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UNC Among D.C. WR Ed Hendrix's Standouts

Ed Hendrix visited UNC twice in March and plans to return soon.

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Through his offseason visits, four schools have caught Edward Hendrix's eye -- Maryland, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech.

"I think I can feel at home at those schools," Hendrix said. "And they're not too far and not too close -- that's good enough for me."

In addition to the four aforementioned schools, Hendrix, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound wide receiver from H.D. Woodson High, has visited NC State and Temple. Most of his recruiting trips were part of a Perfect Performance bus tour in mid-March.

Over two dozen programs have offered Hendrix a scholarship. His four favorites, as well as Clemson, Iowa State, Louisville, NC State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia are among his tenders.

Hendrix is eager to return to the road, but doesn't have any school trips scheduled. He says he'll definitely return to UNC and has been invited to Fedora's Freak Show.

After visiting UNC as part of the bus tour, Hendrix returned to Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' late March Junior day.

"I liked it very well," Hendrix said. "It was cool. I was just talking with the coaches, taking pictures, and getting used to how everything looked. I was trying to get a feel for how everything is to see how I like it."

During those visits, Hendrix regularly spoke with Gunter Brewer, UNC's wide receivers coach. The communication between the two continued thereafter.

"He tells me that I can come in and play and compete," Hendrix said. "He's real cool and a funny guy."

According to Hendrix, Brewer projects Hendrix to play X-receiver and has compared him to Bug Howard, who's currently a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

"I'm just trying to stay humble," Hendrix said. "Praise like that is a blessing."

As a junior, Hendrix was the go-to receiver for an 11-2 team. He finished the 2016 season with 30 catches for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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