North says individual games won't affect his recruitment, but the more the 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver from Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek learns about a school's offense will have an impact.
"The game doesn't really effect how I feel," North said. "I just look at the total offense. The spread is working for them – that's what I'm looking at."
North has always felt he could make an impact in UNC's one-back, up-tempo spread offense. But on Saturday he said he saw how fun it would be to play in that offense.
"This game, I just liked the scheme," North said. "They were just real aggressive. This past Saturday, they even went for it on two-point conversions. I just liked how confident they were. They put on a show, really."
With that said, three schools have separated themselves from the pack in North's ever-changing favorite schools list.
"Carolina, Florida, Ohio State – those are the top schools right now," North said. "I just like the overall atmosphere [at those three schools] – that's really about it. I'm still considering other schools and I'm going to take all five of my official visits."
North has taken just one official visit – Florida for its game against LSU. He doesn't have any future official trips schedule and isn't sure which four schools will receive an all-important official visit.
Furthermore, North plans to visit a school this weekend – unofficially or officially – but isn't sure of the destination just yet.
"My dad and I, we play it week to week," North said. "We haven't talked about [where we'll go this weekend] all week. Probably sometime [Wednesday], we'll sit down and talk about it."
Outside of discussing where he's going that weekend with his father, recruiting is an afterthought for North – who envisions a Signing Day decision – throughout the week. That includes talking to college coaches.
"My relationship is pretty much the same with all coaches," North said. "I'm not really a social guy. Like phone call wise, I'm pretty low-key. I don't really call coaches at all – my dad handles most of that."
North added that because of the nature of his personality, even conversations while on campus are kept to a minimal.
Mallard Creek will open up the NCHSAA 4AA playoffs on Friday without North. A torn labrum forced him to have season-ending shoulder surgery last week.
"The labrum in my shoulder had been torn since like week three, but I kept playing with it," North said. "But it got worse."