Kennedy Returns to UNC

Bryce Kennedy accompanied his Southern Pines (N.C.) Pinecrest teammates during a session of North Carolina's first two-day camp on Friday.

"I wanted to work out so bad, but my coach said not to," Kennedy said. "I think he figured I already had an offer from North Carolina, so there was no point."

In addition to supporting his teammates, Kennedy, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive guard, watched Sam Pittman coach the offensive linemen.

"[Pittman] was doing a good job at coaching," Kennedy said. "I can tell he knows what he's talking about and he's a great, great coach. He focuses on every little detail."

The entire time he was on the practice field, Kennedy fought off the agitation of not being able to participate.

"It made me want to work out so bad, of course, because I love the game," Kennedy said. "But I wanted to be there to support [my teammates] and be a good teammate."

Outside of exchanging pleasantries with several members of the coaching staff while on the practice field, Kennedy didn't do anything else during his stay. He and his teammates left Chapel Hill shortly after the camp session concluded.

"We had to leave, so I didn't really get a chance to talk to anyone," Kennedy said.

Ten schools have offered Kennedy a scholarship, including Duke, UNC, NC State, South Carolina, and Stanford.

South Carolina, which was the first major school to offer, emerged as Kennedy's favorite school early on. However, a visit to UNC in mid-May opened things right up.

"It's still the same – I'm wide open," Kennedy said. "I just want to go to all the schools that I like.

"Every school I visit, it gets harder and harder, because all of the schools are great places to go. I just need to get more details and take my parents on some visits to help me out."

In addition to UNC and South Carolina, Kennedy has visited Duke. He'll make a visit to NC State on Thursday, and is in the process of scheduling trips to Stanford and Wake Forest.

Initially, Kennedy had planned to make a verbal commitment during the summer. With no clear favorite schools, he has since decided to push that back until at least the football season.

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