In September, Dykes used up his official visit to UNC back when John Bunting was the head coach.
Dykes, a 6-foot-4 265-pound offensive guard from Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills, verbally committed to North Carolina in July, but opened up his recruitment on the heels of Bunting's dismissal. The status of his commitment remains unchanged.
"I'd say I'm still committed – soft verbal," said Dykes. "I'm still verbally committed there, but I'm still looking at other schools, too, though."
In addition to fielding interest from Michigan State and West Virginia, Dykes took an official visit to Ole Miss in early December.
"I got to visit a lot of the facilities; got to meet a lot of the players, the head coach – Coach ‘O' [Ed Orgeron]; I've already met Coach [Art] Kehoe but I got to spend a lot of time with him; [and] I got to meet all the other coaches," said Dykes. "All the coaches were cool. I had a great visit down there. I got to hang around the people down there. I had a good visit."
Dykes, who talks to someone from North Carolina at least once a week, spoke to newly hired UNC head coach Butch Davis for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
"I talked to Coach Davis a little bit [and] me and him had a good conversation," said Dykes. "He gave me a brief summary of himself, he gave me what he wanted to do at North Carolina, and he said he wanted me to be a part of North Carolina."
After meeting Davis in person during his unofficial visit, Dykes said he hopes to have a better idea of the direction of his recruitment.