North Carolina has mildly been recruiting Jaxton Carson for quite some time. Those efforts recently received a boost prompting the Phenix City (Ala.) Central running back to visit Chapel Hill this past Saturday.
"They said that they have two seniors that are leaving," Carson said. "And they are playing a true freshman, so it would be good if I came in.
"They haven't offered yet. They said that they should be offering soon. I think it's going to be at the end of our football season."
For a 9-1 team, Carson, a 5-foot-9, 205-pounder, has rushed for 1,140 yards and 19 touchdowns. He's already been selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
In addition to UNC, Carson is hearing from Southern Miss and Troy.
Chris Kapilovic, who spot recruits in Alabama, and running back coach Larry Porter have teamed up to recruit Carson. Naturally, both UNC assistant coaches met with Carson prior to the kickoff of Saturday's game.
"They talked to me about how they have a good team, how it's a good school to go to, and it's a good environment," Carson said.
Kapilovic and Porter also discussed bringing Carson back for an official visit. Neither gave him an idea of when one would take place.
That afternoon, Carson watched Elijah Hood rush for 168 yards and three touchdowns with a 14-yard average, while fellow running backs T.J. Logan and Jordon Brown contributed 128 yards from scrimmage. That output helped UNC cakewalk to a 48-20 win over Coastal rival Georgia Tech.
"I feel like I'll fit good in their offense," Carson said. "They run [an offense] sort of like the offense at my high school."
Following the visit, Carson says UNC is among the schools that have caught his eye.
"I feel like they're a good team for me," Carson said. "It's a standout team that will get me out there. I feel like it will help me in the long run."