought the visit was great," Scott said. "They wanted to go to the school themselves."

Outside of finalizing his decision on Feb. 2 with signing his Letter-of-Intent, Scott's main focus now is on his basketball season.

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