N.C. DT Gets Full Campus Tour

K'Hadree Hooker continued his spring recruiting trips with a stop at North Carolina on Saturday.

"I got a chance to spend time with the coaches and see how they really are," Hooker said. "It was just another good experience."

One coach Hooker, a 6-foot-2, 270-pound defensive tackle from Deep Run (N.C.) South Lenoir, didn't get to spend time with was UNC's new defensive line coach Joe Robinson.

"They said he'd be around Monday, so I didn't get a chance to meet him," Hooker said. "The coaches that I got to talk to, they didn't know much about him, but they said he was a good man.

"[Saturday] was my first day hearing about him, so I haven't been able to do any research on him. Coming from a program like LSU, I'm pretty sure he'll be a good coach."

The majority of Hooker's time was spent with Charlie Williams, his area recruiter, and Norris McCleary, a graduate assistant who helped coach the defensive line during the season.

"[Williams and McCleary] were talking about how good of a player I am and the things I could do to become a better player and telling me to keep working hard," Hooker said. "They stressed the fact that they want me to come to camp again this year."

Hooker does indeed plan on returning to UNC's camp this summer.

Hooker has visited UNC a handful of times in the past, including last fall's football game against NC State and a few visits to see close friend Quinton Coples.

"Previous times, I didn't really get to see the campus too in-depth like this time," Hooker said. "This time, I got to see the full campus. It has really nice dorms. I've seen their [football] facilities before and they're pretty nice."

Hooker's visit also included the UNC-Boston College basketball game.

"There was a lot of energy in the stadium," Hooker said. "The fans really supported their team – that was a good thing."

Amid his spring travel schedule, Hooker is reluctant to name a favorite school.

"I'm pretty much still wide open," Hooker said. "North Carolina has always been one of my childhood favorite schools, so I'm still considering Carolina."

Besides UNC, Hooker has visited Georgia Tech and NC State this spring. He is in the process of planning trips to Florida, East Carolina, and Louisville.

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