Fla. LB Back from UNC

Ryan Lewis was given an in-depth look into North Carolina's football program during his official visit over the weekend.

"It went pretty smooth, it was nice," Lewis said. "I really enjoyed myself.

"We went out a couple of times and the guys showed us a good time around town. We spent most of the time with the [players]."

Lewis' Pompano Beach (Fla.) Blanche Ely teammate Patrick Johnson also officially visited. The Sunshine State duo arrived on campus Friday evening and were hosted by Marvin Austin.

"[After arriving] we went out and had dinner," Lewis said. "And we just walked around Franklin Street."

On Saturday, Lewis spoke one-on-one with many members of the UNC coaching staff. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder spent the most time, though, with Tommy Thigpen, who coaches UNC's linebackers.

"Me and [Thigpen] went over tape together," Lewis said. "Actually, it's still a toss up on what they [project] me to be – either a ‘WILL' linebacker or strong safety."

Lewis also sat down with Butch Davis for the customary official visit meeting with UNC's head football coach.

"He was talking about my family, my grades, and how it would be if I come up here to Carolina," Lewis said.

"They didn't put any pressure on us about committing or anything. They understand we're going through the process."

Additionally, Lewis received a full tour of the campus.

"I liked how everything is around the town and the stadium was right in the middle of the campus," Lewis said.

Lewis and Johnson went out with UNC players Saturday night and then left campus early Sunday morning.

"Oh yeah, [the visit] helped [UNC's chances], but I'm still open," said Lewis, who doesn't plan to make his collegiate decision until National Signing Day.

During the weekend of January 18th, Lewis will officially visit Morgan State. He will also visit Central Michigan officially, but is still in the scheduling stages with the Chippewas coaching staff.

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