Inside Carolina: Demario, thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Which of your favorites are recruiting you the hardest?
Demario Minter: They are all recruiting me about the same.
IC : Have you set up any official visits?
Minter : No, not yet.
IC: Have you ever been to Chapel Hill?
Minter: No, but I have heard a lot of things about it.
IC: Have you met any of the new staff?
Minter: I met Coach Huxtable last spring when he came to our school and I have talked to him on the phone, but I have not met any of the other coaches.
IC: What do you like about UNC?
Minter: I could see myself playing in powder blue. They have one of the best defensive backs coaches in the country. I also like it that the staff is new and I would be new. I feel like we could kind of grow together.
IC: Is there anything you do not like about Carolina?
Minter: No. I like everything about Carolina.
IC: What was your favorite school growing up?
IC: You were at the NIKE camp in Atlanta. What was that like?
Minter: It was really a good experience for me. All the other players had spikes and I had turf shoes but I still feel like I held my own against some of the best wide receivers around. In Georgia, most of the wide receivers are all about speed. I had an opportunity at the NIKE camp to go against receivers that were fast and good route runners.
IC: A couple of players I remember that you fared well against were Mario Raley and Eric Leak from Charlotte.
Minter: Yes, I feel like I played well against them.
IC: What is the best part of your game?
Minter: I just love the game. I also really like playing aggressive.
IC: Do you have any favorite players or players you try to model your game after?
Minter: Deion, Champ Bailey, and Fred Smoot are the players I like.
IC: What is the most important thing to you in choosing a school?
Minter: I want a place that I can feel comfortable at. I want to connect with the coaches and players. I am also looking for a school that has my major, business. I know that Carolina has one of the top twenty business schools in the country.
IC: Does your family have a preference where you play?
Minter: My mom will play a significant role in choosing where I go. I think she is pretty much where I am as far as being open.
IC: How has your high school team done so far?
Minter: We are 3-1 so far.
IC: I know that Carolina is recruiting another player from your team, a defensive lineman named Cannon.
Minter: Yes, that's Brandon Cannon. We're a package deal. We're planning on going to the same school.
IC: How does Brandon like Carolina?
Minter: He is interested in Carolina too.
IC: When do you think you will decide?
Minter: Later on in the season after I have taken my official visits.
IC: Maybe November?
Minter: Yes, that will probably be about right.
IC: I followed your interviews over the spring and summer and noticed that earlier in the year Carolina was your favorite school but as the summer progressed UNC slipped back a bit. Was that because UNC hadn't offered you but other schools had?
Minter: Yes and there was a period of time when Carolina was not contacting me very much. After talking with Coach Huxtable though, I think they will be offering me soon.
IC: Anything you would like to say to Carolina fans?
Minter: Well, just try to get me in there.
IC: Thank you for your time Demario.