5-Star RB May Officially Visit UNC

Earlier this month, Scout.com five-star tailback Maurice Wells of Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood scheduled his third and fourth official visits, which gives him an official visit to each of his four favorites. The 5-foot-9, 185-pounder might be interested in using his final official slot for a "wild card" school, and North Carolina is among the two finalists.

"It's just Florida State and North Carolina," remarked Wells. "The chances are probably pretty high [that I'll take another visit], because I really wanted to take all five of my official visits. Right after that fourth visit I'd have to see if I'm tired of it or if it's one of those four schools that I'm probably going to go to. I'll just have to see how it goes.

"I have a visit to Ohio State next week. I'll see how everything goes and see how I feel after that visit. If I still feel like I have two more visits left in me then I'll probably try to set up that last one."

After returning from his second official visit (Maryland on October 30th), Wells scheduled his latest official stops to Georgia Tech (December 17th) and Ohio State (November 20th). The seventh ranked tailback in the nation has also visited favorite Southern Cal on October 8th.

Wells doesn't have a leader among his favorites, and doesn't plan to decide until after he takes each of his scheduled official visits, whether that is just four or all five.

Wells, who has never been to Chapel Hill, is in constant contact with the Tar Heels' coaching staff, which is working hard to get the talented tailback to visit. If he does decide to take his fifth visit, Wells admits it will be a difficult choice between FSU and UNC.

"I guess I'm going to start looking at everything like the academics, where it's at, and how the football team is doing," he said. "It will be a hard choice between North Carolina and Florida State, but I'll make my decision somehow."

With the Heels' need of a big time running back for the 2005 recruiting class, Wells would be a huge pickup. In just eight games, Wells has rushed for about 1,700 yards and 20 touchdowns.

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