Arkansas, Auburn, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, NC State, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Texas Tech are among the nearly two dozen schools to offer Flowers, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver from Greenville (S.C.) Hampton.
The UNC offer came with little surprise to Flowers. In July, the Tar Heels' coaching staff had verbally offered.
"I found out through my mentor, Coach Gil Davis," Flowers said.
Shortly thereafter, Flowers' father had a phone conversation with a member of UNC's coaching staff.
"My dad said they had a good conversation," Flowers said.
Being so early in the process, Flowers isn't favoring any schools.
"I'm just taking all this in, right now," Flowers said. "I'll take a look later on in my senior year."
Academics, coaching staff, and overall feelings toward the school will be Flowers' main factors come decision time. He says he's not worried about location and did not grow up following any particular teams.
Flowers plans to attend several college games this fall, but has doesn't have any set plans. He also figures to make many unofficial visits during the coming spring and summer.
This past summer, Flowers attended camps at Auburn, Florida State, and Georgia.
Flowers began starting at receiver for Hampton during his freshman year. He also starts at safety.
Thus far this season, Flowers has recorded five receiving touchdowns in the first three games.