Brantley Feels at Home at UNC

As expected, Tehvyn Brantley visited North Carolina on Wednesday. However, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound wide receiver didn't make a verbal commitment, as some media reports had speculated.

"I thought about it, but I'm going to be respectful to my mom and dad, because neither one of them was there," Brantley said. "And my dad and my mom want to do the big press conference for me. It's a big time thing – you only get to sign once. And since I'm graduating early, I'm not going to be able to do a lot of things other kids are going to do."

Additionally, UNC is waiting to receive Brantley's transcripts from Durham (N.C.) Mount Zion Christian Academy before accepting a verbal commitment.

"They just want to make sure I'm getting it done [in the classroom]," Brantley said.

Brantley expects UNC to receive his transcripts by next week.

The lack of a verbal commitment doesn't mean Brantley's visit didn't go well.

"The whole visit went great," Brantley said. "I felt like I was home."

Most of Brantley's stay was spent speaking to John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator, Charlie Williams, UNC's wide receiver coach, and Butch Davis.

"They just talked about how they're going to use me in the offense, they're high on me, and they respect my grind," Brantley said.

Brantley made sure to ask about the academic side of UNC, as it pertains to football players.

"I asked mostly about the academics," Brantley said. "I just asked about the tutoring, how difficult it is as a freshman, [and] what they required."

Brantley spent an hour speaking to Davis in his office.

"He's a great guy," Brantley said. "He made me feel like I was one of the biggest prospects he's ever talked to. He talked about how I reminded him of Santana Moss, when [Davis] recruited him. He made me feel at home and like they really wanted me."

Brantley's stay also included a complete tour of the campus.

"That was my first time seeing the Basketball Museum," said Brantley, who has toured the campus during previous visits to UNC. "They have all the great players that came through there and the trophies. It was impressive."

Brantley said he plans to return to UNC on Saturday to watch the Tar Heels' practice.

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