Vereen to Reevaluate Recruitment

Daryl Vereen's North Carolina official visit over the weekend was an educational experience.

"It went real nice," said Vereen. "I learned more than I knew before I went on the official. Really, that was my first time going around the campus and being through the football buildings and all that really."

Vereen, a 6-foot 195-pound athlete from Huntersville (N.C.) North Mecklenburg, is verbally committed to Tennessee, but made the trip to Chapel Hill to explore his options.

Vereen, who arrived late Friday night because of a basketball game, was hosted by friend and fellow Charlotte native Hakeem Nicks, a freshman wide receiver.

"It was fun chilling with Hakeem – someone I've known for awhile," said Vereen.

Most of Vereen's Saturday was spent in academic meetings. After dinner at the End Zone, Nicks took Vereen out to see the night life of Chapel Hill.

Vereen also spent a lot of time with members of the Tar Heels' coaching staff.

"Now after talking to Butch Davis and all the new coaches there, I do believe that their program is going to turn around and they do have a bright future," said Vereen.

One topic not discussed was the status of a possible UNC scholarship offer.

"I think they're waiting on me to say that I'll come before they make that offer," said Vereen.

In an attempt to determine his next step, Vereen will break down his recruitment with his parents over the next couple of days.

"Really, I'm still a solid commit to Tennessee right now," said Vereen. "I'm going to go home and talk to my parents about the whole thing and I'll probably have a final decision by the end of this week."

With the recent developments, Vereen said his official visit to N.C. State on January 26th is now up in the air.

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