North Carolina couldn't have made a better first impression on Jashaun Corbin, a 2018 running back from Melbourne (Fla.) Holy Trinity Episcopal. The 6-foot, 185-pounder attended UNC's rout of FCS Citadel, as part of a weekend visit.
"They're definitely top one or two," Corbin said. "First the campus is nice -- I liked the campus. The way the coaches interacted with me, I liked that. I got to talk to the head coach for awhile -- I liked that. And I just liked the atmosphere."
Battling UNC for that top spot, according to Corbin, is Central Florida, Kentucky, South Florida, and Tennessee.
The only other school Corbin visited this season was Tennessee. He hopes to travel to Central Florida and Kentucky this spring and also get back to both UNC and Tennessee.
As he mentioned above, Corbin's UNC visit, which spanned two days, included a lengthy meeting with Larry Fedora.
"He just told me to keep working and stay in the books," Corbin said. "And he was glad to meet my family.
"[The UNC coaches] were surprised that I was bigger than what they thought. I got my height and weight before I met with the head coach."
Corbin also spent a great deal of time with area recruiter Chad Scott, the man whose urging prompted Corbin's visit, and running back coach Larry Porter.
"They talked about keeping a good connection," Corbin said. "Coach Porter was talking me about what they do, as far as drills and how they eat. He was giving me a feel for what they do."
According to Corbin, the coaches envision him playing a T.J. Logan type role.
"They want me to go up in the hole, but also be put out wide," Corbin said. "They want to throw me the ball and get me out in space to make plays."
After being talked about in the same sentence as Logan, no one in Kenan Stadium was more fascinated by Logan's highlight reel, one-handed touchdown grab than Corbin.
"I didn't see that coming," Corbin said. "I saw him open, but I didn't expect him to make a catch like that."
For Holy Trinity Episcopal, Corbin rushed for 1,022 yards at nearly 10 yards a clip. He also caught 25 passes for 619 yards. In nine games, he scored 19 total touchdowns.