Radley Postpones UNC Official

Lucky Radley and North Carolina thought they had settled on a weekend for an official visit – Nov. 7, when the Tar Heels' host Duke. But a day after scheduling it, the trip has been postponed.

"It didn't work out," Radley said. "We were going to come and it didn't work out for [me]. My mom's birthday is that same week."

Radley, a 5-foot-9, 184-pound athlete from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, has been trying to schedule an official visit with UNC since the season kicked off. However, complex schedules coupled with two different time zones has created significant obstacles.

"We usually have film and practice on Saturday," Radley said. "Every time that I'm free to come up there, they have an away game. Or they play at noon [on Saturday], which would make it difficult time-wise on me. Our schedules haven't really been clicking.

"We decided we're just going to wait until after and that would be the best thing."

Radley, who unofficially visited Chapel Hill during the summer, had hoped to take his UNC official trip during a game weekend.

"I wanted to go out there and catch the game atmosphere, but it doesn't matter," Radley said. "They have a game this Thursday that will be televised, so I can catch that."

Besides UNC, Radley is working on scheduling an official visit with South Carolina.

"I don't have any favorites, but I'm highly interested in both of those schools and those are the schools that I want to take trips to at this moment," Radley said.

In addition to UNC and South Carolina, Radley is hearing from Iowa State, Michigan, UCLA, Washington, and Western Michigan. Of those schools, all but Washington and UCLA have offered.

Radley, who doesn't claim a leader, plans to make a verbal commitment after taking all of his official visits.

Radley says he has spoken to someone from UNC at least once a week for the past month. Most of his contact is with UNC assistant coaches John Shoop and Charlie Williams.

"[They talk] about the school and trying to get me up there," Radley said.

According to Radley, UNC is recruiting him as an athlete, with the focus on safety and running back.

At Taft this season and Agoura (Calif.) last season, Radley plays/played both safety and running back.

Prior to this season, Radley transferred to Taft from Agoura, after his family moved. Because of the transfer, Radley was forced to sit out the first three games of this season.

On the season, Radley has rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and has a catch for 12 more yards. As a junior, he rushed for 1,113 yards and 23 touchdowns and also accumulated 60 tackles and nine sacks on defense.

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