Jackson Furthers Relationships on Visit

Kameron Jackson has made several visits to UNC previously. However, until this past weekend's official visit, the North Carolina verbal commitment hadn't received a chance to spent considerable time with current players.

"It was good spending time with [the players] and getting to know them," the 6-foot, 180-pound athlete from Madison (Ala.) Academy said. "I also got to meet some of the other recruits."

Jackson spent the most time with host Darius Lipford, a freshman linebacker.

"[Lipford] is a real cool guy," Jackson said. "He just took me around Franklin Street and showed me the things to do around Carolina."

When he wasn't with players, Jackson was typically around the UNC coaching staff.

"I got the chance to talk with Coach [Troy] Douglas, Coach [Everett] Withers, Coach [Charlie] Williams, and Coach [Sam] Pittman," Jackson said. "We didn't talk about anything in particular – we just were talking and getting to know each other better."

Jackson sat down with Douglas, UNC's defensive backs coach, for a quick film session.

"He showed me DB drills," Jackson said. "There were a couple of things I haven't done before. I learned a little bit."

UNC is recruiting Jackson at cornerback. However, he excelled at both wide receiver and cornerback during his prep career at Madison Academy. He ended his senior season with 45 receptions for 556 yards and nine touchdowns, three interceptions, and 31 tackles, including three for a loss.

Jackson, as well as his parents who joined him on the visit, also had a meeting with Butch Davis.

"We talked about Carolina, the academic side of it and the future of Carolina football," Jackson said.

Jackson's stay also included a full campus tour, with a look at the dorm rooms and a stop at the basketball museum, and a meeting with UNC's medical staff to check out the knee he injured in his final high school game.

"They just said that the rehab was going well and just keep on the rehab," Jackson said. "They didn't talk about when they thought I'd be 100-percent, but my doctors say I should be there sometime in March."

Jackson verbally committed to UNC in early July.

"[The official visit] made me feel even better about my decision [to commit to UNC]," Jackson said. "It just added fuel to my fire."

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