Briscoe receives UNC offer

For Lawndale (N.C.) Burns wide receiver Josh Briscoe, it felt like an eternity had passed and the 6-foot-3, 170-pounder still lacked an offer from his hometown Tar Heels.

Over the past several months, Briscoe watched as the local FedEx truck came and went leaving offers from Duke, Georgia, Nebraska, Maryland, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia -- but not from North Carolina.

As a result, he lost interest in the Tar Heels.

"I use to be real close with Carolina, but they showed no signs of offering, so I kind of backed off them," said Briscoe, who has attended one of UNC's earlier Junior Days. "I recently communicated with Coach Powell and Coach Bunting, and they said that they were going to offer, but the reason they were taking so long is that they don't just give offers out."

However, after the long wait, the offer arrived.

"I talked to Coach Powell in May and he said that I was getting an offer, and it should be here soon," he said. "It came today."

Although Briscoe likes that UNC is found in one of his two targeted conferences, the tardiness of the offer has dropped them some, he said, and will be a hurdle for them to overcome if they hope to sign the heralded wideout.

"I was disappointed that they offered so late," stated Briscoe. "They kept saying they were going to offer, but it took a while to get the actual offer. I do like their coaches and program that they're trying to build [though]."

A starter since his freshman year, Briscoe has compiled 117 catches for 2,391 receiving yards and 32 receiving touchdowns through his three-year career.


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