Despite the lack of a visit, four-star offensive lineman Carter Warren considers North Carolina among his favorite schools.
"Just talking to the coaches and getting to know them," Warren said. "I've really learned to like them. It's just great talking to them."
By the end of this month, that visit void is scheduled to be filled. Warren, a 6-foot-6, 321-pound offensive tackle from Wayne (N.J.) Passaic County Techical Institute, is set to visit on July 25.
"I'm going to learn a little bit about the academics down there," Warren said. "And I want to meet the head coach and get to know about him."
Through Warren's pre-visit research of UNC and conversations with representatives, all returns have been positive.
"I've been hearing that the fans are loyal, it has a great coaching staff, and great O-line," Warren said.
UNC assistant coaches Chris Kapilovic and Chad Scott have teamed up to recruit Warren. According to Warren, he and Scott speak daily.
"They're just saying when I get down there they're going to show me the campus," Warren said. "They just want me to let it sink in when I get down there.
"They said I'm a good fit for the O-line and they think it will work out for me."
Kapilovic, who coaches UNC's offensive lineman, has informed Warren that he'd play left tackle, his high school position.
"They told me that they'll always have a spot for me -- even if it's all full," Warren said.
In addition to the coaches, Warren has heard regularly from UNC's newest verbal commitment, Michael Carter.
"He has just told me why he committed and what he likes about the school," Warren said.
Besides UNC, Warren plans to visit Michigan by the end of the summer. Thus far, he has traveled to Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, and Virginia Tech.
About 20 schools have offered Warren; each one remains in play. He hopes to establish a formal finalists list by the end of the summer using the aforementioned visits to form it.
"I feel pretty confident that North Carolina will make the list," Warren said.