Zamari Maxwell will release his top ten schools list next week. Though he’s still putting the finishing touches on said list, Maxwell, who recently attended Fedora’s Freak Show, did reveal that North Carolina will make the cut.
“They’re in it,” Maxwell said. “I like everything [about the school].
“Words can't explain [my UNC visit]. It was beautiful. It was a great place in general.
“I wouldn't say I learned everything [during my visit]. But, I think it was a great experience, because it was good to see what the school really had to offer you.”
Over 30 schools have offered Maxwell, a 6-foot, 162-pound cornerback from Largo (Fla.) Pinellas Park. Arizona, Boston College, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Minnesota, UNC, South Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest are a sampling of the the schools that have offered.
Besides UNC, Maxwell has visited Central Florida, South Florida, and Wake Forest this summer. Sometime this month, he will travel to Tennessee. Maxwell has promised Iowa his first official visit. Kentucky and Iowa State are candidates for future visits, as well.
Fedora’s Freak Show was Maxwell’s first visit to UNC. As such, he arrived a few hours early to meet separately with Larry Fedora, defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, and secondary coach Charlton Warren.
“They talked about school pertaining to graduating early,” Maxwell said. “They gave their backgrounds.
“And they told me how they were interested in me heavily. They talked about how both starting corners are leaving, that they have had a lot of success at the position, and I fit their plans especially their scheme because I'm long.”
As a junior, Maxwell led Pinellas Park in interceptions with seven and in pass deflections with 16. He returned one of those INTs to pay dirt. He also made 44 tackles.
Maxwell couldn’t help but be impressed by Fedora’s Freak Show, a camp held at night under the lights of Kenan Stadium with music blaring while current and former Tar Heels cheered.
“The atmosphere was fantastic, but competitive,” Maxwell said. “It was different, but fun. It was more productive because you learn a little about the coach and what they do.”
During the Freak Show, Warren was the coach Maxwell learned the most about. Throughout the camp, Warren coached up Maxwell and the other defensive backs.
“He’s very vocal and technical,” Maxwell said. “No doubt I could definitely see myself being coached by him.”