Kennedy Expecting Coaching News This Week

With his January enrollment quickly approaching, Bryce Kennedy took his official visit to North Carolina over the weekend.

"The biggest thing with this visit was I got to hang out with the players a lot," Kennedy said. "I got to see who my brothers would be if I continue [with my commitment] to go to UNC. That was a big part of the visit for me."

Specifically, Kennedy, a 6-foot-3, 285-pounder from Southern Pines (N.C.) Pinecrest, hung out with fellow offensive lineman Landon Turner, who served as his player host.

"The good thing was, he likes to have a good time like I do," Kennedy said. "He talked to me about coming there and what they do and how they run things. He took me around other players – other O-linemen."

Kennedy, who arrived on campus on Friday, also spent significant time with Sam Pittman, his primary recruiter and UNC's offensive line coach.

"We watched my film and he told me what he thinks," Kennedy said. "He showed me stuff on guards and center. He was telling me where I stood at on the depth chart."

According to his conversation with Pittman, Kennedy, who has played almost exclusively at left tackle for Pinecrest, will get a look at both guard and center and could work his way into the rotation pretty quickly at UNC.

Before ending his official visit on Sunday, Kennedy met individually with Everett Withers.

"He talked about the school and everything," Kennedy said. "He said if he's not there, it would still be a good school for me."

Both Pittman and Withers discussed the uncertainty that surrounds the UNC coaching staff.

"They said they should know something by the end of this week," Kennedy said. "They would let me know if it would affect me."

With his recruitment basically complete, Kennedy's focus is finalizing all that's needed for his December graduation and January enrollment, and representing the state of North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl on Dec. 17.

"I'm glad I got selected for [the Shrine Bowl]," Kennedy said. "It just let me know the things I've worked on have paid off."

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