Tennessee Pledge Visits UNC

Alonzo Winfield received a phone call last week from Marvin Sanders, his primary recruiter at North Carolina. Upon receiving an invitation to unofficially visit Chapel Hill, Winfield accepted and attended UNC's basketball game against Kentucky.

"He was just talking about how they got a new coach there and he wanted me to come down there and check out the game and talk to him a little bit," said Winfield.

"[I went] just to look at the game and to meet [Butch Davis]. We just went up to the game and talked to the coaches."

Winfield, a 6-foot 200-pound linebacker from Winston Salem (N.C.) Carver, verbally committed to Tennessee in June over a scholarship offer from South Carolina.

"I'm still committed to Tennessee," said Winfield. "I don't know right now. I just got done playing football and I was trying to get that done and over with. I have to sit down and talk about [visits] with my parents."

If North Carolina comes through with a scholarship offer for Winfield, things could change.

"I don't really now right now [what would happen if UNC would offer]," said Winfield. "I can't really say, because I haven't really talked to them like that."

Before pledging to the Volunteers, Winfield attended the Tar Heels' June three-day individual camp. Although he didn't leave with a scholarship offer, he made a good impression on the coaching staff.

Before leaving Chapel Hill Saturday, Winfield was able to sneak in a quick conversation with Davis.

"[We talked about] nothing really," said Winfield. "We only really talked for like two minutes, because he had a lot of stuff to do. He said he wanted to talk later on during the week."

Within a week Winfield figures to have a better gauge on his recruitment.

Winfield saw his senior season end Friday with a 24-13 loss to Concord. With Winfield leading the defense, Carver posted a 13-2 record, allowed on average a touchdown a game, and recorded four shutouts. On the year, Winfield collected 80 tackles, two interceptions, and blocked a punt for a touchdown.

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