UNC joins Clemson, East Carolina, NC State, and Wake Forest in offering McDaniel, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound wide receiver from Fayetteville (N.C.) Britt.
Wednesday's visit to UNC for the final home basketball game of the season was McDaniel's second to Chapel Hill. He previously attended the UNC-Duke basketball game a few weeks earlier.
McDaniel says he doesn't have any favorite schools, but the two visits to UNC have improved its chances with him.
"I'm still wide open, but I like North Carolina," McDaniel said. "I think it's a great school. I like all the coaches – they're very family-oriented. I love the offense that they're going to run – it's the offense that I play in, in high school."
By the end of the summer, McDaniel figures to be verbally committed.
"I think I'm going to wait a little while longer just to see what happens," McDaniel said. "I'll probably decide in the early summer."
Since the end of the football season, UNC is the only school McDaniel has been able to visit. He plans to attend a spring practice at Virginia Tech soon and is looking to visit Clemson and South Carolina shortly thereafter.