Dykes Scheduling Officials

While he still considers himself a North Carolina pledge, Mike Dykes has been in the process of scheduling official visits.

"I'm planning on, right now, [officially] visiting Ole Miss this weekend," said Dykes. "It's close to being final.

"I talked to the coaches from Northwestern yesterday and they said a nice time for me to come up is the second week of January. So that's a rough date on another official visit."

Dykes, a 6-foot-4 265-pound offensive guard from Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills, is also looking to set an official up with Indiana. For his final trip, Dykes is considering Michigan State and West Virginia – two schools who have yet to extend a scholarship offer.

In early September, Dykes took his first official visit to North Carolina, the school he committed to in July.

"It's a soft verbal," said Dykes. "I'm still committed, but I'm still looking at my options.

"If another school that I feel like is a better fit for me as far as football wise, academics, and stuff like that, I'll probably de-commit. If North Carolina is still the top school after [my visits], I'll stay with a solid verbal."

As of Tuesday night, Dykes hadn't had the opportunity to speak to Butch Davis. However, he did hear from his primary recruiter and position coach.

"I talked to Coach [Frank] Cignetti and I was texting Coach [Mark] Weber a little bit," said Dykes. "They said [Davis] had a meeting with all the assistants today. They said Coach Davis is a great person, he'll be a great head coach for North Carolina, and hopefully they'll have an opportunity to coach with him."

Neither were aware of their status of returning to the staff or when Davis would be in contact with Dykes. However, Dykes expects a phone call from North Carolina's new head coach no later than early next week.

With Dykes anchoring the offensive line, Woodland Hills posted an 8-3 record this season.

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