Ferguson Considering UNC Official

CHATHAM, Va. --- Ego Ferguson says North Carolina is still in contention and under consideration for his final official visit slot.

"I'm not sure yet if I'm going to take an official visit [to UNC]," Ferguson said. "They asked me to take one there. I haven't made up my mind on where I'm going to take my last visit."

Ferguson, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive lineman from Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy, has already taken official visits to LSU and Notre Dame.

This weekend Ferguson will officially visit California. He had an official visit date set with Oklahoma, but the trip has been postponed for January.

That leaves one official visit unaccounted for.

"That last visit, I don't know who it is," Ferguson said. "It's wide open right now."

Ferguson won't say which schools are under consideration for that final trip. However, he says his final ten schools list remains unchanged – California, Florida State, LSU, Maryland, Miami, UNC, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and UCLA.

Ferguson doesn't have a timetable for when he'll select the school that will receive the final official visit.

"I'm just trying to take my time – I'm not trying to rush – and let God help me make this decision, because he'll lead me to the right school," Ferguson said.

UNC has definitely pushed hard for that final official visit. John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach, discussed setting up a trip with Ferguson's father a couple of days ago. Last week, Blake and Ken Browning, UNC's area recruiter, visited Hargrave Military Academy and spoke at length with Ferguson.

"[They talked] just about coming and taking an official visit and what they had to offer," Ferguson said. "They told me I'd be able to compete for a chance to play right away."

Browning returned to Hargrave on Monday for its Winter Workout, which Ferguson sat out due to a minor, undisclosed injury.

Ferguson, who doesn't have a leader, says he'll make a verbal commitment "when it happens." But he believes he'll take all five visits before deciding.

Although Ferguson is a high school senior, he played on Hargrave's post graduate team this fall. He ended the season with 67 tackles and 12 sacks.

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