Lloyd Impresses at Camp

After making an unofficial visit Thursday, Justin Lloyd returned to North Carolina Saturday to participate as an individual in UNC's three-day team camp.

"[I visited because] I just like the school itself," said Lloyd. "I've been a Carolina fan. Also because the new coach that they got over there, Butch Davis. I think he can turn things around."

Lloyd, a 5-foot-11 185-pound defensive back from Charlotte (N.C.) Victory Christian, participated in Saturday's morning and afternoon sessions of the camp. Roughly half of the morning session included position oriented drills where Lloyd was able to work closely with Chuck Pagano.

"I feel like I did pretty good," said Lloyd. "I got good feedback from the coach. He was telling me he liked my footwork and he liked me on my man-coverage. He told me I'm real physical and he liked the way I played."

Afterwards, Lloyd teamed with Woodberry Forest (Va.) for a few seven-on-seven match-ups.

"It was real nice," said Lloyd. "I got a chance to learn a different playing style. I learned quarters; I never played that defense before.

"It was real good. I felt like I helped the team. That whole day we went undefeated."

Before exitingcampus, Lloyd was briefed on the possibility of a UNC scholarship offer.

"They were talking about how they want to see me on tape and they wanted to see my first four games," said Lloyd. "They said they liked what they saw in the camp. They said they're going to let me know in early fall."

Last week Lloyd attended his only other camp of the summer – Virginia Tech.

"That went real well," said Lloyd. "They're real high on me. They liked my one-on-one coverage and everything. They said that they liked what they saw and they need the same thing [as UNC] -- to see me on film."

Lloyd holds an offer from Appalachian State and is also receiving strong interest from Clemson, Michigan, South Carolina, and Wake Forest.

Lloyd will unofficially visit Michigan for the first game of the season.

Last Thursday, Lloyd headed to Chapel Hill to visit close friend Vince Jacobs and stopped by the football office to speak to Tommy Thigpen, his primary recruiter.

"He told me how they're looking for three defensive backs," said Lloyd. "And he asked me if they offered me would I come. I said ‘Of course.'"

Over the summer, Lloyd transferred from Charlotte (N.C.) Vance to Victory Christian.

"I'm trying to get my grades up and I only need a semester," said Lloyd. "I'm going to graduate in December."

At Vance last fall, Lloyd played linebacker and earned all-conference honors after accumulating 98 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries.

This Fall, Lloyd will start at safety for Victory Christian and handle kick and punt return duties.

UNC is recruiting Lloyd as a cornerback. He is receiving looks for both safety and corner.

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