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Seventh Woods, Family Have 'Great Time' On UNC Visit

Seventh Woods gave Inside Carolina a full report on his official visit to UNC this past weekend.

Throughout Seventh Woods’s recruitment, Roy Williams and his staff have had one main goal.

Prove to Woods – and his parents Louis and Monica – that UNC wants him more than any other school. Williams’s final big opportunity to prove it was Woods’s official visit this past weekend.

“He’s been recruiting me for like all four years of high school," Woods told Inside Carolina on Sunday evening. "He’s done a pretty good job of showing me how much he wants me at North Carolina.”

The Woods family arrived in Chapel Hill early Friday afternoon and was greeted by Williams.

“As soon as I got there, we went straight to playing pickup with the guys,” said Woods, who has played pickup at UNC on multiple prior visits. “It went well and that was a good sign. I felt like I fit in pretty good, but it wasn’t anything new to me. It was a fast pace and that’s when I play best, so I’d fit well in their program.”

On Friday night, Woods played with members of this year’s UNC team. On Saturday morning, prior to attending UNC’s win over Delaware, the games had two additional players.

“Harrison Barnes and (James Michael) McAdoo came back because they were being honored (for their NBA championship),” said Woods. “They played pickup, too, and that was cool.”

Non-stop rain over the weekend prevented Woods from doing an extensive tour of the campus. During the down time, Williams held film sessions with the 6-2 guard from Columbia (S.C.) Hammond School.

“He showed me tape of both Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton,” Woods explained. “He felt like I can do what they did and probably much more. He told me that he wants me to play point guard and some combo, but he said there would be two or three guards on the floor so it’s wherever I fit best.”

“I can play the point guard, I can play off the ball too,” he continued. “There are times when I’d probably prefer playing off the ball, like if I’ve been running all game, playing off the ball will help me if I’m tired and need to catch my breath a little bit.”

Woods was separated from his parents during portions of the visit. Each time they had a few moments to talk, he noticed something.

“They had a great time up there,” said Woods. “Whenever we got back together they would said they were having a great time. They ate dinner with Coach (Williams) and said they really enjoyed it.”

Senior Brice Johnson, a fellow South Carolina native, and sophomore Theo Pinson served as Woods’s player hosts.

“I was with the whole team most of the time,” Woods said. “I had a great time with the team and a lot of people up there I got to know. When I talked to Brice he said, ‘It’s been a great decision’ (to attend UNC) for him. He said they’ve gotten everything out of him that they possibly can and that’s all he could ask for.”

Before leaving, the Woods family met with an academic advisor.

“She was a pretty nice lady,” said Woods. “My mom said she would feel comfortable sending me there to North Carolina, as far as the education.”

With his UNC visit finished, Woods has only one official trip remaining. He’ll make the short drive to South Carolina's campus, in his hometown of Columbia, on Oct. 9.

“I don’t really have a time frame on making a decision,” he said. “It’s just whenever I feel comfortable with the decision I make.”

For now, North Carolina hopes this September weekend helped it secure a player it’s coveted his entire high school career.

“I’d say the visit was an “8” just because of the raining weather, that was the only flaw I saw,” Woods said. “It was perfect besides the weather.”

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