Womble Crowns UNC Leader After Visit

Pushing Jamal Womble's official visit back a weekend didn't harm North Carolina's chances with the 5-foot-11, 215-pounder in the least.

"[North] Carolina is the clear favorite after the visit," Womble said. "They set the bar for every other visit.

"It just felt right [at UNC]. I got a good feeling from them. It felt really good. They have good people there. And I just think it would be a great opportunity for me to come in there as a freshman."

Womble, a tailback from Sierra Vista (Ariz.) Beuna, even considered making a verbal commitment.

"It crossed by mind, but I know I can't do it," Womble said. "I know I have to make sure 100-percent this is the right place and visit the rest of my schools."

In early September, Womble officially visited Boston College. He'll take official trips to Wisconsin on November 9th (versus Michigan) and South Carolina on November 23rd (versus Clemson). His final official visit has yet to be scheduled, but will be granted to Nebraska.

After arriving in Chapel Hill Saturday morning, Womble toured the campus and met with academic advisers.

Shortly thereafter, Womble made his way to Kenan Stadium for a battle between two of his finalists – UNC and South Carolina.

"It was surprising, it was a surprising atmosphere," Womble said. "It was a sold out game; it was packed. The crowd was loud the whole game. They lost a tough one, but had a chance to win it at the end. It was a great game day atmosphere."

Following the game, Womble ate with members of the coaching staff and then went out with host Greg Little, as well as fellow official visitors Arthur Brown and Marcus Sales, and UNC players Marvin Austin and Deunta Williams.

"It was cool," Womble said. "…We just walked around campus, walked up and down Franklin Street, went out to eat – things like that."

On Sunday morning, Womble had breakfast with primary recruiter and running backs coach Kenny Browning.

"He talked about how he would use me and how everything has been going," Womble said.

Womble then sat down in the film room with John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator.

"He showed me some old NFL films and what not," Womble said. "He showed me kind of how he would use me."

Before leaving campus, Womble sat down one-on-one with Butch Davis.

"He just told me that he needed me and everything," Womble said. "He explained to me why he came to [North] Carolina.

"It was a nice conversation. I enjoyed it."

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