UNC Updates Arcega-Whiteside

While attending North Carolina's first junior day, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside received an update regarding a possible UNC scholarship offer.

Much of that update was delivered during the 6-foot-2, 199-pound wide receiver's meeting with Larry Fedora.

"He called me up to his office and talked to me," Arcega-Whiteside said. "He invited me to one of his special elite camps. He said that I'm one of the top receivers on their list right now and they're going to recruit me really hard."

Arcega-Whiteside, a Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman product, camped at UNC last summer, but Fedora invited Arcega-Whiteside to Fedora's Freak Show in late June.

"That's definitely a camp I'm going to be at," Arcega-Whiteside said. "I just haven't planned out my summer schedule."

Fedora also discussed UNC's situation at wide receiver in regards to the 2015 class.

"He said they don't know how many receivers they're going to need – that's why they're taking so long to offer me," Arcega-Whiteside said. "They don't know if they're going to lose one, three, or five receivers. They said once they get a spot, that's when they're going to decide whether to offer me."

Besides his meeting with Fedora, Arcega-Whiteside received a facility tour and attended the UNC-NC State basketball game – his first basketball game in the Smith Center.

"The fans are crazy about North Carolina," Arcega-Whiteside said. "That's what I like – they have a pretty good fan base."

The junior day visit did nothing to hurt UNC's position with Arcega-Whiteside, but he lacks favorites.

"They're probably recruiting me the hardest, but right now everybody is still pretty much the same," Arcega-Whiteside said. "Everybody has started recruiting me now. I really haven't made a leader or anything. Everybody is about the same right now. I have to go to all the junior days and camps to see what it's like at each school."

In addition to his trips to UNC – which also includes two football games – Arcega-Whiteside has visited Appalachian State, Charlotte, Clemson, Georgia, and South Carolina.

On Feb. 22, Arcega-Whiteside plans to return to Charlotte. He's also scheduled to visit Wake Forest on March 1.

Arcega-Whiteside has received scholarship offers from Appalachian State and Elon. Home state schools Clemson and South Carolina have expressed a similar stance as UNC.

"Clemson told me that if I come to camp, they're most likely to offer," Arcega-Whiteside said. "And South Carolina kind of hinted at if I come down there [for a camp], good things could happen."

Arcega-White loaded up on the accolades following his junior season – All-State, All-Region, All-Area, and All-Academic. He concluded the campaign with 76 receptions 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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