UNC Hosts Pa. QB

Brendan Nosovitch included North Carolina in a three-school tour late last week.

"You're definitely held to a high standard there [at UNC]," the 6-foot-1, 195-pound quarterback from Allentown (Pa.) Central Catholic said. "It seems like a great place to play quarterback at. It's obviously a really good academic school. The campus was beautiful."

Nosovitch sandwiched his UNC visit, which occurred on Friday morning, between a trip to South Carolina on Thursday and Duke on Friday afternoon.

"[The UNC visit] was great," Nosovitch said. "I met with Coach [John] Shoop. He showed me and my family around, [including] all the facilities."

After the tour, Shoop held a brief film session in his office.

"He showed me some film of their basic stuff they do on offense," Nosovitch said. "He wanted to see if I liked it and if I fit in. It was really interesting. I really liked it a lot."

Nosovitch's stay also included a meeting with Butch Davis.

"We just had a general conversation," Nosovitch said. "It was the first time I've ever talked to him, so it was a conversation about everything from football to family."

Through his conversations with Davis and Shoop, Nosovitch received an update on the status of a possible UNC scholarship offer.

"They told me that I was the first quarterback [Shoop] got to see throw [this spring]," Nosovitch said. "They said they really liked me a lot and they're really interested, but they still have to evaluate other quarterbacks, too. They told me I'm on their board. I guess once they evaluate other quarterbacks, there's a possible chance that I could get an offer."

Three schools have offered Nosovitch – South Carolina, Temple, and Virginia.

Besides the three Carolina schools he traveled to last week, Nosovitch has visited Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Virginia.

Despite his travels, Nosovitch, who plans to verbally commit before his senior football season, doesn't have a solid group of favorite schools.

"It's tough to say right now," Nosovitch said. "It's still kind of early. There's still schools coming to see me throw. There's a bunch of schools I really like, like Virginia, UNC, South Carolina, Penn State. I can't really say there's one or two that stand out. I'm really interested in all of them."

Nosovitch doesn't have any future recruiting trips planned. How the remainder of the Evaluation Period progresses will determine if and where he camps at this summer.

A couple of months ago, Nosovitch began hearing from UNC.

"Coach Shoop contacted my head coach and I started to call him every week or so," Nosovitch said. "I developed a relationship with him and he came down to see me throw the Tuesday before I visited."

Following his junior season, Nosovitch was named the Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of Year. On the season, he completed 60-percent of his passes for 3,112 yards and 43 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,647 yards and 25 touchdowns.

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