UNC Goes In-Home with Brown

North Carolina got the first shot at an in-home visit with Arthur Brown Wednesday.

"Everything went great – as expected," said Brian Butler, who is Brown's mentor and was present for the entire visit.

Representing UNC was Butch Davis, Brown's primary recruiter John Blake, and UNC defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

"It was pretty much the basics," Butler said. "It was pretty much the system with all the information I'm sure you normally get on all the visits – just about the school, about Coach Davis, the facilities, the university, and the fans."

Recently, Brown concluded his campus visits schedule, which resulted in yet another impromptu elimination – in-state school Kansas State.

"I just think he realized after those visits that K-State really wasn't going to be as good a fit as the other schools remaining," Butler said. "He decided to cut them. Obviously he could have waited a week and a half and drove them along, but that's not how he handles things."

Brown, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Wichita (Kan.) East, will now choose between Florida, LSU, Miami, UNC, and Southern Cal. He'll announce his collegiate decision on December 17th at 3:30 from the Kansas Hall of Fame.

In the meantime, Brown will continue to host coaching staffs for in-home visits. Miami will be in Sunday, USC stops by Monday, on Tuesday LSU will pop in, and Florida will get the last shot on Wednesday.

After Wednesday, the Brown family and Butler will go into a self-imposed dead period, during which they won't speak to any coaches or conduct any interviews.

"It will let Arthur, myself, his parents, and his brother spend some time in prayer," Butler said. "We're just going to support him spiritually and emotionally."

Butler says UNC's chances in the "Arthur Brown Sweepstakes" are 20-percent – as is the case for the other members of his final five.

"Each of the final schools remaining are even," Butler said. "If there was an edge, then there would be some more schools cut. That's how serious it is."

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