Teammates Schedule Official Visit

Orlando (Fla.) Oak Ridge teammates Guito Ervilus and Andre Scott will officially visit North Carolina together.

The two will travel to Chapel Hill on Oct. 29, the weekend of UNC's ACC bout with Wake Forest.

"That's homecoming weekend," Ervilus said. "So there should be a lot going on [in Chapel Hill] that weekend."

UNC has been recruiting Scott, a 6-foot, 180-pound athlete, for a while now and offered him during the spring. On the other hand, Ervilus, a 6-foot-3, 230-pounder, just started hearing from UNC recently and was offered about a month ago.

"I've been talking to [UNC] for a few months now," Ervilus said. "I like the program they have, but I'm still learning about it. I've always liked North Carolina, because of basketball."

Ervilus also claims scholarship offers from Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, and Ohio State, among others.

Since Sept. 1, Ervilus says he has spoken to someone from UNC at least once a week. His communication with UNC began with area recruiter Troy Douglas, but recently Ervilus speaks more with Everett Withers.

"They've just told me about the school," Ervilus said. "I hope to learn more about it and the depth chart on the visit."

UNC, like most schools, is recruiting Ervilus as a defensive end.

Surprisingly, Ervilus hasn't played defensive end thus far this season. After tearing his ACL in May during spring practice, he saw his first action of his senior season this past Friday and was limited to offense. In the 22-6 win over Winter Park (Fla.) Lake Howell, he had two receptions from his wide receiver position.

"It was good to finally get back on the field," Ervilus said. "It was kind of frustrating sitting on the sidelines, but I knew I was going to be alright and I was going to be out there soon."

Ervilus says Oak Ridge's coaching staff will gradually ease him into the defensive lineup as the season progresses. He hopes to be starting both ways by the playoffs.

"They want to make sure I'm good," Ervilus said. "They don't want to rush me in."

Besides missing half of his senior football season, Ervilus' knee injury prevented him from making any recruiting trips. Next weekend's UNC official visit will be his first recruiting trip since he visited Florida in the spring.

Ervilus plans to schedule the rest of his official visits following the football season. He's unsure of any future official destinations, beyond UNC.

The lack of recruiting trips has made it difficult for Ervilus to develop a list of favorite schools.

"I'm pretty much wide open right now," Ervilus said.

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