Ga. DB Moves Closer to First Offer

T.J. Gurley came close to receiving his first scholarship offer on Saturday during North Carolina's Junior Day.

"Coach [Everett] Withers said they want me, but they didn't offer," Gurley said. "I think the offer is going to come, though, soon."

Gurley, a 5-foot-10, 172-pound defensive back from Cairo (Ga.), did leave with an invitation to UNC's summer camp – which he gladly accepted.

"I think they're going to offer before [the camp], though," Gurley said.

The lack of offers has led to a reluctance by Gurley to name favorite schools.

"I don't have any offers, so I don't really have anyone on top right now," Gurley said. "But I really like North Carolina. They show me the most attention – they really like me."

UNC, like most schools, is recruiting Gurley as a cornerback.

Gurley played safety for Cairo last football season – where he had 70 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble – and will continue to man that position this coming season. However, he began his prep career as a cornerback and started there as a sophomore.

"It doesn't matter where I play, I just want to play," Gurley said.

Saturday was Gurley's first visit to UNC.

"I loved it," Gurley said. "I love the new facility that they're building and how they're bringing the program up."

Soon after arriving in Chapel Hill, Gurley watched UNC's spring practice.

"It was about the same as what I'm used to, but faster," Gurley said.

Following practice, Gurley had an extensive conversation with Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator.

"[Withers] talked about how he loved me, he liked my film, and he wanted me," Gurley said.

Gurley then met individually with Butch Davis, before heading home.

"[Davis] just asked me what kind of person I am," Gurley said. "And he talked about how much Coach Withers wants me. And we just talked."

Besides UNC, Gurley has visited Georgia and Mississippi State. He'll travel to Clemson on April 9 and will visit Arkansas sometime thereafter.

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