Davis Wants Brimfield at UNC

Former North Carolina verbal commitment William Brimfield was among the recruits new Tar Heel head coach Butch Davis targeted Tuesday night for a phone call.

"I talked to him [Tuesday] night," said Brimfield. "Basically, I didn't know him. He was like ‘We're going to get to know each other.' He's going to come down and meet my family. Actually, what he was saying was that he wants me at North Carolina."

Brimfield, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive tackle from Neeses (S.C.) Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, verbally committed to North Carolina during June's one-day camp, but backed off the commitment after John Bunting's exit.

The goal of Davis was to mend the fences the coaching change created and build a relationship with Brimfield. So far, Davis has set the foundation for that relationship.

"By just talking to him, he seems like a good guy and a good coach," said Brimfield. "By seeing his background, he is a good coach. I just want to get to know him a little bit more."

Davis is supposed to call Brimfield back early next week to set up an in-home visit for next week. Davis also confirmed Brimfield's official visit to Chapel Hill, which is scheduled for January 19th.

Brimfield will take his first official visit December 8th to South Carolina. After the holidays, he will continue with his official visit schedule with a trip to Tennessee on January 12th.

Originally, Brimfield was slated to take his official visit to N.C. State this coming weekend, but the termination of head coach Chuck Amato has left that situation up in the air.

"I talked to Coach [Curt] Cignetti today, and he was like ‘We don't have a coach, yet," said Brimfield. "When they get a coach, he wants me to come in and do my official [visit] sometime in January."

Brimfield is lacking a candidate for his fifth and final official visit spot.

Among the four aforementioned schools, everything is even.

"I don't have a leader," said Brimfield. "I'm trying to give all the schools a fair chance."

Brimfield, who is looking to make his decision in January after taking his visits, will be looking at two things while he's investigating each school.

"The top two things I'm looking for in a school are: number one, academics; and number two, the coaches and the facilities," said Brimfield.

Brimfield's senior football season ended abruptly as H-K-T failed to make the playoffs with a 6-4 record. Brimfield, who suffered a dislocated shoulder in the first quarter of the final game, ended the season with 55 tackles, ten sacks, and three forced fumbles.

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