Florida CB Impresses UNC Staff

Jabari Price's performance during just one session of North Carolina's two-day camp earned the Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely cornerback a verbal scholarship offer.

"After one-on-ones, Coach [Everett] Withers had me on another field doing workouts," Price said. "Before I left, he promised me he was going to offer me. He liked my size for a cornerback – I'm 5-11 ½."

UNC is currently evaluating Price's transcript. He expects to receive the official scholarship paperwork by the end of the week.

Price has already collected solid scholarship offers from Kansas State, Minnesota, Purdue, Southern Miss, and Toledo.

Price's performance peaked during one-on-one passing drills, where he had two interceptions. He credits what he learned from Withers during the instructional period of the camp for his accomplishments.

"He showed me what I did wrong," Price said. "He showed me my faults, as far as my game."

UNC is now among Price's favorite schools.

"I'm definitely going to take an official visit [to UNC] to see if that's the place for me," Price said.

Additionally, Price plans to officially visit Minnesota and Purdue. He actually already has his Golden Gophers official visit scheduled for the weekend of September 12.

"[Minnesota] was my first offer, so I really want to take a visit there to see what they have to offer," Price said.

Price, who doesn't have a leader, will take all of his official visits during the season and make a verbal commitment shortly thereafter.

Price first began hearing from UNC after Troy Douglas visited Ely during the Evaluation Period. Since then, Price and Douglas have communicated at least once every other week.

"Before the camp, he was talking to me about attending the camp and what North Carolina had to offer," Price said. "After the camp, he was talking about my ability to play as early as possible."

With family in North Carolina, plus an appealing depth chart, Price decided to accept Douglas' invitation and camp at UNC.

Price has also camped at Kansas State, and is working out the details to attend camps at Mississippi and Vanderbilt.

After seeing time as a reserve during his sophomore season, Price started at cornerback for Ely last season registering 39 tackles, 10 pass breakups, an interception, and a forced fumble.

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