2014 DC CB Likes UNC

North Carolina's camp on Monday was the final stop of a four-camp tour for D'Andre Payne, a 2014 prospect, and a group of recruits from the Maryland/D.C. area.

"I really like North Carolina from what I've seen there," Payne said. "We had a good, quick workout that lasted about two hours. We saw the facilities. I got to meet all the coaches. It was a good experience.

"Now that I've seen the campus, I want to get to know the coaches more. They want me to come down for some games in the fall."

A total of 28 schools have offered Payne, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback from Washington (D.C.) Woodson. Dave Duggan, who recruits the D.C. area for UNC, had offered Payne during the Evaluation Period, but the offer was made "official" on Monday after the rest of the staff met him.

Payne's camp tour began Friday at NC State and proceeded with stops at Duke on Saturday, and Virginia on Sunday.

"From the four that I saw this weekend, North Carolina and UVa were the schools that I liked the most," Payne said. "I like the coaching staffs and academics."

Next week, Payne and the group will go on another tour that will include stops at Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. He has previously visited Penn State.

Throughout UNC's camp, Payne worked out under the guidance of Dan Disch, UNC's secondary coach and defensive coordinator.

"He does a lot of the same things that I do with my coaches," Payne said. "So it was basically like another practice. So it wasn't difficult.

"And I really like Coach Disch. He's a real funny guy."

Following their performance in camp, Payne and company were given a campus tour and then had lunch.

"I really liked the campus," Payne said. "It had great facilities. North Carolina is a really good school with a good atmosphere."

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