Ga. Athlete Favors UNC After Visit

Accompanied by his father, Mon Denson visited North Carolina for the first time on Friday.

"This visit made my feelings stronger," Denson said. "When I went up there, it was everything I expected North Carolina to be. It's one of the schools in my top."

Also among Denson's top schools is Tennessee. If Georgia offers, it will likely join UNC and Tennessee.

Ten schools have offered Denson, a 6-foot, 215-pounder from LaGrange (Ga.). That group is highlighted by Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, NC State, Wake Forest, and West Virginia, as well as favorites UNC and Tennessee.

UNC was among the first schools to start recruiting Denson. Spearheading that effort is assistant coach Chris Kapilovic.

"Coach Kap and I, our relationship is really strong," Denson said. "We've been talking since the end of my ninth grade year."

During Friday's visit, Kapilovic, along with Gunter Brewer, served as tour guides for Denson and his father.

"We went to the track, the baseball field – they showed us the beginning to the end of the campus," Denson said. "They took us on a tour of the [academic] buildings and the football field. I was surprised by how big it was and how dedicated they were to the powder blue of North Carolina."

Denson's stay also included a lengthy meeting with Larry Fedora.

"He talked to me about the campus and how they're ready to get things going and how I could be a player to help them get the job done," Denson said. "At the position that they want me to play, I can come on in and be a starter."

Denson plays running back, linebacker, and safety at LaGrange. UNC projects him to play the Ram position within its 4-2-5 defensive scheme.

"I love [the Ram] position," Denson said. "I sat in the office with Coach [Vic] Koenning and he showed me film on how the position is played. It just seems like something I'd love to do and shouldn't be something that would be hard to catch on to."

Friday's visit was Denson's first since the football season ended. Last football season, he attended football games at Auburn, Georgia, and Georgia Tech.

Denson is working on trips to Clemson and South Carolina, but doesn't have dates for either.

However, Denson does know when he'll return to UNC – on April 12 for the Tar Heels' Spring Game.

"I want to see how everything is and how everything is run on game day," Denson said. "I want to see how the coaches relate to the players on the field."

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