UNC Moves Up Amerson's List

After camping at North Carolina on Saturday, David Amerson says UNC has pushed itself into his favorites list.

"[The camp] sticks [UNC] in there," Amerson said. "They have definitely crept right into [my favorites list]. I definitely have high interest in [UNC]."

UNC became a player in Amerson's recruitment in early March, after offering a scholarship to the 6-foot-2, 168-pound defensive back from Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley. However, until this weekend, the Tar Heels were on the outside of his favorites list.

Following Saturday's camp, Amerson's top five consists of Clemson, UNC, NC State, Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech.

"Mostly, it's just the connection I have with their coaches – my position coaches, specifically," Amerson said of his favorite schools.

Amerson was able to make that connection with UNC's coaches – particularly defensive coordinator Everett Withers and defensive backs coach Troy Douglas – during Saturday's camp.

"I learned some stuff [from Withers and Douglas]," Amerson said. "It's always good when you come away having learned something. I know they know what they're talking about.

"It was good, though. I could see myself being coached by them."

Saturday marked Amerson's first ever visit to Chapel Hill.

"It was nice, but I expected it to be nice," Amerson said. "I didn't know they had that indoor practice facility; that was pretty nice, I liked that a lot."

Amerson's view of UNC's campus was limited. Due to time constraints, he, along with teammate Major Bryant, arrived during camp registration Saturday morning and left immediately after Saturday's first session concluded.

During the camp, Amerson spoke to just about every member of UNC's coaching staff, including an extended conversation with Butch Davis before Amerson and company exited the camp.

"He was telling me that he liked me at corner," Amerson said. "He said he liked my physical mentality."

Primarily, UNC is recruiting Amerson as a cornerback, while every other school likes him at safety, his high school position.

"[The position I'm being recruiting for] really doesn't matter to me," Amerson said. "I know this year, at Dudley, I'll be playing both. My coach thinks I have the physical aspects to play either position."

Amerson isn't scheduled to camp anywhere else this summer, but he is considering accompanying Bryant to Maryland's camp.

Amerson, who doesn't have a leader, is looking to make a verbal commitment before his school year begins. He said he plans to visit all of his favorites and most of the schools that have offered him before making his final decision.

"I want to explore all my options before I commit," Amerson said.

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