Becton Visits UNC

Since he was unable to attend North Carolina's two junior days, Nick Becton decided to unofficially visit Chapel Hill on his own time. The lineman from Wilmington (N.C.) New Hanover did just that Tuesday afternoon.

"I wanted to stop by one of their practices to see what it was like," said Becton.

After arriving on campus, Becton received a tour of the facilities. He then sat down with members of UNC's coaching staff.

"The coaches seem real nice," said Becton. "They were talking to me about what they're looking for, academics, [and] they told me I probably need to come to the one-day camp [to be offered a scholarship]."

Heading into the visit, Becton, who holds scholarship offers from East Carolina and N.C. State, did not have an offer from North Carolina. Given his raw ability and inexperience, the staff told him they want to work with him one-on-one during one of their camps before offering – hence the special camp invitation.

Not surprisingly, Becton, a 6-foot-6 285-pound offensive tackle, spent the most time with Sam Pittman, UNC's offensive line coach.

"He seemed like a nice guy," said Becton. "He told me what he was looking for. He said he liked my size. He knows I've only played three years, so I might be a little behind with the fundamentals."

Becton closed out his stay with the Tar Heels' spring practice. His focus primarily was on the offensive linemen and Pittman.

"I focused on technique to see if there was anything I could bring back with me," said Becton. "I also watched Coach Pittman [and how he coached]."

After his visit, Becton had nothing but positive things to say about North Carolina.

"[They have a] nice program, nice school, good coaches, they have nice facilities," said Becton.

However, Becton still maintains his lack of any clear cut favorites, and won't narrow his options down until the end of the summer.

Becton said he will accept North Carolina's camp invitation. He figures to attend a handful of camps this summer, but outside of UNC he isn't sure which ones.

N.C. State's Junior Day was the only other unofficial visit Becton made this spring. However, he will have a fairly hectic travel schedule over the Easter break, unofficially visiting Alabama, Auburn, and Clemson.

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