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Rotell Jenkins attended North Carolina's Junior Day back in March and left with positive feelings about the Tar Heels' football program.

"I really like the campus and the way the program is ran, and the coaches," said Jenkins. "It's a really good program."

UNC assistant coach Charlie Williams is recruiting Jenkins, 6-foot-2 180-pound athlete from Richmond (Va.) Huguenot, as a wide receiver for North Carolina. The two communicate regularly through text messages.

Jenkins spoke briefly with Williams during his unofficial visit.

"He said he saw my highlight tape and was impressed," said Jenkins. "We didn't talk too much one-on-one, it was more as a group."

North Carolina's first-year head coach Butch Davis also conversed with Jenkins.

"We talked about their program – their academic program and their football program," said Jenkins. "He talked about how good the campus was and how it's a great place to learn."

Huguenot head football coach, Richard McFee, handles most of Jenkins' recruitment. Therefore, Jenkins said isn't sure if North Carolina – or any other school – has offered a scholarship.

The only other unofficial visit Jenkins has made was to Penn State for the Nittany Lions' Spring Game.

Jenkins will make a return to Chapel Hill this summer. He's also planning summer trips to Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, and Tennessee.

With so many visits on the horizon, Jenkins will wait until the football season to establish a list of favorites.

"I like all of them the same right about now," said Jenkins. "I want to wait until I see more schools. I'm going to wait until the season [to narrow it down], so all of them are equal right now."

Jenkins, who hopes to make a verbal commitment by the end of the year, is looking for a school where he can excel academically.

"A place where I know I can learn and get my degree," said Jenkins. "I want a place where I won't be distracted and I can be focused."

Jenkins feels UNC could be that place, especially considering the quality of people that make up the coaching staff.

"It's a good program and I love the coaches," said Jenkins. "[The coaches] are willing to work with you – that's what I like. They take the time to talk to you and work with you and make sure you're doing the right thing."

Like UNC, every school is recruiting Jenkins for wide receiver. However, there has been some talk about playing safety at the college level.

"Some schools ask me what position do I want to play," said Jenkins. "I tell them whatever position they want me to play; whatever position they need me at, I'll play."

As a junior, Jenkins caught 36 passes for 642 yards and eight touchdowns. He also starred in Huguenot's secondary collecting 24 tackles and four interceptions.

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