Meeks Faces Decisions

Kennedy Meeks's second official visit could end up being his last.

After finishing his official visit to UNC over the weekend, Meeks said Sunday that his other three scheduled trips – N.C. State, Kentucky and Indiana – are in flux.

"I'm going to decide by the middle of next week if I go," Meeks said of the trips. "I just don't know right now."

Sources close to Meeks have long told that Georgetown and UNC were at the top of Meeks's recruitment. Those same sources confirmed that it's been a "dead-heat" between the two.

Meeks arrived in Chapel Hill to start his official visit on Friday in time for the Tar Heel exhibition against Shaw. With front row seats, he was able to see, up close, how head coach Roy Williams uses his big men.

"It was cool watching those guys," said Meeks. "They started off kind of slow, but played really well in the second half. It was impressive to me and I was excited to see guys like J.P. (Tokoto) and Brice (Johnson) do well."

After a night of hanging out with the team – Tokoto served as his host – Meeks headed to Kenan Stadium to watch UNC's dramatic 43-35 win over rival N.C. State.

"It was a great atmosphere," he said. "I was really surprised by how many people really care about North Carolina basketball. I was walking in with the team and people recognized me and came up and talked to me."

On Sunday morning, Meeks met and had breakfast with Williams and his wife, Wanda. The conversation ranged from general life topics to relationships to school work and, of course, basketball.

"He was just talking about how I could come in and start playing right away," Meeks explained. "Of course, he said I had to work for it, but I could do it."

Before the visit concluded, Williams showed Meeks footage of former All-ACC big men Tyler Zeller and Sean May.

"I liked what I saw in the video," Meek said. "He said I would fit UNC's system well."

While Meeks's recruitment seems to have gained clarity, he's not yet willing to confirm that he'll sign during the Fall Signing Period, which begins in a couple weeks.

"I just want to take my time and be sure I make the right decision," he said.

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