Tenn. RB Eying Summer Visit

Following D'Ernest Johnson's commitment on Wednesday, North Carolina plans to continue recruiting for an additional running back. Ramadi Warren is a target that remains high on its list.

"They're excited to see me visit the campus and see if I like it," Warren said. "I'm going to set up a little visitation to go up there and check it out. If everything goes as planned, I might be leaning towards North Carolina."

Warren, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound running back from Memphis (Tenn.) Christian Brothers, hasn't determined an exact date for his trip, but expects it to occur sometime this summer. He also plans to visit Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt this summer.

With the absence of a campus visit, Warren says his knowledge of UNC is limited.

"I know they had a running back go in the draft and I saw his highlights," Warren said. "Before they offered me, I didn't know anything about North Carolina. But since then I've done a little research."

UNC offered Warren in late February. Despite zero contact from UNC previously, his coach informed him that Bell, who recruits the state of Tennessee for UNC, had reached out and wanted to speak to Warren. Warren proceeded to call Walt Bell, who put Larry Fedora on the phone.

"[Fedora] told me I had an offer from them and he told me how impressed they were by my highlight tape," Warren said. "It was just out of the blue."

During his junior season, Warren, who will be a four-year starter at running back, rushed for 1,300 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Arkansas State is the only other school to have offered Warren, but that was extended under the Gus Malzahn regime following Warren's participation at the Red Wolves' Camp last summer. Now at Auburn, Malzahn has continued to pursue Warren. Warren is also hearing from Duke, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.

Since their initial conversation, Warren says, on average, he speaks to Bell once a week.

"We're becoming very close," Warren said. "He said I would fit in very well into their offense."

Besides the Arkansas State camp, Warren attended a football game at Mississippi.

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