Drennon Planning to Return to UNC

Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) four-star defensive end Dajaun Drennon recently visited North Carolina, and it won't be his last trip to Chapel Hill.

With more than 30 offers and countless phone calls, the recruiting process is hectic and all-consuming for Drennon.

However, separation is developing for some schools, and one is North Carolina. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Drennon was at North Carolina's camp last week, and the Tar Heels made a huge impression.

"He absolutely loved it," Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said. "He definitely wants to take an official visit down there. He said the campus was pretty incredible. It was not quite what he expected. Some parts of the campus were a lot different than he expected, and he really liked it.

"He hasn't set up an official yet, but he's definitely planning on going there for one."

Drennon enjoyed talking with the coaches, and also received a tour of the campus. But one of the things that stood out the most was the academic presentation.

"The academics were very good," Hinson said. "He liked what they had to offer, and with the (professors) and the tutors …he liked the availability of the academic support. A lot of support is in place. He said you pretty much have to want to fail (in order to) not get your degree."

The feeling Drennon received while on campus hasn't dissipated, either.

Hinson said Drennon continues to talk about the visit, and the Tar Heels, and the North Carolina coaching staff remains diligent in its recruitment of Scout.com's 17th-rated defensive end in the 2013 class.

"I actually talked to the coaching staff (Tuesday)," Hinson said. "They wanted to make sure Dajaun still had interest, and if there was anything else they could have done, or if they put their best foot forward."

Drennon has yet to officially narrow his recruiting scope, but he is also planning on taking an official visit to Notre Dame, and a few other schools are in contention for visits.

"He hasn't come up with an official list," Hinson said. "I know he wants to take one to Notre Dame, and maybe a few other schools. I know West Virginia (is involved), and he likes USC."

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