2014 CB Returns to Chapel Hill

After camping at the school earlier in the summer, Troy Vincent, Jr. returned to North Carolina on Saturday.

"It's a school I'm interested in, I just wanted to take the opportunity to learn more about what the school has to offer as far as academically, and to see the campus" Vincent said. "The first time I went down there, I just went down to the camp so I didn't get to see much. I just wanted to come back and see what all the school has to offer."

With Director of Player Personnel Marcus Berry as his personal chauffeur, Vincent, a 5-foot-9, 192-pound cornerback from Baltimore (Md.) Gilman, was given a full campus tour.

"I really liked the campus," Vincent said. "It is a nice campus with beautiful scenery. But the thing that stood out was just how close all the classes were from the [football] facility and where the dorms were. Coach Berry told me that they timed it out – the furthest you'd have to walk is only a 12-minute walk. That was cool to me."

Vincent also watched UNC's second practice of the preseason.

"I like the intensity, the pace," Vincent said. "You could just see that they're setting the program to be a winning program – a program that's going to compete with everybody and will present a lot of problems for ACC opponents."

Outside of quickly exchanging pleasantries, Vincent didn't get to converse much with UNC's coaching staff on the visit besides Berry. Regardless, UNC didn't fail to leave a positive impression on Vincent.

"I like North Carolina," Vincent said. "I think it's a strong program both academically and athletically. It has a lot to offer for its athletes. I believe it's a really good school. The opportunity to go there on scholarship is a blessing, so I'm just grateful for the opportunity."

UNC is one of 13 schools to have offered Vincent a scholarship. Other schools on his offer list include Arizona State, Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Currently no schools have emerged as favorites.

"I'm open to everybody," Vincent said.

Besides UNC, Vincent has visited Michigan and West Virginia. He doesn't have any other upcoming visit plans.

Vincent's father, Troy, Sr., played cornerback at Wisconsin before spending 15 seasons in the NFL playing for the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Redskins. Five of those seasons ended with a Pro-Bowl selection.

Vincent began his prep career at North Bethesda (Md.) Georgetown Prep. He transferred to football power Gilman prior to his sophomore season and immediately became a starter at both wide receiver and cornerback. He ended that season with an interception and five forced fumbles.

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