Abrams-Ward Experiences Two Sports on Visit

E.J. Abrams-Ward and his parents spent the weekend in Chapel Hill for his North Carolina official visit.

"It went great," Abrams-Ward said. "I enjoyed my time and had a great experience."

A high school basketball game forced Abrams-Ward to arrive in Chapel Hill late Friday night. Upon his arrival, the 6-foot-4, 205-pounder from Thomasville (N.C.) was greeted by his host Deunta Williams.

"I got a chance to eat with Deunta and some of the coaching staff [when I first arrived]," Abrams-Ward said. "And then I hung out with him in his dorm room to see how that was like."

After watching UNC's basketball team rout NC State, Abrams-Ward was brought back to the basketball locker room.

"I talked with Coach [Roy] Williams and a couple of other guys," Abrams-Ward said. "He was just letting me know that the opportunity is still there [for me to walk on the basketball team]. He talked to the football coaching staff and he said that they were okay with it; so no problem there."

Greg Little walking-on the basketball team this season has given credence to their promises.

"It does back their plans up a little bit," Abrams-Ward said.

Before exiting Chapel Hill Sunday morning, Abrams-Ward met with Butch Davis.

"Just basically [we talked about] if I were to come to North Carolina how he would utilize me, and having an understanding of the offense and the team goals and what they're trying to accomplish as far as a conference championship and making a run for the national title," Abrams-Ward said. "He emphasized what sort of factor I would be."

UNC is looking to use Abrams-Ward, who has played quarterback the past two seasons, on the offensive side of the ball.

"[They want to use me] maybe at wide out, maybe even a little quarterback," Abrams-Ward said. "It just all depends on the package."

Following the visit, Abrams-Ward's favorites list remains unchanged.

"I've never had an actual leader," Abrams-Ward said. "I'm just going to have to compare this visit with the Tennessee visit this coming weekend."

Abrams-Ward might also take an official visit to Boston College. He expects to learn the status of that visit this week.

Abrams-Ward, who is down to the three aforementioned schools, isn't sure when he'll make a verbal commitment, but hopes to make one soon.

"[I'll be focusing on] how the life of the campus is, the camaraderie of the team, how the coaches interact with the players, and academics," Abrams-Ward said.


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