Hunter's Visit Moves Heels Up

While many recruits were making their second and third visit to North Carolina's campus this past weekend, the Tar Heels' Junior Day marked Stanley Hunter's first look at Chapel Hill. The 6-foot, 205-pound linebacker from Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes left with a very good first impression.

"It was fun, I had a good time," said Hunter. "We went up there and met the coaching staff, we had lunch with all the prospects, we got to watch the spring practice, we went to the locker room and talked to the players, took a tour of the campus and the football facilities, and then we had a meeting with our position coach. It was real fun to get up close and personal with the coaches and the players.

"I learned a lot, because I didn't know a lot about UNC. Now I feel comfortable about the offer and everything else that's going on."

Prior to his trip to UNC, the Tar Heels were among the schools Hunter was strongly considering. After the visit, UNC catapulted itself into Hunter's early top three.

"I think it moved them more towards number one or number two," said Hunter. "I can definitely say top three now, because still Georgia and Clemson are in my number one and two spots. I owe them enough respect just because they are my first offer."

Hunter really admired the Tar Heels' strong focus on academics as well as how they conducted their spring practice.

"I think it was important how they really talked about academics and how it's more about just football down there and that's the same thing at Byrnes," said Hunter. "And when I went to their practice, they were doing the same things we were doing [at Byrnes], so I felt real good about that. I'm really happy with UNC."

On March 25th, Hunter will attend Georgia's junior day, and then accompany Clemson pledge Willy Korn to the Tigers' spring game. Stanley Hunter Profile

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