Heels Offer McAdoo

College coaches could begin calling prospective 2011 recruits on June 15th and Roy Williams and his staff didn't waste much time getting on the phone with James McAdoo's family.

"North Carolina did offer," McAdoo, the top ranked power forward in the 2011 class, informed InsideCarolina.com. "They have officially offered."

McAdoo spent the last three weeks in Colorado Springs (Colo.) training or overseas in Argentina, leading the USA Men's U16 team to the gold medal. Upon returning home Tuesday morning he found out the Tar Heels had indeed offered.

"I actually took a visit down to see them a weekend before I left for USA," said the 6-8, 215-pound standout from Norfolk (Va.) Christian. "Then once I got back I heard. My mom talked to [Roy Williams] and they told her they officially offered."

"It was definitely something that I sort of knew was coming and was anticipating," he added. "It's an honor because they don't offer everyone."

McAdoo has had the chance to get a good feel for North Carolina's program. He's been to Chapel Hill (N.C.) a number of times and he said he's been impressed with their overall atmosphere.

"It's so close to home and it's only three hours away," McAdoo said. "The coaches are great and it's just a great atmosphere around there, but I'm sure I could say the same thing about all the other colleges."

Prior to leaving for the USA Basketball trials, McAdoo narrowed his list to nine schools -- North Carolina, Florida, Duke, Virginia, UCLA, Texas, Georgetown, Syracuse and Kentucky.

With the recent North Carolina offer, McAdoo now holds scholarship offers from eight of the nine schools involved in his recruitment. Duke is the only school that has yet to throw an offer his way.

So with offers piling up and having already taken a number of visits to the schools recruiting him, where does he stand?

"I'm looking to take a visit down to Duke sometime in August and maybe even narrow it down in August or sometime after the summer," McAdoo said. "I'm definitely not going to rush anything. I'd definitely like to make a decision before my junior basketball season, but I don't want to rush anything."

At this point, McAdoo isn't ready to differentiate to the point of naming leaders. But he did say a pair of schools - UNC and Florida - had done a great job recruiting him thus far.

"No one is really sticking out," he said. "But Florida has been there the longest and have always been with me. With North Carolina, I've been down there the most. But then with a school like Kentucky, they just started recruiting me when school ended, so I'm still just building a relationship with them."

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