Previously, DeBerry, a 6-foot-2, 230-pounder from Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher's, visited UNC for the football game against Georgia Tech last fall.
DeBerry didn't participate in the camp on Friday. But he was able to receive his first in-depth look at UNC's campus and spend significant time with the Tar Heels' coaching staff, namely Larry Fedora, Walt Bell, and Keith Gilmore. Bell is DeBerry's primary recruiter, while Gilmore is UNC's defensive line coach.
"Pretty much, they told me if you're a baller, you're going to play," DeBerry said. "It's D-line U and a great place to be."
According to DeBerry, UNC is projecting him as a defensive end, his high school position. As a sophomore, he accumulated nine sacks for St. Christopher's.
When the UNC coaches were instructing the day's campers, DeBerry was with current Tar Heel Eric Ebron.
"That guy is funny," DeBerry said. "He's just like Coach Bell – he will laugh and joke with you, but also tell you what you need to hear. I know [Ebron] is going to have a big year next year."
Besides UNC, DeBerry has visited Baylor, Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, TCU, Vanderbilt, and Virginia. He plans to visit Boston College next week, and both Florida and South Carolina by the end of the summer.
DeBerry says he's unsure when he'll return to UNC for yet another visit.
He doesn't claim any favorite schools at this time.