Ferguson Looking to Return to UNC

CHATHAM, Va. --- Ego Ferguson plans to visit North Carolina next month, however he isn't sure if the visit will be an unofficial or official trip.

What he does know is that he'll be in Chapel Hill on Nov. 14 when the Tar Heels host Miami.

"I've just got to talk to my dad about that [visit]," Ferguson said. "There isn't any guarantee right now what I'm going to do for that trip. A lot of guys just want me to tag along for an unofficial, but if my dad wants to take an official, we'll take an official down there."

A few of Ferguson's Hargrave Military Academy teammates – including D.J. Bunn, Johnnie Farms, and J.R. Rhodes – will be officially visiting UNC that weekend.

Ferguson, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive lineman, has made an unofficial visit to UNC already. He attended the Tar Heels' Junior Day during the spring.

Ferguson says he will take official visits to LSU, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma. No dates have been set, but he's looking at the weekend of Oct.10 for Oklahoma (versus Baylor), the weekend of Oct. 17 for Notre Dame (versus Southern Cal), and the weekend of Oct. 31 for LSU (versus Tulane).

"I haven't made up my mind yet on the last two visits," Ferguson said.

Ferguson recently narrowed his list of contending schools down from 15 to ten: California, Florida State, LSU, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and UCLA.

"Those ten have coaches that my dad and I personally like and have a good connection with," Ferguson said. "Sometimes, I'm not really worried about the program or how they are doing this year; I'm worried about how they can help me out and how I can help them out."

Ferguson doesn't have a leader.

"Everything is equal, right now, between the ten [final schools]," Ferguson said. "I'm trying to get this thing done soon and cut it down more."

Ferguson isn't sure when he'll make a verbal commitment.

"I don't have a set date or anything," Ferguson said. "I'm just following God and trying to get the thing right."

Although it's an option, Ferguson doesn't plan to graduate in December.

Several of Ferguson's teammates are committed to a school. He says he regularly gets recruited and quickly names Johnnie Farms, a UNC pledge, as the most persistent.

"Johnnie Farms, he's a character," Ferguson said. "He's recruiting real well right now.

"Johnnie Farms is a helleva player and I think he's one of the best offensive linemen I've ever seen or gone against. Just going against him in practice now is making me a lot better."

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