UNC Among McAdoo's Favorites

With the football season right around the corner, Michael McAdoo decided it was time to put together a list of favorites. So the 6-foot-7, 220-pound defensive end from Antioch (Tenn.) developed a top five -- with North Carolina making the list.

"I like their coach, Butch Davis, and what he did at Miami," said McAdoo. "I also grew up watching them on TV – football and basketball."

Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt join UNC on McAdoo's favorites list.

"Anything can happen," said McAdoo. "Any school can slip up into the top five. I really don't know if [the favorites list is] 100-percent [set], yet."

McAdoo holds roughly ten scholarship offers including offers from all five favorites.

Assisting in UNC's cause is Rashad Mason, a freshman at UNC. Mason and McAdoo have been friends for nearly five years stemming from their days as teammates on an AAU basketball team.

"He said it's a good school and I should really think about coming to North Carolina," said McAdoo.

UNC's coaching staff is in contact with McAdoo "every day," according to McAdoo. Mostly, he fields text messages from John Blake, who is his primary recruiter.

"He just says they want me there," said McAdoo. "He says they like how I play and I could help the defense. He's trying to get me down for a game this year whenever I have a bye week in my high school football season."

McAdoo said is looking to use an official visit to get him to Chapel Hill this fall.

McAdoo, who doesn't claim a leader, plans to take all five of his official visits before making a verbal commitment.

"I'm looking for a school with a good graduation rate for their athletes," said McAdoo.

This preseason, McAdoo took unofficial visits to Mississippi and Vanderbilt.

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