Fantroy, a 5-foot-11 175-pound cornerback, signed with the Tar Heels' last February, but a low SAT score forced him to head to New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy.
"Everything's going well for him," said the elder Fantroy. "Of course he's a little bored up there, but he's handling it."
The important thing is that Fantroy has received a qualifying SAT score.
"He took his SATs and he's ready to come down now," his father said. "His grades were ok in the first place, he just needed more points on his test scores.
"[Tommy Thigpen] called me two days ago saying that he received a call from Milford and they have his test scores and he has enough points to come down now, but he's going to finish the season with [Milford Academy]."
Fantroy could leave Milford Academy as early as Thanksgiving, but won't enroll at UNC until January.
Distance and a hectic schedule have kept Fantroy from attending any North Carolina games this fall. However, he's likely to take another official visit before the end of the year.