Heels Clear Leader for Hursey

Don Hursey has had strong feelings for North Carolina, since the coaching staff offered a scholarship in mid-April. Those feelings recently reached an all-time high.

"North Carolina is definitely my leader, right now," Hursey said. "Basically, [I like UNC] because they're doing real well this season, they were my first offer, the atmosphere is real nice down there, it's not too far from home, and they've got a lot of guys from my area down there."

However, Hursey, a 5-foot-10, 176-pound cornerback from Washington (D.C.) Woodson, isn't sure when he'll make a verbal commitment.

"It could come real soon," Hursey said. "Hopefully, [it comes] real soon."

Hursey made an unofficial visit to UNC in the spring and attended one session of the Tar Heels' two-day camp. He's scheduled to return to Chapel Hill in a week for the UNC-Virginia game, his first collegiate game of the season.

"I wanted to see them play a real game, because I've never been to a game [at UNC]," Hursey said. "And I've been trying to get down there for a while again, because I'm starting to like North Carolina a lot."

While on campus, Hursey plans to discuss official visit dates with the UNC coaching staff.

"The coaches have been asking me to come down for just about every game," Hursey said. "I could have gone last week, but I choose [the Virginia game], because I'd rather see [UNC] play an ACC school than East Carolina, who I thought they would pretty much take care of."

Hursey says he communicates with UNC assistant coaches John Blake and Everett Withers "pretty often."

In addition to UNC, Hursey has received scholarship offers from Towson and Vanderbilt. He also is fielding strong interest from Louisville, NC State, and West Virginia – all of which have discussed the possibility of offering.

Thus far this season, Hursey has accumulated five pass breakups, an interception, and ten tackles. He is also seeing limited reps on offense at wide receiver, for the first time in his prep career, and has made three catches for 60 yards.

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