S.C. WR Favoring UNC

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside returned to North Carolina a few weeks ago for the Tar Heels' home-opening win against Middle Tennessee.

"The visit was great," Arcega-Whiteside said. "It was a beautiful stadium, beautiful campus, and the football team looked pretty good. It was overall a good trip up there."

That visit has helped push UNC into Arcega-Whiteside's leader spot. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound wide receiver from Dorman (S.C.) Roebuck says Clemson, Georgia, and South Carolina round out his top four.

"They show me the most interest," Arcega-Whiteside said. "I like whoever is showing me the most interest."

Arcega-Whiteside is waiting to land his first scholarship offer, but he receives letters from schools throughout the SEC and ACC.

Previously, Arcega-Whiteside camped at UNC in June, where he was given a full campus tour.

"This [most recent] visit was more focused on the game and the stadium," Arcega-Whiteside said. "I liked the way they come out, how they warm-up, and how they played.

"They shared the ball pretty equally. They threw the ball to pretty much everybody. They ran the ball just as much as they threw the ball."

Due to game day obligations, Gunter Brewer, UNC's wide receivers coach, was unable to speak to Arcega-Whiteside during the most recent visit. Brewer made up for it as much as he could during a phone conversation a few days later.

"He said that he didn't see me there, so he apologized for that," Arcega-Whiteside said. "He asked me how it went, so I just told him how I liked the campus."

During a typical week, Brewer and Arcega-Whiteside speak over the phone at least once. None of their conversations have covered how close UNC is to offering him.

In addition to UNC, Arcega-Whiteside has camped at Georgia and Georgia Tech. UNC's home-opener was the only college game he has attended, but he was scheduled to attend the UNC-Georgia Tech game last Saturday and figures to make game trips to Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, as well as return to UNC.

In helping Dorman, a football power, to a 4-1 record, Arcega-Whiteside is leading his area in receiving. On the season, he has 33 receptions for 587 yards and eight touchdowns.

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