Preview: Official Visit Weekend

North Carolina is set to host its biggest official visit weekends of the year.

From a numbers standpoint, North Carolina will host its largest official visit weekend of the 2015 recruiting cycle beginning on Friday. In addition to seven firmly committed UNC pledges, UNC will welcome four official visitors to campus that the staff hopes will eventually be a part of the 2015 class. Learn more about that quartet…

Jake Bargas: The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder has been verbally committed to Wake Forest since June, but has been in contact with UNC assistant coach Seth Littrell since the fall. Littrell hopes that Bargas can fill a need that has eluded UNC for much of this class – a versatile, receiving tight end. Bargas caught 47 passes for 869 yards and eight touchdowns this season for Boca Raton (Fla.) St. Andrew’s. In November, the nation’s No. 39 tight end unofficially visited Chapel Hill during UNC’s second bye week.

Dexter Carter: Focused on school and Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles’ title run, Carter put recruiting on hold until after the recently ended Dead Period. Thus, his entire official visit schedule will take place in the coming weeks. Due to Dan Disch’s persistence, UNC not only secured Carter’s first trip, but also lists the Tar Heels as a slight favorite. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder plans to also take trips to Auburn, Cincinnati, and Louisville. Though he stars at running back in high school, most schools, including UNC, project him to play cornerback in college.

Arrington Farrar: Earlier this week, the four-star prospect from College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy backed out of his year and a half-long commitment to Stanford. Since then, Farrar has avoided the media and thus his plan for the next three weeks is somewhat of a mystery. UNC’s academic reputation coupled with the work assistant coach Larry Porter put in led Farrar to schedule an official visit to Chapel Hill for this weekend. Other reported suitors include Georgia Tech, Michigan, and Notre Dame. The 6-foot-2, 201-pounder is the 31st ranked outside linebacker in the nation, but UNC is recruiting him as a safety.

Chris Williamson: The 6-foot, 183-pound athlete from Gainesville (Ga.) has experienced one of the largest, late recruiting season spikes in recent memory. In about 45 days, Williamson went from two scholarship offers to roughly two dozen – and the quality of those offers went from FCS Mercer to Power Five schools like Georgia and Notre Dame. Fortunately for UNC, it caught the wave just as it was beginning to form and thus grabbed his second official visit (he officially visited Cal in December). As for the following weekend, he canceled a trip to Kentucky in favor of an official to Michigan. He’ll then take an official to Florida the weekend before Signing Day – though, that’s reportedly in jeopardy of being bumped for Auburn. He’s also looking to take a mid-week official to nearby UGa.

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