Javon Terry continues to play coy with favorite schools. But North Carolina made a strong impression on the 2018 safety on Saturday.
"They're no doubt in the top," Terry said. "I like UNC. UNC is a good school to be at. I like the way they treat football."
Accompanied by friends, Terry, a 6-foot-2, 185-pounder from Wake Forest (N.C.), attended UNC's home opener, where the Tar Heels improved to 2-1 with a 56-28 victory over James Madison.
"I loved the experience," Terry said. "They always try to welcome me there."
UNC is one of three schools to have offered Terry. Fellow in-state programs East Carolina and NC State have also offered.
"I'm just trying to take it slow," Terry said. "I need to talk to my mom about it more."
Shortly after arriving on campus on Saturday, Terry was escorted to Larry Fedora's office for a meeting with UNC's head coach.
"He was just telling me how he wants me to go there and they're going to have a new facility when I come there," Terry said. "He basically was just welcoming me back and telling me it was good to see me."
Terry also met individually with Charlton Warren, who not only recruits Wake County but also coaches UNC's secondary.
"He asked me if I was doing good in school," Terry said. "The last time I saw him was the camp, so he was telling me that it was good to see me."
During the opening weekend of the college football season, Terry attended NC State's home opener. He plans return to Carter-Finley Stadium with his brother in two Saturdays when the Wolfpack hosts Wake Forest.
Terry, who is considering returning to UNC later this fall, hopes to attend games at East Carolina and Virginia Tech by the end of the season.
"I want to see how they treat football," Terry said.
In the meantime, Terry's focus is his junior season. Wake Forest High is off to its traditionally strong start (it's undefeated after four games).
Terry has easily transitions from linebacker to defensive back this fall. On the season, he has intercepted two passes and deflected another. He also has made six tackles.
"I'm getting way better, because I have awesome coaches and awesome teammates that always have my back," Terry said. "I feel comfortable at [defensive back], so I got used to it pretty fast."