Cole Learns Offer Status On Visit

Adrien Cole officially visited North Carolina over the weekend to explore the program and discover the status of a possible UNC scholarship offer.

"Butch Davis said that if a player doesn't commit to them within a certain time, he said they'll pass the scholarship on to me," Cole said.

However, if UNC does offer, Cole, a Louisiana Tech pledge, says there's a "nine out of 10" chance that he'll still sign with the Bulldogs.

About two weeks ago, Steve Hagen began recruiting Cole, a 5-foot-10, 220-pound linebacker from Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen.

Louisiana Tech is the only other school Cole has officially visited. However, he was also offered scholarships by Florida A&M and Northern Illinois.

During his UNC stay, Cole was hosted by Ryan Houston, a freshman tailback.

"It was fun," Cole said with a laugh. "He just showed me the student life of North Carolina."

Throughout his visit, Cole couldn't help but be impressed by UNC's campus and facilities.

"It's real beautiful over there," Cole said. "The campus is real nice looking. Carolina, the university in general is just a beautiful place."

Saturday night, Cole sat down with UNC linebacker coach Tommy Thipgen.

"We just talked about the different schemes they run with their linebackers," Cole said. "They are looking at me for MIKE [middle linebacker]."

Cole was a standout middle linebacker for McGill-Toolen. Following his senior season, Cole was named the Area Defensive Player-of-the-Year and to the All-State team. He collected 129 tackles, ten sacks, and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown.

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