N.J. ATH Impressed By UNC Visit

After helping Monmouth Junction (N.J.) South Brunswick to a season-opening victory on Friday night, Jevon Tyree and his mother drove through the night to Chapel Hill to attend North Carolina's bout with Rutgers the following day.

"North Carolina just sent me an invitation to the game and I just had an open schedule, so I took the ride down there with my mom," Tyree said. "They send me a letter probably every week. I haven't spoken to a coach over the phone, but I've seen a couple [UNC] coaches at my school visiting my school."

Although Tyree met several members of the coaching staff on Saturday, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete didn't have any extended conversations.

"We just exchanged greetings – nothing deep or personal," Tyree said. "I just shook hands with the coaches. There was a game, so they were running around."

Though he's interested in UNC, nine schools have shown more interest, as he has offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Wisconsin.

Tyree said he was very impressed by what he saw Saturday, despite missing the campus tour provided to the visiting recruits.

"North Carolina is definitely a beautiful place," Tyree said. "The atmosphere seems positive. The stadium seems really nice, especially the academic center they just built. I was pretty surprised. I kind of found what I was looking for when I stepped on the campus." Tyree doesn't have a firm list of favorite schools, but knows four of the five schools he plans to officially visit – Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and Wisconsin.

"I would say [those four schools] are high in my interest level," Tyree said. "I already know something about the other schools [that have offered], so I just want to see what those schools I'm taking official visits to are about."

While none of his official trips have been scheduled yet, Tyree says he'll likely visit Wisconsin the weekend of Oct. 1. The Badgers host Nebraska that weekend, but more importantly, South Brunswick is on a bye.

If UNC increases its interest, Tyree says the Tar Heels will likely become a contender for him.

"I would probably take notice and see if I could get an official visit scheduled with them," Tyree said. "I did like North Carolina and the atmosphere."

Tyree starts at cornerback and running back, and handles return duties for South Brunswick. Most schools, including UNC, are looking at him as a cornerback.

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