Cabrera Sees New Side of UNC

North Carolina pledge Josh Cabrera has made countless visits to Chapel Hill. This past weekend's official visit, though, was his first true exposure to the social life of the school.

"I just really saw how it is and how [the players] live daily," the 6-foot-3, 184-pound wide receiver from Jacksonville (N.C.) Northside said. "It's amazing."

Fellow receiver Quinshad Davis hosted Cabrera throughout the weekend, but Cabrera also spent a lot of time with Junior Gnonkonde and Bug Howard, and other pledges – namely Cayson Collins and Robert Dinkins – as well.

"I was mostly with everyone, really," Cabrera said. "I feel like there's definitely some chemistry already."

Cabrera's parents accompanied him during the official visit.

"They enjoyed it," Cabrera said. "I feel like they got a better feel of it and what I'm going to be doing. And they got to hang out with the coaches."

Among all the touring and meals, Cabrera spent a lot of time with UNC's coaching staff, particularly future position coach Gunter Brewer.

"We got to hang out with each other more and get to know each other on a personal level," Cabrera said. "We didn't have individual meetings, but there were times where you could just talk to the coaches on your own.

"Coach Brewer and I just talked about the [UNC basketball] game and all the stuff that goes on."

The Tar Heels' basketball team defeated Boston College on Saturday. The football team was honored during halftime for winning the Belk Bowl.

"Of course they're not having the best year, but it was nice to see the fans still showing their support," Cabrera said. "And they came out with the victory. It was pretty cool to experience all that and the [football] team being honored."

Cabrera had a basketball game of his own the night before – a 59-42 victory over cross-town rival Southwest Onslow. Cabrera's high school basketball obligations prevented him from starting his UNC official trips until Saturday morning. Thus, he saw the academic presentations Sunday morning – while most other official visitors experienced that on Friday.

After the academic presentations, Cabrera met with Larry Fedora.

"He asked me if I had any questions," Cabrera said. "He was going over everything with the scholarship."

According to Cabrera, Fedora didn't discuss the Tar Heels' offensive coordinator search – nor did any other UNC coach.

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