Murphy Returns to UNC

As he works towards assembling a favorite schools list, Chris Murphy made his latest visit to North Carolina on Saturday for the Tar Heels' Junior Day.

"It increases my interest in North Carolina," Murphy said of the visit. "The more I visit, the more comfortable I feel there."

Previously, Murphy, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback from Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter, has camped and attended a football game at UNC, as well as making an unofficial visit to the school almost a year ago.

Murphy has also visited Kentucky, Louisville, NC State, Oklahoma State, and Wake Forest. He'll take a brief break from visits until the spring where he'll set up trips to Missouri, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia.

Following those spring trips, Murphy plans to announce his first favorite schools list.

Having already been exposed to most of the junior day activities during prior visits to the school – including campus and facility tours – Saturday served as another opportunity for Murphy to spend time with UNC's coaching staff. In particular, during the touring Murphy spent significant time with Walt Bell, who recruits the Marietta area for UNC, and he sat down with Dan Disch, UNC's cornerbacks coach.

"We were just talking about the defense and the type of coverages that they run," Murphy said.

Murphy got a chance to speak with someone who has first hand knowledge of the defense and coverages Disch discussed - Tim Scott, a Tar Heel rising junior cornerback.

"I got to talk with him a while about how they run things and the way they do the defense and his experiences," Murphy said. "He just shared insight with me about things that they do when they run their coverages and overall experiences – playing in that system and how it's been under that coaching staff."

Murphy's visit also included a meeting with Larry Fedora.

"We didn't talk about much," Murphy said. "We were just visiting and talking about miscellaneous topics."

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