UNC in Harmon's Top Five

During the Evaluation Period, A.J. Harmon received the opportunity to speak in-depth with North Carolina head football coach Butch Davis.

"He told me a lot of things I really wanted to hear - that they need d-lineman," said Harmon. "He explained to me the situation. Me and [Marvin Austin] side-by-side, we'd wreck shop and cause havoc.

"I thought about it, that's why I like North Carolina. North Carolina, they are in the mix."

Harmon, a 6-foot-4 305-pound lineman from Louisville (Ga.) Jefferson Co., goes as far as to say UNC is in his current top five listing along with Auburn, Clemson, Florida, and Georgia.

However, Harmon, who has 15 scholarship offers, claims Clemson and UGa as his co-leaders.

"Clemson and Georgia, they're real close to my home," said Harmon. "Georgia, it's the home state and they treated my offensive lineman real well – Fernando Velasco. They did him real well.

"Clemson, I feel at home over there, too. And they treat me real nice and I like the players."

Harmon admits, though, that his top five listing isn't definitive and he's open to any school that is interested in him.

"I talk to all my schools," said Harmon. "If they're going to give me a scholarship, I can't just back away. I've got to show them I'm thankful for them taking time out to watch my film and to look at me."

Before the start of his senior football season, Harmon will finalize his top five listing. He will then begin to take official visits during the season.

If selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Harmon will fulfill his dream and announce his verbal commitment live on national television.

Over the summer, Harmon plans to entertain quite a few unofficial visits. He says he – as well as his mother – is looking to visit UNC. Harmon said he will also make trips to Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Marshall.

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