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Tennessee QB Trey Lowe Lands 'Big' Offer from UNC

Trey Lowe plans to make a verbal commitment next month.

Woodrow "Trey" Lowe's performance during North Carolina's Friday camp didn't immediately result in a scholarship offer. But, before the 6-foot-3, 196-pound quarterback left Chapel Hill the following day, he had an offer in hand.

"Coach 'Heck' [Keith Heckendorf] said he was going to talk it over with Coach [Larry] Fedora," Lowe said. "We had a visit scheduled for partially the next day. So, they offered me when I was on campus the next day.

"It means a lot -- it really does. It's a big offer. I like Coach Heck and I like what they're doing with the program. I thought it was pretty big."

A baker's dozen of schools have now offered Lowe, a Bolivar (Tenn.) Central product. The batch features Arkansas State, Houston, Illinois, Southern Miss, Virginia, and West Virginia.

"[UNC] is pretty high on my list," Lowe said. "I like what they have going on with their program."

Regardless, Lowe doesn't claim a leader nor does he possess a group of favorites. He'll need to come up with one soon, since he plans on making a verbal commitment sometime next month.

"I'll just talk to my folks, start narrowing it down, and see what I like most about each school and what I don't," Lowe said. "I'm pretty much done with visits; I've visited a lot of places. I might take one more [visit], but that would be it."

If he does indeed take one more visit, Lowe will travel to Houston.

Besides his camp/visit to UNC, Lowe has visited West Virginia and camped at Ole Miss this summer.

Goal No. 1 of Friday's camp may have been to earn a UNC scholarship offer. However, the experience also gave Lowe a taste of Heckendorf as a coach.

"I thought he did a really good job getting his points across," Lowe said. "He likes shorter steps; sometimes I took them too big and I tried to correct them. I think he does a good job with the quarterbacks."

The UNC offer was disbursed during Lowe's Saturday morning meeting with Heckendorf, UNC's quarterbacks coach.

"He says he likes me a lot," Lowe said. "We're going to keep talking a lot and keep communicating."

Heckendorf also mentioned to Lowe that UNC would be taking two quarterbacks within this class.

"I like to compete," Lowe said. "So, it doesn't matter to me."

Before leaving campus, Lowe received a complete tour of UNC's campus.

"It's a beautiful campus," Lowe said. "They have really nice facilities. It's pretty top notch."

At Bolivar Central, Lowe quarterbacks a spread offense that he says is similar to Auburn's or Louisville's. As a junior, he led the team to an 8-3 record. On the season, he completed 61-percent of his passes for 1,604 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also rushed for four TDs.

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