Miles Connects On Visit

Donnie Miles's North Carolina official visit over the weekend provided the UNC verbal commitment an opportunity to spend time with his future Tar Heel teammates.

"I had already seen everything," Miles said. "So really, it was just an opportunity to hang out with the players."

Miles, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound safety from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett, spent the most time with Eric Ebron, Jabari Price, and Tim Scott. Scott, a fellow defensive back, was Miles's player host for the weekend.

"Once [Tim and I] got to know each other more, we realized how much we did have in common," Miles said. "It was cool. They just let me know how it is [at UNC]. They showed us a good time and making us feel like we were at home."

Quite the crew joined Miles on the official visit. His parents flew up, while Miles, teammate Jaye Stackhouse, and Stackhouse's mother drove up to UNC. Stackhouse, the son of UNC basketball great Jerry, is a 2015 cornerback that the Tar Heel coaching staff is targeting.

"UNC will definitely be recruiting him," Miles said.

Besides Stackhouse, UNC is recruiting two other North Gwinnett products – Mitch Hyatt, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound '15 offensive tackle and Dante Sawyer, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound '14 defensive end. Sawyer already possesses a UNC offer.

"They like [UNC], but they still have time," Miles said. "Dante said he's going to continue to look into it."

Outside of the visit, Miles's communication with UNC is usually through Deke Adams. Over the weekend, though, Miles spent the most time with Dan Disch, his future position coach.

"We were just building that bond up more," Miles said. "We just talked about football and finishing up. He was telling me what I need to do to get ready. He was telling me what the defense does and how it does it. He was giving me some good insight so I can know what to expect. After Signing Day, he's going to send me stuff and so that I can come in know what I'll be doing."

Disch also provided Miles a better idea of how Miles fits into UNC's 4-2-5 defense.

"He said Ram or safety," Miles said. "He said he's probably going to play me at both positions, depending on where they need me."

Disch will likely be Miles's primary recruiting contact from here on out as Miles was informed on Monday by Larry Fedora that Adams had taken a job at South Carolina.

"He was my recruiting coach and we had built a great relationship," Miles said. "I think he's a good coach and a good man. Sometimes, you have to take the opportunities that you're given."

Miles concluded his official visit on Sunday morning by meeting with Fedora.

"He basically talked about the same thing [that Disch discussed] – I need to come in and be ready to compete," Miles said.

During one of his previous unofficial visits to UNC, Miles and the UNC coaches discussed jersey numbers. He was informed that he'll be able to continue to wear his high school number – No. 1.

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