CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Dyami Brown strongly considered making a verbal commitment shortly after this past football season. Obviously those plans were delayed, but only slightly.
"I know what I want to do, but I want to continue to build relationships with the coaches I've been talking to," Brown said. "I'd say I'll make it in the spring time, because I want to graduate early."
Brown, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound athlete from Charlotte (N.C.) West Mecklenburg, had narrowed his focus to North Carolina, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech. But then Oklahoma offered early this week. He plans to visit Norman before deciding whether to expand his finalist list to include the Sooners or to proceed with his initial final three. Plans have yet to be established for such a trip.
Regardless, Brown admitted that Ohio State's and Oklahoma's proximity from his family is an obstacle for both programs.
"The distance from my mom and the things she's going through, they might be a little too far away," Brown said.
With that said, Brown's decision will likely ultimately come down to a good old fashioned Coastal Division clash between UNC and Virginia Tech.
"It's just the relationship with the coaches," Brown said. "And then, North Carolina was my first [offer]. And then, Virginia Tech was one of my favorite schools growing up."
Brown revealed that UNC has a slight edge in the battle.
"It's everything," Brown said of UNC. "I feel more comfortable being there. And if I go there, I'll be a part of a family."
Brown is scheduled to return to UNC on March 4 for the Tar Heels' elite junior day. The event will revolve around that night's basketball game against Duke.
Don't expect Brown to make a verbal commitment while on campus. He says before he makes any decisions, he'll return home and talk it over with his parents.
In January, Brown attended a junior day at Virginia Tech
"It was good," Brown said. "I pretty much was just building more of a relationship."