Miami Athlete Will Visit UNC

Butch Davis has once again reached into one of his old stomping grounds in hopes of adding some more athleticism to North Carolina's 2007 recruiting class.

"Ever since Butch Davis was hired, North Carolina has shown some interest in me," said Travaris Cadet. "Before, they were sending me letters, but it wasn't too much of a serious thing."

Two weeks ago, Marvin Sanders dropped by Miami (Fla.) Central High School and opened up the communication lines with Cadet, a 6-foot-1 200-pound athlete. Since then, Sanders and Cadet speak twice a week and have even scheduled an official visit to Chapel Hill.

"I was supposed to [officially visit] this weekend, but they canceled it to January," said Cadet. "I'm not sure when the date is; it might be in the middle of the week."

Cadet also has official visits scheduled with Tennessee on January 13th and South Florida on January 19th. He's in the process of working out a date with Michigan State, and is considering Florida and Virginia Tech for his fifth and final trip.

Sanders informed Cadet that the Tar Heels are recruiting him for quarterback. With UNC already having a verbal commitment from four-star quarterback Mike Paulus, Cadet said he won't be scared off by any competition.

"It won't hurt their chances at all," said Cadet. "I feel competition is good and I'm confident in my ability."

While Cadet's athletic ability makes him a candidate for quite a few positions on the football field, he wants to be under center at the next level.

"My first position, I want to be is quarterback," said Cadet. "But if something doesn't go right, I'm fine with being moved to another position, but quarterback is my first position."

North Carolina has an uphill battle as Tennessee, a school that has been recruiting him since the summer, is Cadet's current leader.

"Tennessee is number one," said Cadet. "They're trying to change their [offensive] system to a spread offense. It's already there, but there's a lot they can't do because they need a more mobile quarterback. I feel David Cutcliffe will make me a better quarterback, as well."

Working in UNC's favor is Davis' ties to Cadet's hometown.

"Knowing that Butch Davis comes from Miami, he has that South Florida mentality that I will like," said Cadet. "He had a track record for producing players."

As a senior, Cadet led Central to an 11-2 record with both his arm and his legs. He passed for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for 400 yards and two touchdowns.

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