Brown Has Eye-Opening Visit

On his way home from his brother's graduation, Noah Brown took a detour for a visit to North Carolina.

"Everything went well," the 6-foot-2, 215-pound athlete from Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII said. "I met with Coach [Keith] Gilmore – him and Coach [Gunter] Brewer were the only coaches in the office. It was overall a good visit."

Brown's brother graduated from Gardner-Webb on Monday. The following day he altered his route to include UNC as a waypoint.

"It was definitely an eye-opener," Brown said. "I was very impressed with everything there – from the facilities to the coaches that were there, Coach Brewer and Coach Gilmore."

Despite the positive remarks, Brown still is reluctant to name favorite schools.

"I'm hoping to narrow my list down in the early summer," Brown said. "I want to see a couple more schools first."

Brown doesn't have any set travel plans, but is looking to visit Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, and Wisconsin. He has already visited Boston College, Penn State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Temple, and Virginia Tech.

During his UNC visit, Brown spent the most time with Gilmore, who recruits New Jersey for UNC. Their time together included Gilmore escorting Brown around the campus.

"He just showed me what the university has to offer as a whole," Brown said. "It's a beautiful campus with really impressive facilities."

During the tour, Brown bumped into UNC pledge Caleb Henderson, who was making his first visit to UNC since committing.

"I've actually met him a couple of times during camps like the Nike Camp," Brown said. "He talked about how he committed and how it's a great place."

Brewer also took time out of his schedule to spend time with Brown and show film of UNC's offense.

"He was just showing me some clips of the offense and how they like to utilize their players – particularly their hybrid running backs," Brown said.

According to Brown, the UNC coaching staff still projects him as a big ‘back in its offense. However, the staff hasn't ruled out the possibility of him playing wide receiver or splitting time at running back and receiver.

"I definitely feel like my skill set would fit into their offense," Brown said. "They like to get their skill players out in space and see what they can do – and that's exactly what I like to do."

Brown has primarily played wide receiver for Pope John XXIII. However, last season the team installed a package that had him line up at running back. That package became so successful that the team used it more often as the season wore on. He ended the year with 630 yards and six touchdowns on 41 receptions, and 847 yards and 14 scores on 98 rushes.

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