Williams Meets With UNC, Sets Visit

Since the Fall Recruiting Period opened on Sept. 9, the North Carolina basketball staff has been busy traveling the country evaluating recruits and conducting in-home visits. On the opening day, Roy Williams met with three recruits – one of which was Troy Williams.

The UNC head coach saw his two 2013 commitments – Isaiah Hicks & Nate Britt – plus one of his remaining targets in the senior class: Troy Williams.

Williams, who is considering UNC, Louisville, Arkansas, Alabama, Indiana and Ohio State, said his visit with Williams and his staff went well.

"It was good," Williams said. "They just were talking about the four wing players that they have now and how I would fit in there. He said going in the first year I would have to come in with the mindset that I may or may not start.

"He kept it real with me because I did start off this spring in a slump or whatever, but he said I picked it up in the summer time."

The Hampton native confirmed the Tar Heels reaffirmed their scholarship offer and he said they are recruiting him hard.

"They just said that I could fit into their transition, I could fit into that and the up tempo and rebounding and pushing it and stuff like that," he said.

So what does Williams like about UNC?

"Just the playing style and how well I get along with coach Roy," Williams said.

Williams, who met with all six schools involved, said the next step in his recruitment is to begin setting up visits. To date, Williams has just one trip lined up.

"For right now all I know is that I'm going to UNC's midnight madness – Late Night with Roy – with Nate [Britt]," Williams said.

"When I go to midnight madness it's not going to be an official visit, I know that for sure," he added. "I'm just going to go see the campus again."

Williams said he would like to cut his list down and then look into taking official visits. He also said, while he's not counting out an early decision, that he may end up waiting until the spring.

"I'm just going to cut it down to four or five and take my officials," Williams said. "I'm not sure if I'm going to decide in the fall. I'm not looking to commit in November, I'm leaning more towards April."

Williams transferred to Oak Hill for his final season of high school. He said the transition to the remote campus in Mouth of Wilson, Va. has gone smoothly.

"It's been going well," he said. "I'm used to the city life. I wouldn't say it's dull, but here's it's not as fun as a city life. It's cool though. I get along well with the teachers. Everything here is calm and peaceful."

Williams said the change has allowed him to focus on two key items.

"The only thing out here is basketball and school."

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