Two Visits Remain for Westbrook

North Carolina improved its chances with Tevin Westbrook following the 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive lineman's official visit to the school over the weekend.

"I like [UNC] a lot more," Westbrook said. "… It's going to be a tough decision. If either of these next two visits don't compare to North Carolina, then I'm going to go to North Carolina."

"Campus-wise" Westbrook said that UNC is ahead of the two schools he has already officially visited – Connecticut and Purdue. However, the Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep product didn't want to say he was leaning towards UNC – or any school – at this point.

"I'm going to take [this visit] and compare it to some of the other schools I'm looking at and see which [school] looks the best and I have the better relationship with the coaches," Westbrook said.

Westbrook will complete his official visit schedule with trips to South Florida and Florida the next two weekends. Shortly after his visit to Gainesville, Westbrook plans to make his collegiate decision.

Westbrook's mother and father joined him on his UNC official visit. The Westbrooks spent most of Friday driving from south Florida to Chapel Hill finally reaching their destination late Friday night.

On Saturday, Westbrook toured the campus, had lunch with primary recruiter Charlie Williams, and met with UNC's newly hired defensive line coach, Brian Baker.

"[Baker and I] talked about him, the program and where he's trying to take it, me coming in, and how I could be a help to the program," Westbrook said. "I play D-end and D-tackle, and [UNC] sees me as playing both, too."

Before taking the long trek home on Sunday, the Westbrooks met with Butch Davis.

"[Davis and I] just talked about the program and how I liked it and if I could see myself coming there if I could be a key part to the school," Westbrook said.

Throughout the weekend, Westbrook was hosted by freshman defensive tackle Ethan Farmer.

"He showed me a good time," Westbrook said. "I enjoyed my time. He showed me the college life, a little bit."

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