Vereen Has 'High Interest' After Visit

Upon learning that Scout.com was bringing their All-American Combine Tour to Durham on Sunday, the North Carolina coaching staff attempted to get as many top recruits as possible to stop by campus following the combine.

"[North Carolina] texted me on Friday and told me to come up there [after the combine]," said Darryl Vareen. "So I just stopped by to say hello."

Vareen, a 6-foot 195-pound tailback from Huntersville (N.C.) North Mecklenburg, did more than just say hello.

"I just really walked around, but I got to see more stuff than I did before," said Vereen. "I got to see where they eat at and the video room – I really got to see everything.

"It was a real nice visit. I have a really high interest in Carolina right now."

That high interest might just translate into the Tar Heels being named Vareen's leader.

"I probably have the same interest for all [schools], but if I did have a high interest it would probably be for [North] Carolina," said Vareen. "I don't know, I like Carolina a lot. The coaches just seem real open and real cool, and it seems like a real good atmosphere at Carolina, so I'll fit in good there."

Duke is still Vareen's lone scholarship offer, but North Carolina could join the Blue Devils following a solid performance during UNC's summer camp – especially if Vareen puts together a performance like he did Sunday at the combine, where he ran the fastest 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.38.

"The [UNC coaches] told me that they are really interested in me, but they don't throw their offers out like everybody else does," said Vareen. "So, probably when I go up to camp [at UNC], I'll probably get an offer if I perform well."

Vareen plans to also camp at N.C. State, Clemson, Virginia, and Georgia this summer.

In addition to trip to Chapel Hill this weekend and earlier in the month, Vareen has unofficially visited Wake Forest, N.C. State, and South Carolina. He plans to attend Clemson's spring game on April 8th.


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