"Yeah, I like them," said McGuffie. "There obviously must be something about them, because they got two five-star [recruits] last year. And plus Butch Davis was in the NFL and all that."
McGuffie has talked with UNC assistant coach Steve Hagen, his primary recruiter for the Tar Heels, as well as with graduate assistant John Dunn.
"I talk to them every once in a while – here and there," said McGuffie. "They want me to come up there and check it out really."
While McGuffie's summer plans are still up in the air, a trip to Chapel Hill is a distinct possibility.
"I might actually [visit UNC]," said McGuffie. "I've got to start visiting places and I really don't know where I'm going yet, though."
With or without visits, McGuffie plans on narrowing down his list of options to five schools.
"I'm looking for PT [playing time] so I can provide a leadership role," said McGuffie. "I kind of just want to set the pace for people in my class."
McGuffie, a 5-foot-11 185-pounder from Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair, has received approximately 30 scholarship offers including the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and USC.
After rushing for 853 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore, McGuffie exploded for 3,121 yards and 43 touchdowns during his junior campaign. He averaged 8.7 yards-per-carry and a unanimous selection to the first team 5A All-Texas. He was also named Houston area's offensive player of the year and his district's MVP.