Gurley Meets with Butch Davis

During his visit to North Carolina on Saturday, Todd Gurley was able to meet individually with Butch Davis.

"He was just talking about how he would love to have a strong, physical ‘back like me and how he was keeping tabs on me since my ninth grade year," Gurley said. "People were telling him since my ninth grade year to keep an eye on me. He was telling me about the linemen that they have coming back and the linemen they have coming in this year."

Gurley, a 6-foot, 190-pounder, starts at both running back and safety for Tarboro (N.C.). Last season, he scored 30 all-purpose touchdowns while helping Tarboro to an undefeated season and NCHSAA 2A State Title.

"[UNC] asked me which position I would like to play," Gurley said. "I told them that I wanted to be recruited as a running back."

Saturday's visit also included Gurley's first live UNC basketball game.

"That was a good experience just to see the great atmosphere, the seats sold out, and the student section – just the love and support that they show to their team," Gurley said.

Before heading to the Smith Center, Gurley received a campus tour.

"We checked the dorm rooms out," Gurley said. "Then we went through the football complex and everything. We went through the weight room, the locker room, the training room, [and] the film rooms."

Gurley, who is aiming to make a verbal commitment before the start of his senior season, has only visited two schools – Duke and UNC.

"Carolina, I like the campus, Chapel Hill is a nice place to be, and then the love there," Gurley said. "But, Duke is No. 1 and UNC is No. 2. But I'm not trying to choose anyone yet."

On Wednesday Gurley will visit NC State for the basketball game against UNC. He'll also return to Duke on Saturday for a scrimmage.

"I want to make more visits to UNC to get a feel for things," Gurley said.

All of the aforementioned schools have verbally offered Gurley a scholarship, plus East Carolina.

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