Cabrera Enjoys Freak Show

The "Fedora Freak Show" kept Josh Cabrera on the edge of his seat Saturday night.

"I thought it was a pretty good deal all around," Cabrera said. "I didn't expect any of that. I really didn't even know what we were going to do really. But I had fun. It was surprising."

The camp further cemented the positive feelings Cabrera, a 6-foot-3, 184-pound wide receiver from Jacksonville (N.C.) Northside, has for UNC.

"It's a nice place," Cabrera said. "It's a fun place to be. It's a nice environment. The coaching staff, they're energetic and know how to have fun."

Cabrera doesn't claim any favorite schools, but says a trio of programs is showing him the most interest.

"I like them all, but I hear more from Virginia Tech, Duke, and UNC," Cabrera said. "Those are the schools I'd say talk to me the most, because I'm in contact with them more."

Besides UNC, Cabrera has visited Duke, East Carolina, and NC State. He's scheduled to return to Duke in July. He's also looking to set up trips to Louisville and Virginia Tech by the end of the summer.

Cabrera is unsure when he'll name a true list of favorites or even make a verbal commitment. But after he visits Louisville and Virginia Tech, he believes he'll have a better grasp of his recruitment.

"I want to find a school that I'm comfortable with and I feel like I could do my best there academically and athletically," Cabrera said.

Accompanied by his mother and grandfather, Cabrera arrived in Chapel Hill around 1 p.m. on Saturday. After two hours in the area, Cabrera arrived at UNC where he was given a campus tour that included the dorms, which he hadn't previously seen.

During camp, Cabrera worked out under Gunter Brewer, UNC's wide receivers coach.

"I feel like I learned a good bit," Cabrera said. "I tried to correct the stuff that he told me."

Following individual position drills, the camp broke into one-on-one competition – the highlight of Cabrera's day. He and the other wide receivers and tight ends ran routes against the camp's defensive backs.

"I really had fun," Cabrera said. "I like competing and I thought I did really well."

Before the camp concluded, the coaching staff surprised the campers with a dodge ball tournament. Cabrera's team lost in the semifinals.

"I tried to catch [a dodge ball] and I just missed it," Cabrera said.

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