Price Returns from UNC Official

Minnesota commitment Jabari Price officially visited North Carolina over the weekend.

"It went well," Price said. "This school has, of all I've seen, the best balance of academics and athletics together."

Price, a 5-foot-11, 171-pound cornerback from Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely, verbally committed to Minnesota roughly a week ago. However, he considers the pledge a "soft verbal."

"I made that verbal commitment without seeing UNC, which I thought was unfair," Price said.

"I know I have to really go over the [UNC] visit, because I really liked what I saw."

Within a month, Price plans to decide whether to solidify his Minnesota pledge or commit to another school.

"I've got to talk to my parents and tell my dad what I saw," Price said. "I have to see what he thinks about continuing with Minnesota or switching over [to another school]."

Minnesota and UNC are Price's top contenders, but Rutgers is also under consideration. Price, who officially visited Minnesota in September, said he will try to schedule an official trip with Rutgers very soon.

With his mother in tow, Price's UNC official visit began Friday afternoon. Junior cornerback Charles Brown served as his host.

"He was telling me all the good things about North Carolina," Price said. "He was telling me about Coach [Troy] Douglas."

In addition to watching UNC rout Georgia Southern, Price's stay included several in-depth looks at UNC's campus.

"I felt almost at home," Price said. "The dorm rooms are almost like a house. And I have family in Fayetteville, which is close to [UNC]. I really liked seeing the basketball museum and looking at all the greats that have come to the school."

Price was also impressed by the UNC coaching staff's background.

"[The UNC coaching staff] has a lot NFL experience, which is definitely a positive," Price said. "Coach [Butch] Davis definitely has put a lot of guys in the NFL – that's definitely a positive, as well."

Throughout the visit, Price spent a great deal of time with Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator, and Douglas, UNC's secondary coach and Price's primary recruiter.

"Coach Withers and Coach Douglas talked about me making an impact on the program and next year they will have two seniors at cornerback," Price said. "They definitely see me as a competitor, who can make an impact."

Before heading to the airport Sunday morning, Price met with Davis.

"Coach Davis spoke to my mom and I about how the program needs me," Price said. "He told me that he would take care of me if I did decide to go to North Carolina."

Heading into the visit, Price had a lot of questions regarding the playing time UNC had to offer.

"Coach [Davis] was like 'The best man will play,'" Price said. "I just plan on coming in and giving it my all. If I don't get it done my first year, then the next year I'll work hard to get it done."

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