Top Junior Will Revisit UNC

Back in late January, Ryan Houston unofficially visited North Carolina and was able to soak in the basketball gameday atmosphere, tour the campus, and speak with coach John Bunting. However, the four-star recruit wasn't able to fully dive as deep into the football program.

This Saturday, however, Houston will get that chance during the Tar Heels' junior day.

"I'm going to go to see the most I can learn about the school," said Houston. "I'm trying to learn about the campus. I'm trying to get used to the players and try to see how I am when I'm around them."

Houston, a 6-foot-2 240-pound tailback from Matthews (N.C.) Butler, has already attended junior days at Virginia and N.C. State. He is in the process of making it down to Florida for an unofficial visit this spring, while also mapping out a very hectic summer camping schedule.

Still in the early stages of his recruitment, Houston lacks any favorites and denies last months reports of a possible top five.

"I don't have a top five," said Houston. "I have a top eight, and that's the only people that have offered me."

In addition to the Tar Heels, Houston owns scholarship offers from Florida, Michigan, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

While it will be a battle for his February signature, Houston definitely acknowledges the positives of UNC.

"I like that it's close to home," said Houston. "I like how the campus is big and spaced out. I know I a whole bunch of people there – people I went to high school with."

Houston ended the 2005 season with 1,910 yards and 34 touchdowns earning all-area and all-conference honors.

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