Radley Recaps UNC Visit

Lucky Radley received a small taste of North Carolina during a hurried visit in August. However, during his official visit over the weekend, he got full look at the school and football program.

"When I first came down for an unofficial visit, I didn't meet any coaches – I just met with Coach [Marcus] Berry," Radley said. "With all the coaches there [for the official visit] and getting a chance to see everything they have to offer, I feel strongly about North Carolina. I enjoyed it a lot – everything about it."

Radley, a 5-foot-9, 184-pound athlete from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, wouldn't go as far as to name UNC his leader.

The official visit, which was Radley's first, included some struggles with the time zone difference.

"I didn't get any sleep," Radley said. "I had to sleep on the plane Friday night and really didn't sleep."

Following his game Friday night, Radley and his mother caught an 11:30 PST flight. They arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport at 11 a.m. EST.

After checking into his hotel, Radley grabbed a quick nap. He then attended the Old Well Walk before watching UNC defeat Duke, 19-6.

"The game was great and the fan support was great," Radley said.

Fellow California native Herman Davidson hosted Radley.

"I actually played against Herm my sophomore year, his senior year," Radley said. "We figured that out when we were at dinner; my mom put it together.

"I made sure to ask him a lot of questions, since he's from California. I was asking him about the time difference. He said, ‘You'll get used to the time difference within a week.'"

Davidson and Radley hung out Saturday night after the football game.

"He just took me around campus, showed me around, I met all the players, we went down to Franklin Street," Radley said. "We also went to some player's places and hung out."

Sunday morning, Radley, who UNC is recruiting as an athlete and projects as a running back, had breakfast with Ken Browning, UNC's running backs coach.

"We were just talking about the offense, what was going on, [and] what plays they were running," Radley said.

After a campus tour, Radley watched film with Browning and John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator.

"We watched how they utilized their ‘backs and how I fit into their offense," Radley said.

"Shoop, that's my man. He's funny. I love that guy – he's great."

Radley didn't meet Butch Davis until the end of his official visit during the customary meeting with the head coach.

"It actually worked out great – I liked it a lot to wrap it all up with him," Radley said.

"He was just asking me about me. He was trying to get to know me and I was trying to get to know him. We were just trying to get a feel for each other."

Before making his collegiate decision, Radley plans to take all five of his official visits. He says his next official trip will be to South Carolina. He isn't sure of the remaining three destinations.

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