Watts Impressed By Visit

Despite being somewhat of a veteran of official visits, Gary Watts of Miami (Fla.) Norland was wowed by North Carolina during his official trip to Chapel Hill this past weekend.

"It went great," stated the 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end. "It was a nice trip, I really enjoyed myself.

"What I really liked about the trip was the second day we were up there – Saturday – they took us through academic presentations and toured the campuses. I liked everything I saw and everything I heard. You know they were telling us about the different academic programs and the different things you can get from the school. I was just impressed by everything they did."

In addition to all aforementioned positives, what really stood out to Watts was the one-on-one attention he received with his position coach -- something he didn't get during his other two visits – Pittsburgh and South Florida.

"They broke us up with our position coaches," explained Watts. "They took us in the film room, they broke down the plays. He asked me to write up a play and showed me the different schemes of the defense."

Like his teammate Garrett White, Watts will find out Wednesday the fate of a possible North Carolina offer. Unlike his teammate, however, Watts does have a solid leader -- for now.

"I'm leaning towards South Florida the most right now," stated Watts. "Pittsburgh isn't in it anymore. It's out of South Florida, North Carolina, and Rutgers. If North Carolina offers, I believe that will move them ahead of South Florida. If not move them ahead, put them in a top position with South Florida. But Rutgers I can't really say because I haven't visited yet."

Watts, along with White, will visit Rutgers this weekend.

Although cut short by injury, Watts had a pretty impressive senior season recording 49 tackles and seven sacks in just five games.

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