Heels Move Up for Hadley

Angelo Hadley, who says he prefers to play college ball outside of Florida, made his first visit to an out-of-state school over the weekend. Hadley, his two Seffner (Fla.) Armwood teammates - Mywan Jackson and Ryne Giddins - and his head coach Kirk Callahan traveled to North Carolina.

"[UNC] moved up a lot [following the visit], because I haven't visited anywhere else outside of the state of Florida," Hadley said. "They're up there on the list maybe unless I see other places that are better."

Although Hadley wouldn't label UNC his leader, he admitted that "they're definitely up there" and would likely receive an official visit from him.

Hadley, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound safety, has also penciled in fellow favorite schools Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, and Tennessee for official visits.

All five aforementioned schools have offered Hadley a scholarship. He has also collected offers from Alabama, Central Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Florida, and West Virginia.

Following the coming season, Hadley plans to have taken all of his official visits and be prepared to make a verbal commitment.

"I want a good coaching staff, a team that sends safeties into the league, and a good defensive backs coach," Hadley said of his ideal school.

Hadley and company left for Chapel Hill on Thursday and stayed until Saturday morning.

"It was a good visit," Hadley said. "It was a great experience: seeing the campus, learning about their academics – how well they rank in the nation, and learning everything else about North Carolina."

The majority of Hadley's stay was spent hanging out with UNC's coaching staff.

"We were talking to each other, getting to know each other better, and just learning more about North Carolina than I did know," Hadley said.

"[The coaching staff] gets along well. A lot of them have been in the [National Football] League or played in the NFL, so they know what it's like and they know what it takes to be an NFL player."

Hadley spent the most time, though, with Everett Withers, his primary recruiter and UNC's defensive back coach.

"[He discussed] how much of an impact I could make to the program at North Carolina," Hadley said. "And he talked about North Carolina's secondary."

This fall Hadley will become a three-year starter at safety for Armwood. As a junior, he accumulated 99 tackles, three interceptions, and three forced fumbles.

On August 2, Hadley will unofficially visit Florida, where he expects the Gators' coaching staff to extend an offer.

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