Edwards Feels the Love at UNC

Ben Edwards returned to North Carolina this past weekend for the 2015 prospect's first game in Kenan Stadium.

"They showed me a lot of love," Edwards said. "It was a really good visit."

The visit only improved UNC's chances with Edwards, a 5-foot-11, 192-pound safety from Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy.

"[UNC] is still one of my top schools," Edwards said. "I like them a lot and this visit puts them up a little bit higher. I still want to look at more schools, but [UNC] is still pretty high."

Edward admits that Auburn is still the school to beat.

"But [UNC] is pretty close, though," Edwards said.

In addition to Auburn and UNC, Edwards's favorite schools list is composed of Georgia Tech, NC State, and Stanford.

Working in UNC's favor is its recent verbal commitment from Andre Smith, Edwards's teammate who made the trip to Chapel Hill with him.

"That's pretty big," Edwards said. "It would be good to go to college with a teammate that you already know. That would be pretty cool."

With Trinity Christian off, Edwards and Smith arrived in Chapel Hill at about 11 pm on Friday. Their late arrival time forced a change to their initial visit schedule. They planned to attend "Late Night with Roy," but instead walked around Kenan Stadium.

Saturday's schedule revolved around UNC's game against Boston College that afternoon.

"The game was pretty good," Edwards said. "Coach [Dan Disch] told me it wasn't going to be that good of an atmosphere, but I saw some good things in the game. I just really wanted to see how they played their safeties and the schemes that they use. They run a lot of two-high and quarters, and cover-three every now and then. I'm cool with that."

Saturday morning, Edwards had meetings with Disch and Larry Fedora. He also conversed with Gunter Brewer throughout.

"They talked about how me and Andre would be a good fit at the school," Edwards said. "They just wanted us to have a good time, see the campus, and watch the team."

Just before the football game, Edwards received a campus tour. Later that night, Edwards and his family explored Chapel Hill on their own.

"It's a really nice campus," Edwards said. "They love all their sports teams and they love football. They got the win [on Saturday] so they were pretty hyped up. We went to Franklin Street and got something to eat. There were a lot of people out there just having a good time. It was good to be around good, positive people."

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