Visit Exceeds Golson's Expectations

Florida State pledge Austin Golson's North Carolina official visit over the weekend exceed his expectations.

"I liked it a lot more than I thought I would," Golson said. "It's a good place. The facilities were really nice."

Heading into the visit, Golson's knowledge of UNC was admittedly limited. The four-star offensive lineman says he now has a better idea of what UNC has to offer.

Golson, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound from Prattville (Ala.), has been verbally committed to Florida State since April.

"I'm still committed," Golson said. "I don't really know [how the UNC official affects my commitment].

"I'm still considering [UNC]."

Golson plans to continue to take his official visits and then go from there. He's scheduled to visit Alabama the weekend of Jan. 5 and then Florida State the weekend of Jan. 18.

Golson arrived in Chapel Hill on Friday night for his UNC official visit. His grandparents accompanied him on the trip.

"I got to see the campus, see the facilities, met the players, ate a lot – stuff like that," Golson said.

Golson also was able to attend the UNC basketball game Saturday night against East Tennessee State.

"It was pretty fun," Golson said. "I enjoyed it."

Throughout the visit, Chris Kapilovic, UNC's offensive line coach, shadowed Golson.

"He's real cool," Golson said. "He told me how he needs me down there and how I could fit into his program.

Golson also spent significant time with Larry Fedora, including during the customary official visit-ending meeting in his office on Sunday.

"He talked about how he wants a student athlete," Golson said. "He's a good guy. I think he's going to do good things there and he has good things in mind."

Fellow Alabama native Caleb Peterson served as Golson's player host throughout the weekend.

"We hung out," Golson said. "We had a good time. We're a lot alike, so it was fun."

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