"Then he said he wants to get me over to the campus to see how I like it. I told him probably after the season is over with [I'll take an official visit to UNC]."
Dennard, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound cornerback with combine-verified 4.4 40-yard dash speed, received a checkup call from Thigpen last week.
"He just wanted my stats and to see how my season was going," Dennard said.
Thigpen also mentioned the potential for Dennard to land a UNC scholarship offer.
"He said as my transcript comes in and if I pass the ACT, he's going to give me a scholarship," Dennard said.
Dennard claims scholarship offers from Alabama, UAB, Central Michigan, Clemson, Purdue, Troy, and Western Michigan.
Outside of Troy, Dennard is being recruited as a cornerback. The Trojans like him at wide receiver.
For Wilcox County, Dennard stars on both wide receiver and cornerback. On the year, he has accumulated 400 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. Defensively, he has one interception and close to 40 tackles.
"Our season is going pretty good," Dennard said. "We're 7-1. If my team keeps playing like we're playing right now, we're going to go far."
Dennard is saving all of his recruiting trips for after his senior football season. In addition to UNC, he plans to take official visits to Alabama, Clemson, and Troy. However, no trips have been scheduled.
With little focus on recruiting thus far, Dennard says he doesn't have a leader.