CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Four-star athlete Dyami Brown's North Carolina return last month has launched the Tar Heels into the leadership position.
"That's somewhere I want to be," the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder from West Mecklenburg said. "They made me feel at home. I'd say they're my front runner."
UNC is sitting atop a hierarchy of a dozen scholarship offers. Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and NC State are the newest additions to Brown's offer list.
According to Brown, Louisville, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech pose the greatest threat to UNC's rank.
Brown's July visit to UNC was for its final one-day camp of the summer. He went through registration as a wide receiver, but was asked to join the defensive back group following the combine portion of the event.
"They're really recruiting me as an athlete," Brown said. "So, they want to see me on both sides of the ball. So, they told me to go work with the DBs.
"It was good working with them, because I usually don't do DB drills [in high school]. I just go out and they'll tell me, 'Go one-high and just don't let anything get behind you.' Just working [at UNC], I did man and every other coverage there is. I definitely learned some new stuff [from the UNC camp]."
As a member of the defensive back group, Brown was coached by Charlton Warren, UNC's secondary coach.
"He's a good coach -- a very good coach," Brown said. "He doesn't take any rep off. He wants you to do better and be better every time."
Following the camp, Brown spoke briefly with Gunter Brewer, who recruits Charlotte for UNC. Before sending Brown on his way, Brewer handed him a list of ACT and SAT test dates, plus the Tar Heels' 2016 schedule.
"The [UNC-]NC State game, that's a big game for me," Brown said. "That's like a big rivalry game, so it should be intense. I'll be able to see the best out of everybody on the team."
Brown also hopes to attend games at Louisville and South Carolina this season.
Besides UNC, Brown camped at Clemson and Virginia Tech.