Meeks Returns from Official Visit

Jonathan Meeks made his official visit to North Carolina over the weekend.

"They're a team on the rise – they're winning games," Meeks said of UNC. "They have a great coaching staff – Coach [Butch] Davis is a great coach.

"The players were cool. It was different being there, getting to be involved with them, [and] not just watching the game -- actually being able to talk to them. It was good."

With his hectic schedule at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy, Meeks hasn't been able to visit any other school, officially or unofficially. Thus, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound defensive back is reluctant to name favorites.

"That was my first visit, so I mean [I don't have much to go on]," Meeks said. "I had a great time. All my visits I'm going to compare them to each other and see where it goes from there."

Meeks doesn't have any additional official visits scheduled, but plans on setting up dates with both Florida and Tennessee in the near future.

Projected to be a January enrollee, Meeks figures to make his collegiate decision by mid-December.

On Tuesday of last week, Meeks and UNC settled on this past weekend for his official visit.

"We had a bye weekend up here, so it just fit my schedule," Meeks said.

When he arrived Friday, Meeks was hosted by sophomore fullback Anthony Elzy. On Saturday, though, Meeks was courted around by freshman defensive end Michael McAdoo.

"I asked [McAdoo] how it was and how it is being there," Meeks said. "He's happy with his decision to go to North Carolina."

Before going out with McAdoo Saturday night, Meeks watched UNC defeat Boston College, 45-24, with the secondary intercepting three passes.

"It was a great game," Meeks said. "The defensive backs showed up – that's what I play so I liked that part."

Meeks spent a great deal of time with each member of UNC's coaching staff throughout his stay. Sunday morning, though, he met extensively with Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

"We talked a little bit of football," Meeks said. "He's a great guy. He was talking about me coming in and playing safety."

Meeks has played every position in Hargrave's secondary this season, but predominately plays free safety.

Before ending his visit Sunday afternoon, Meeks met with Davis.

"He was telling me about his career in coaching," Meeks said. "He's a great coach."

Meeks also admired how Davis didn't pressure him to commit.

"He was more concerned with my future," Meeks said. "He was like ‘Make sure to pick your position of where you want to go, evaluate, and weigh your options.' He wasn't just pushing Carolina in my face and I kind of liked that."

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