MATTHEWS, N.C. --- As North Carolina attempts to fill its next pool of 2018 quarterback targets, the Heels hosted four-star passer Brevin White on Friday.
"It was a very cool visit -- I really enjoyed it," White said. "I spent a lot of time with Coach [Keith] Heckendorf and he basically took me through what it's like to be a quarterback at Chapel Hill -- basically how they run things. It was great to spend time and build that relationship.
"And then also it was great to see the business school and touch on all areas of the campus. It was very beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed it."
Heckendorf, UNC's quarterbacks coach, also informed White, a 6-foot-2, 185-pounder from Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete, that UNC plans to sign two quarterbacks in the 2018 class. Heck will decide if White will be one of his targets by the end of the Spring Evaluation Period.
"Coach Heckendorf is coming down in two weeks to watch me throw," White said. "I feel like it's a good possibility in the future [that they offer]."
Eight schools have offered White a scholarship. That list features Arizona State, where his brother, Brady, plays quarterback, plus Boise State, Oregon State, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Washington State.
During his junior season, White played at West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade. On the season, he completed 54-percent of his passes for 1,418 yards and 10 touchdowns with five interceptions. He also rushed for 239 yards and a pair of scores.
Heckendorf actually began recruiting White a couple of years ago. But, a misunderstanding interrupted communication between the two.
"He came out and saw me twice back in California and saw me throw," White said. "But we just kind of lost connection over this past year, due to just [me] taking other visits and he didn't think I was interested [in UNC] necessarily. So, I kind of rebuilt that bridge and I expressed to him that it was a priority to get over there. We got back on the phone and boom [we] booked a flight to Chapel Hill."
White actually accomplished a lot this past weekend; he also visited Memphis and participated in the Charlotte Nike Opening Regional on Sunday. But, all other activities revolved around his trip to UNC. He could have attended an Opening Regional closer to his home, but chose the Charlotte stop because of his UNC visit. Logistically, it made more sense to visit UNC on Saturday and Memphis on Friday; but because Heckendorf was unavailable on Saturday, White flew into RDU airport on Friday, then flew to Memphis on Saturday, and back to RDU on Sunday.
White aims to make a verbal commitment during the summer months. Proximity to his family won't be a factor in his decision.
"Distance isn't a problem for me," White said. "College is a big decision -- it's a life decision. So, you have to find out what's the best fit for you, academically and on the field. You have to figure out not what's the perfect fit, but what's the best fit. And you've got to be happy ultimately wherever you go. I think Carolina offers a place like that."
In addition to Memphis and UNC, White is considering several Pac-12 schools, as well as Tennessee.
"Obviously being on the west coast, Pac-12 is what I've been around," White said. "I'm definitely interested in ASU with my brother being there, Washington State with the system that they run there, and Oregon State is a cool spot.
"And then coming out here, I visited Tennessee a couple of weeks ago. Great program, great coaches, and it's obviously it's one of the top in the country and they're always going to be that way. And it's SEC -- it's big-time football."
Besides UNC, Memphis, Tennessee, and the majority of the Pac-12 schools, White has visited Harvard. Since Auburn recently inquired, he's now working on scheduling a trip to the Plains.