Britt Offered

North Carolina extended a scholarship offer to junior point guard Nate Britt on Wednesday. "It's been a great day," Britt told

Roy Williams stopped by Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga on Wednesday morning and spoke with Britt on the phone afterwards.

"(Williams) just wanted to have an opportunity to come down here and see Nate and see his high school," Gonzaga coach Steve Turner said. "Coach Williams loves him and he put the offer on the table -- (Nate) called Coach himself after the workout and they put the offer on the table."

Britt was surprised to get the offer now.

"I thought it was great that it happened today," Britt said. "It happened sooner than I thought it would."

"I was surprised," he continued. "I thought it was going to be later down the line when we started playing in the season. I was pretty surprised when he told me."

Britt took his first in-depth visit to North Carolina on Sept. 3rd, touring the school and impressing current and former players in pick-up action. UNC's recruitment of him has picked up ever since.

"When we went up for the unofficial, I had talked to (Coach Williams)," said Britt, who was watched extensively by the Tar Heel coaches during the AAU circuit in July. "Pretty much from then on he said he has a high interest in me and he said he wanted to see me in a (high school) environment with Coach Steve at Gonzaga."

Turned explained, "I definitely think (Nate) wanted to see the direction they were going to go with him. He's got a lot of good ones on the table and he has some tough decisions ahead."

Britt will return to Chapel Hill in a couple weeks to attend Late Night with Roy.

"I definitely think it's a school he's interested in," Turner added about the Tar Heels. "Right now I think, like any kid, he's excited about it."

To go with UNC, Britt also has strong interest from Duke, Arizona, Virginia, Maryland, Villanova, Georgetown and Pittsburgh.

Britt's first thoughts about UNC always come back to the program's tradition: "Pretty much their history and all their accomplishments and their great coaches that they've had," he responded.

Britt is's No. 18 prospect in the 2013 class and No. 3 point guard overall.

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