Autry Attends Another Junior Day

Lee Autry has visited North Carolina a bunch. However, the 2015 defensive tackle had never taken in a Tar Heel basketball game – until Saturday's junior day.

"I loved it," Autry said. "I love the atmosphere. I loved the way the students kept the basketball team in the game. It was nice."

In the past, Autry, a 6-foot-2, 279-pounder from Albemarle (N.C.), has attended a handful of football games in Kenan Stadium, a junior day a year ago, and Fedora's Freak Show last summer. Also, he has made several visits to see former teammate and close friend R.J. Prince, a red-shirt offensive tackle at UNC.

Besides the basketball game, the highlight of Autry's visit was a meeting with Larry Fedora. Fedora and Autry met for roughly 15 minutes.

"He just talked about trying to get me to Carolina," Autry said.

UNC has been Autry's leader for much of his recruitment. Regardless, he doesn't plan to make a verbal commitment until closer to his senior year.

In the meantime, Autry plans to visit other schools. Up until Sunday when he attended NC State's Junior Day, UNC was the only school Autry had visited. Though no travel plans have been established, Autry is eyeing trips to Clemson, Florida State, and Georgia.

Upon entering Kenan Football Center for registration for Saturday's junior day, Autry was immediately greeted by Prince.

"He's recruiting me," Autry said. "He tells me about the defensive line coach and about trying to get me to enroll early to get ready and get into the program early."

Autry says that enrolling early – like Prince did a year ago – is an option he plans to explore further.

UNC remains Autry's lone scholarship offer.

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