Top DT Returns To UNC

Tim Settle, who figures to be one of the top 2015 prospects in the nation, returned to North Carolina on Wednesday for an extensive visit.

"This visit definitely changed my feelings [towards UNC] – in a good way," Settle said. "I liked everything. It's amazing. I definitely got to see things I didn't get to see last time. It was cool – I liked it a lot."

Settle, a 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive tackle from Manassas (Va.) Jackson, headed into the visit with a top five that consisted of Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Virginia. He is unsure how Wednesday's visit affects that list.

"I'm still thinking about the [recruiting] process," Settle said. "I'm not going to change my list right now. It will change, but I don't know when I'm going to do it and what the moves will be."

Previously, Settle visited UNC for a junior day. During that visit, he saw just a small part of the campus and received limited one-on-one time with the Tar Heel coaching staff. That wasn't the case on Wednesday.

During Wednesday's visit, Settle spent roughly 45 minutes with Larry Fedora, including shooting pool against UNC's head coach in the players' lounge.

"We mostly talked about the campus," Settle said. "He told me that he was going to make sure I saw the whole campus this time."

In fact, for a good portion of the three to four hours he spent on campus, Settle was touring the campus.

"I liked it a lot," Settle said. "It was cool. I really liked the dorms and the practice fields. It's a beautiful campus and it's real green with a lot of trees."

Settle's primary recruiter, Walt Bell, was his tour guide.

"It was just normal conversations," Settle said. "We were just chilling."

Bell also made sure to introduce Settle to Keith Gilmore, UNC's defensive line coach.

"I liked him," Settle said. "He seemed like a good coach."

Besides UNC, Settle has visited Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, and Virginia.

Settle finished his sophomore season with 72 tackles, including 25 tackles for loss and three sacks. He also had five pass deflections and two fumble recoveries.

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