UNC Visit Impresses McGee

After spending Friday and Saturday visiting Florida, Shaun McGee made a pit stop at home and then traveled to North Carolina on Sunday.

"It well really well," McGee said. "They showed me everything – they showed me the academic building, they showed me athletic facilities. I really enjoyed the trip."

Although the visit impressed McGee, another school he recently visited has taken the lead for the 6-foot-2, 225-pound defensive end from Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood.

"Right now, so far the school that has stuck out to me the most is Florida," McGee said. "During my visit down there I did the exact same thing that I did during my visit down to North Carolina. They made the biggest impression on me overall.

"But that doesn't take anything away from North Carolina. North Carolina is one of the schools that I'm really considering right now."

Good news for UNC: McGee won't be making a verbal commitment any time soon, providing plenty of time to make up lost ground.

"I don't plan on rushing my decision," McGee said. "I don't plan on committing early like a lot of guys are doing. I'm just going to take my time, talk to my mom about it, take a couple of official visits – even if I have to take all five I will – and pray about it. I definitely don't want to rush it."

Accompanied by his mother and aunt, McGee arrived at UNC at about 11 am. They remained on campus until approximately 5 pm.

"It was my mom's and my aunt's first time being there – even though they grew up around it," McGee said. "I liked it. There was a lot of history in that place – that was one of the things that really stood out to me."

McGee got to see plenty of the history of UNC during a tour of the campus.

"They showed me the first building that was ever built on campus," McGee said. "They showed me the first dorm houses that were ever built on campus. We went and saw the Dean Dome and we also saw where Michael Jordan played as well. I just really enjoyed seeing the history of the school."

Throughout the visit, McGee spent the most time with Deke Adams, UNC's defensive line coach who is heading up McGee's recruitment.

"He just talked about how he felt about the school, because he just got there himself," McGee said. "He just talked about things that stuck out to him that made him fall in love with the place and I can see some of the things that he's talking about. And then he also sat down and had a meeting about the defense and what they see me coming in and doing, which is playing [the Bandit] or the defensive end for them. We talked football, we talked academics, [and] we talked everything."

McGee also had a 15-minute long meeting with Larry Fedora.

"He just told me about himself," McGee said. "He had just got there himself, so he was just telling me about that experience and how he feels about the team and how they're going to do this year. I really liked him. He had a lot of really good things to say. I liked how he was really involved with the players, how he believes in family before business. He runs his team like a family, he doesn't run it like a business – I think that's really important in anywhere I would choose to go. My mom liked him a lot, as well."

Following a two-day break from visiting schools, McGee will get back on the road and travel to Clemson.

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