Hendrix returns from UNC visit.

Top 10 junior 6-8 power forward had the chance to visit the UNC campus in an official capacity this weekend and meet the players and get to know the coaches.

The good news for North Carolina fans is that the Tar Heels are nearly even with Alabama in the battle for Richard Hendrix. The bad news for UNC is that the 6-8 ½, 250-pound power forward still hasn't taken an official to the Crimson Tide yet.

``I don't know," Hendrix said about Alabama still holding a significant edge over North Carolina. "I wouldn't say anyone is behind. I think they're about even."

Hendrix just returned from an official visit to Chapel Hill on Sunday and, though he isn't one to get overly excited, he was enamored with his trip.

``It was real impressive," Hendrix said. "The best thing was meeting all the guys and how good they made me feel. It was everything I expected and more."

Hendrix arrived on Friday afternoon and went to lunch with Roy Williams and assistant coach Joe Holladay before taking a campus tour and meeting with an academic advisor.

Then he got a chance to hang out with his host and likely the player he'll eventually replace, Sean May. The next day he played pickup with some of the players before going to lunch with the staff.

Hendrix will take his official visit to Alabama on May 14 before trying to make a final decision between the two schools.

``I definitely want to wait until after the Alabama visit before making a decision," Hendrix added. "People think I know everything about Alabama, but I don't really know a lot of the players – and that's what I'm really looking forward to in a couple weeks."

``I'm going to hold out," he said. "I'm not going to rush into a decision. I'm going to take my time."

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