Smith Atop UNC's Target List

Roscoe Smith is going to have plenty of options when it comes time to make a college decision, as has schools from coast to coast vying for his signature. North Carolina is among the few schools that haven't offered him a scholarship. But that could change in the near future.

According to Brian Thompson, Roscoe's father, Roy Williams visited the Baltimore (Md.) Walbrook standout at his school last week and was scheduled to be at his school again on Thursday, but a school cancellation changed the trip.

"They've been coming real hard," Thompson said about North Carolina. "They said of all of the players [they're recruiting] that they have the most interest in Roscoe. They said they are going to offer."

"He's the only one [that hasn't offered], but from talking to Coach Williams, they are definitely going to offer him," he continued.

Smith, a 6-foot-7, 180-pound wing, began hearing from the Tar Heels in June, when college coaches could begin calling prospective athletes. Since then they've been in contact every month and have made a handful of trips to his school.

"They said they want to see some things and that he wants to see the team a couple of times," his father said. "He wants to get to know the kid and the parents, we've been talking to them and they've been coming to the school. They are really making themselves real available."

"Roy said he wanted to make sure that he was the last person that Roscoe sees before the season gets started. He's going to come right before the season starts."

To go with the interest from North Carolina, Smith has heard from a number of schools, including Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgetown, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Texas, Virginia Tech, Oregon State, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Thus far, Smith has only taken one unofficial visit -- a trip was to Georgetown in late August. While it's not a definite, there's a chance he could take a trip to Maryland this weekend. A trip to UNC has been discussed, but is unlikely for to be for ‘Late Night' festivities.

"I talked to Roy Williams, but I'm not sure about it," his father said. "I work on weekends, so it's kind of tough."

At this point Smith and his father are fine with taking their time and going through the entire process.

"We are just going to try and find the right fit for Roscoe," Thompson said. "We don't want to rush into it. He's going to this place for four years, so we want to make sure it's the right fit for him. So wherever he goes he's going to be happy, because he's the one that is going to have to be there."

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