Impromptu Visit for Council

Anthony Council stopped by North Carolina Thursday to drop off some film. However, after arriving on campus, the 6-foot 200-pound tailback from Goldsboro (N.C.) decided to extend his stay and speak to the coaches.

"I just dropped the film off, conversed a little bit, and then left," said Council. "I talked to Coach [Tommy] Thigpen and I talked to Coach Butch Davis."

Council spoke to Thigpen, his primary recruiter, for the longest amount of time.

"[We talked about] my standing with my grades right now, what's my progress for the future, and that's mainly it," said Council.

A couple of weekends back, Council attended UNC's Junior Day. While he enjoyed himself, he left Chapel Hill without speaking to Davis.

Therefore, Thursday's meeting with Davis was the first opportunity Council has had to speak to UNC's first-year head football coach.

"We talked a little bit about me, how my knee was, and how I had intentions of coming up there for camp," said Council.

Last summer, Council was verbally offered a scholarship by North Carolina's previous staff during their one-day camp. The new staff hasn't talked about validating that offer, but has emphasized Council's return to their camp this summer.

A major question mark surrounding Council is his knee, which he injured last fall. Council got the latest rehab update Thursday during a doctor's appointment.

"When I went to the doctor's office today, he told me I can start squatting now and for me to work a little bit harder and push it a little bit when I get on the stationary bike and stuff like that," explained Council.

Council plans on including UNC in his summer camping schedule. He also plans on making his third unofficial visit to Chapel Hill this spring on April 14th for the Tar Heels' Spring Game.

All these visits to North Carolina have pushed the Tar Heels into Council's leadership position.

"Yeah, right now, I'm kind of leaning in [UNC's] direction," said Council. "I feel like Carolina will help me in the long run if I don't succeed in football. They've got a good football program and they've got a good academic program going on, too."

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