Chad Simmons

UNC Impresses Auburn Pledge Nick Brahms

Nick Brahms used his first official visit to return to UNC.

On a crowded official visit weekend, Auburn verbal commitment Nick Brahms was the most unexpected participant. 

"It went really well," Brahms said. "I had a great time with Michael Carter and the other guys who were there. I toured the dentist school and the hospital and met a few doctors. I was really impressed with everything."

Four months ago, Brahms, a 6-foot-4, 267-pound offensive lineman from Navarre (Fla.), first visited UNC. A month later, though, he pledged to Auburn. In spite of his commitment, he reminded in regular communication with UNC, specifically offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic.

"My mom didn't see [UNC] last time and she wanted to," Brahms said. "Also, [I officially visited UNC] to take a visit with Michael and have fun on an official together."

Brahms and Carter, a UNC pledge, aren't just teammates, but close friends. Larry Fedora made sure to prey on that relationship during his customary official visit meeting on Sunday.

"[Fedora] told me that he wants me there blocking for Michael," Brahms said. "And he said the next few years are going to be special."

Brahms's UNC official visit weekend also included the Tar Heels' rain-soaked game against Virginia Tech, a complete tour of the campus, downtime with players, and a couple meetings with Kapilovic.

"[Kapilovic] sees me playing guard there and tells me that I'd fit in well there with my high academics," Brahms said. "Also, [he said] that there is no pressure on going there, but I will always have a spot.

"I met a lot of the players and they're all good guys with a lot of ambition to be successful in life. It was a really refreshing and awesome visit. The Carolina Inn was a neat place to stay in, too."

Despite the positive feedback, the experience hasn't altered Brahms's commitment status.

"I am 100 percent committed to Auburn," Brahms said.

Brahms, an early enrollee, doesn't have any other official trips scheduled. He says he'll likely officially visit Auburn in December.

Inside Carolina Top Stories