Alvarez to Return to Chapel Hill

Despite the laundry list of interested schools, William Alvarez has only unofficially visited one school thus far this summer – North Carolina. And Alvarez will make a second trip to Chapel Hill in mid-July.

"I'm supposed to be going back on July 14th," said Alvarez. "My teammate, Tommy Moore, they said if he dropped some weight they would offer him, so I'm going down there with him."

Alvarez, 6-foot-5 310-pound offensive tackle from Woodbridge (Va.) Hylton, won't be participating in the actual camp and won't be making a verbal commitment, despite rumors.

"Oh no," said Alvarez in regards to the rumors that he will commit on the visit. "I haven't really been to any places, so of course when I go somewhere I'm like ‘Oh man, I love this place – it's real tight.' That's how I was when I went down there [last time], but I wasn't close to making a commitment. I had a lot of fun up there, got to know all the coaches, and I got comfortable, but I wasn't going to make a commitment."

While the Tar Heels are high on his list, Alvarez isn't ready to designate them or any other school a leader.

"Ever since I've visited there, they've moved up, but I'm still not sure about a leader or anything like that yet," said Alvarez. "I still don't [have any favorites]."

According to Alvarez, he and his parents will sit down sometime before the end of the summer and narrow his list of 17 scholarship offers down to a more manageable amount, and then take all five of his official visits before making a verbal commitment late in the year.

While in Chapel Hill this time around, Alvarez expects to get a more thorough tour of the campus from his primary recruiter, coach Tommy Thigpen.

"Last time I got a tour with Coach [John] Bunting, but Coach Thigpen really wants me to see it when something's happening," said Alvarez.

Also, Alvarez figures to meet up with North Carolina star verbal commitment Mike Paulus, who he has been keeping in contact with recently.

"I talk to Mike a lot and he's coming down there the 14th also," said Alvarez. "I talk to him once or twice every two weeks or so. We just talk about North Carolina; he asked me am I ready to commit; and he just talks about the positives about North Carolina."

On July 8th, Alvarez will make his second unofficial visit of the summer when he camps at Virginia Tech. He also plans to visit Penn State before his senior football season kicks off.

A four-star prospect, Alvarez is the 31st ranked offensive lineman by

During his junior season as Woodbridge (Va.) Hylton, Alvarez earned Associated Press All-State honors.

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