Robertson Impressed by New DE Coach

North Carolina added at least one recruit to their commitment list during Saturday's Junior Day, but strong lean Travian Robertson was not among those additions.

Robertson, a 6-foot-4 220-pound defensive end from Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County, has unofficially visited Chapel Hill a handful of times in the past, but this was his first opportunity to really dive deep into the football program including meeting his new recruiting coordinator and new defensive end coach.

"I went up there and got a chance to talk to Coach [John] Bunting for a while," said Robertson. "Their doctor looked at my knee, and told me where I was at [with the injury], and what I could do to make it stronger.

"And then I talked to the new defensive end coach [Danny Pearman] and the new recruiting coach for my area [Tommy Thigpen]. I watched the team practice, and got a chance to talk to the players after the practice."

In his first chance to speak to Coach Pearman, Robertson walked away impressed with his enthusiasm and credentials.

"He's pretty cool," said Robertson. "He seemed excited about being there, and he knows a lot – he's been through a lot of championships."

Robertson, who once considered verbally committing to the Tar Heels, admits UNC is still his leader, but wants to continue to research other possible options before making a decision.

"I'm still going around looking at other schools, but [UNC is] still number one on my list," said Robertson. "I'm hearing more from Clemson, I took a trip to Tennessee – but I haven't heard much from there, I'm starting to hear more from Florida so I'm going to keep taking trips and looking at more schools. I guess I'll be ready to make my decision before the season starts or if that doesn't work out just go ahead and wait until February."

Currently, Robertson's schedule includes an unofficial visit to South Carolina on March 25th, as well as attending Clemson's spring game. Over the summer he will include North Carolina and N.C. State among his camping destinations.

UNC, N.C. State, and South Carolina are still Robertson's lone Division I-A offers.

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