Carter Meets Davis; Will Enroll Next Month

Over the course of the last few months, Bruce Carter has traveled to Chapel Hill to regularly attend football and basketball games.

However, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound jumbo athlete looked forward to last Saturday's basketball game more than any other visit as it marked the first opportunity he would receive to speak to Butch Davis, UNC's newly hired football coach.

Carter, who said he receives tickets to every home football and basketball game a few days before each contest, had planned to attend the Kentucky game, but a phone call invitation from primary recruiter Tommy Thigpen sealed the deal.

Approximately ten minutes after arriving on campus, Davis approached Carter and his father.

"He just really let me know about himself, what he was going to do with the program, and how recruiting was going," said Carter.

Carter signed with UNC last February, but was grey shirted to help the healing process of his knee. Therefore, he was happy to hear Davis' plans for the coming season.

"He told me everybody is going to start out fresh," said Carter. "He's not even going to watch film on last year's team – everybody is going to start off fresh. He didn't really say [what position I would play] so I'm just going by what happened in the past [with me playing] linebacker – linebacker or safety."

During halftime, Davis spoke to Carter more about recruiting.

Davis' dedication and determination stood out to Carter the most during their conversation.

"He seemed real determined and serious about what he's trying to do," said Carter. "He seems like a real loyal man."

Following the game, Carter had his knee looked at by UNC's trainers.

"They just told me I was good," said Carter. "Everything is going good with my knee and I'm cleared to start squatting and running."

With his knee cleared, Carter's only focus is finishing up the two classes he's taking at Craven Community College. He will enroll at North Carolina on January 5th.

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