Whitlock Recaps Official Visit

Charles Whitlock was among the official visitors that made last weekend one of North Carolina's biggest recruiting weekends of the season to date.

"It went all right – it was all right," Whitlock said of his stay. "I went to the game and hung out with some players."

After arriving on campus Saturday morning, Whitlock, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete from Chester (S.C.), was given a tour of the campus.

"The campus and the football facilities and all that, it was nice," Whitlock said.

Whitlock then proceeded to Kenan Stadium to watch the team warm up and saw UNC's 16-13 victory over ACC rival Maryland.

"The game was impressive," Whitlock said. "They pulled out the win and beat Maryland."

Kennedy Tinsley hosted Whitlock during his stay. The two hung out Saturday night following the game.

"Coach [Victor] Floyd coached him, too," Whitlock said. "So we just hung around and talked about him. We just were sharing the same ideas and talking about him."

Whitlock spent the majority of Sunday with UNC's coaches. He entertained sit-down meetings with almost every assistant on staff.

"[They talked about] how their program is building and it will be good in about two more years," Whitlock said. "Because, you know, they [are playing] 12 freshmen and about seven of them start.

"They said [if I come there] they'll move me around a lot. I'll be a Deion Sanders-type. I'll play corner, but I'll also return kicks."

Whitlock ended his visit with his second one-on-one discussion with Butch Davis in as many months.

"He just talked about me in general," Whitlock said. "And he was telling me about his background and all that. His background speaks for itself. He's a nice guy to talk to."

About a month and a half ago, Whitlock took his first official trip when he visited Alabama. He says that visit and his UNC visit were fairly comparable.

"Both fans were rowdy and loud," Whitlock said. "But the ‘Bama atmosphere was kind of different. The fans know the recruits. When the recruits were walking in, the fans were chanting their names. It was kind of different down in Alabama."

Whitlock will take official visits to South Carolina this coming weekend and Florida Thanksgiving weekend. He'll also visit Clemson, officially, but hasn't finalized a date.

Shortly after participating in the Shrine Bowl on December 15th, Whitlock, who denies having a leader, will make a verbal commitment choosing from the five aforementioned schools.

"[When deciding] I will have to go with the environment and the [football] program," Whitlock said.

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