Tokoto Recaps UNC Visit

One of the nation's top-rated 2012 recruits is in the midst of a Tobacco Road swing. J.P. Tokoto made his way to Chapel Hill on Friday to meet with Roy Williams and his staff at North Carolina.

"I think it went very well," Tokoto told "I loved the campus. We took a full tour and I saw everything. The facilities were very nice. I went to Roy's office and talked to him for a little bit. He was very excited. I got to meet him and sit down and talk to him about some stuff. I had a great time. I enjoyed it."

Trevor Trimble, Tokoto's father, added: "We had a great time. Coach Williams and his staff are truly elite and it's an elite program. We just had an awesome day."

Tokoto and his family spent about three hours on campus. After the tour, the 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing spent some time with Roy Williams. They discussed the recruiting process and how the Tar Heels are approaching his recruitment.

"He told me that he liked what I did in my games," he said. "He said he liked how I played and everything and we talked about the whole recruiting thing and he said he was going to come watch me play during the season. He said he's extremely interested in coming to watch me play."

Williams and Tokoto, who already holds scholarship offers from Marquette, Wisconsin, Kansas, Tennessee, Minnesota, Iowa State and Indiana, also discussed North Carolina's scholarship situation.

"He told me that he gave an offer to a sophomore a few years back and it didn't turn out too good, so he just wants to take it slow and watch me progress over the years and he said he'd wait until my junior year."

After seeing North Carolina up close for the first time the Menomonee Falls (Wisc.) High standout left Chapel Hill with a good impression of the Tar Heel program.

"I love the school a lot," Tokoto said. "It's a great basketball program, they have great academics and great coaches."

Now Tokoto is preparing for Duke's Elite Camp, which runs all day Saturday and half of Sunday. Following that trip, Tokoto will swing by in-state program, Marquette, for its Elite Camp.

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