Mason: 'It Went Great' four-star prospect Rashad Mason kicked off his official visits schedule this past weekend with a trip to North Carolina.

"It went great," said Mason. "I liked the environment. The whole town revolves around North Carolina. Chapel Hill is all about the college."

During his stay, Mason, who was hosted by Kyndraus Guy and Kentwan Balmer, toured the campus and Chapel Hill, hung out with the coaching staff, and attended the UNC-Florida State basketball game.

Mason, a 6-foot-5 225-pound wide receiver from Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl-Cohn, spent the most amount of time with position coach and primary recruiter Charlie Williams.

"He was talking about the life there, how it would be good for me," said Mason. "He also talked about the academics and how they would keep me focused on my major [business] and what I plan on doing after college."

Before exiting Chapel Hill, Mason sat down with head coach Butch Davis.

"He was talking about how he wants to change the program," said Mason. "[He was saying] how he's trying to make the program receiver-wise how he had in Miami with Santana Moss and Andre Johnson. He's trying to do the same thing here."

Davis didn't, however, push for a commitment out of Mason.

"They understand that I'm going to take all of my visits [and then decide]," said Mason. "So they didn't try to push me into making a decision."

Mason left Chapel Hill with a better understanding of North Carolina while his feelings about the school continued to progress.

"I have good feelings [towards North Carolina now], because I basically had the coaches bond with me" said Mason. "I like how they bond with the players; they keep it down to earth."

However, Mason is still approaching his recruitment with an open mind.

"It's all even until I take all my visits," said Mason. "I'm taking notes on what I like and then compare it all."

The three factors that Mason will be holding highly include: how the coaches bond with the players, the environment, and the quality of business program.

This coming weekend Mason heads to Ann Arbor to officially visit Michigan. His official visit schedule will be complete with trips to UCLA (January 19th), LSU (January 26th), and Ole Miss (February 2nd).

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