Hughes Meets with Baddour, Davis

UNC verbal commitment Travis Hughes made an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill on Saturday to get some questions answered.

"I had to get some stuff hammered out," Hughes said. "I had some questions going into the weekend that I got answered. I've been getting hammered on some real negative stuff. I didn't want it to affect me too much, so I really wanted to get down there and talk to them about everything that's going on and get some assurance... I wanted to get it out of the horse's mouth."

During his stay, Hughes met with both head coach Butch Davis and Dick Baddour, UNC's athletic director. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker from Virginia Beach (Va.) Kempsville says everything was answered to his satisfaction.

"I'm signing [with UNC] on Wednesday," Hughes said. "Maryland actually did send down a Letter-of-Intent, but I got my questions answered [with UNC]."

Hughes did not drive to Chapel Hill with fellow Virginian Curtis Grant, who was officially visiting UNC this weekend. But, Hughes, who arrived on campus at 1 p.m. on Saturday and left a little after 6 pm, did bring a couple 2012 prospects with him – Anthony Cooper and Divante Walker.

While on campus, Hughes did attempt to help UNC with its recruitment of Grant.

"I tried to talk to Curtis, but I didn't really get a good chance to," Hughes said. "I'll probably talk to him when he gets home from North Carolina. I tried to talk to him, but – like on my official visit – they had a hectic schedule, so it was hard for me to grab him."

Since verbally committing to UNC in mid-December, Hughes has been recruiting for the Tar Heels.

"I've talked to a lot of different recruits, but it's starting to wind down right now so I'm really starting to work on juniors right now in my area," Hughes said. "I tried to work on Savon [Huggins], but Savon chose Rutgers. That's cool that he followed his heart on that – I'm happy for him."

Hughes' Saturday visit to UNC centered on the basketball game against NC State.

"It was a great atmosphere," Hughes said. "There were great fans out there – awesome fans. They went out and supported the team in a significant game against NC State. It was definitely a fun experience."

In addition to Baddour and Davis, Hughes spoke to just about every member of UNC's coaching staff.

"All the coaches are really personable with me," Hughes said. "All of them come up and talk to me. It was a straight family type of thing."

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