Morais, a 6-foot-5, 250-pounder, visited Boston College last Friday and Saturday – his second recruiting trip. On Tuesday night, he made a verbal commitment.
“The visit was great,” Morais said. “The coaches were cool – they made me feel at home [and] they made me feel like I can fit into the defense. I felt good energy – and my family did too – so we decided to commit. I also liked how they talked about the ability to play early and that was important to me.”
Morais is set to make a two-day visit to UNC beginning on April 10.
While making family visits in the area, Morais made a point to scope out Chapel Hill’s campus on a couple occasions. However, he has yet to visit the school as a recruit or receive an in-depth tour of the campus. From the outside look, he has liked what he has seen.
During the April visit, Morais is hoping to learn more about UNC’s academic program, campus life, and the lifestyle of its players.
“I don’t know much about North Carolina, but I would love to explore it more and learn more about the school,” Morais said.
All three aforementioned schools have offered Morais.
Specifically, the UNC offer was extended a week ago.
“They just messaged me on Twitter and told me they wanted me to call them,” Morais said. “I called them – me and my father were on the phone with them – and they told me they want to offer me.
“I was very excited when they talked to me and told me they wanted to offer me. I had always liked their basketball [team] and then I found out their football [program] is pretty good.”
Morais’s conversation was with Charlton Warren, who recruits Gwinnett County for UNC.
“He was saying how they like my speed, like my arm length, they like my quickness, and they like my ability to perform in the classroom,” Morais said.
According to Morais, UNC projects him to play the strong-side defensive end within UNC’s newly installed 4-3 scheme.