While Mark Maye was pegged as UNC’s bridge to a more passing-oriented offense under former head football coach Dick Crum, Luke is being recruited for his ability on the basketball court.
The Mayes arrived on Friday and took in “Late Night with Roy,” watched the Tar Heels practice on Saturday and also took in the football team’s game against Virginia Tech.
“Luke had a great time,” Mark Maye said on Tuesday. “Coach (Roy) Williams, Coach (C.B.) McGrath, Coach (Steve) Robinson and Coach (Hubert) Davis are all wonderful guys and we like them a lot. Me and my wife both went to Carolina so obviously we both really love the school.”
The UNC official was Maye's second official trip. He visited Clemson two weeks ago. He's received prior offers from Virginia, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Gonzaga, athough those schools are no longer under consideration.
The two visits have given the 6-7, 230-pound forward from Cornelius (N.C.) Hough enough information to make his decision.
“He’s deciding as soon as possible,” his father said. “He’s laying low while making his decision.”
UNC hasn’t formally made a scholarship offer, but the Mayes left Chapel Hill knowing he was important to Williams and his staff.
“Coach Williams said ‘We want him as part of our class of 2015,’” Mark Maye said. “'We want him at Carolina'."
"They said we’ll figure out the rest later."
Williams first began recruiting Maye after watching him and Cornelius (N.C.) Hough in the state playoffs in 2013. Maye has taken a couple of unofficial visits to Chapel Hill since, including this past June when he played pickup with this year’s Tar Heels.
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