Boston: 'It's Up in the Air'

Before Friday, Tre Boston thought he knew where he'd be playing college ball. Now, after officially visiting North Carolina, his recruitment is unsettled.

"[My recruitment] is pretty much up in the air right now," Boston said. "I have a lot to think about."

Boston, 6-foot-1, 175-pound cornerback from North Fort Myers (Fla.), verbally committed to Cincinnati in early July. But when head coach Brian Kelly left for Notre Dame, he began looking into other schools. After an official trip to Cincinnati a week ago, he reaffirmed his commitment to the Bearcats.

Now after visiting UNC, Boston, who is finished taking official visits, plans to decide between Cincinnati and the Tar Heels by the end of this week.

On Tuesday, Boston will host Butch Davis for an in-home visit.

"[Davis] is going to talk to my mom, because he hasn't spoken to her yet," Boston said. "He's pretty much going tell her everything about the school."

Boston hopes to also schedule an in-home visit with Butch Jones, Cincinnati's newly hired head coach, this week.

"After I get both [Jones and Davis] in the house, I can sit down with my mom and we can talk about where I want to go to," Boston said.

The UNC official visit marked Boston's first trip to Chapel Hill.

"I learned a lot – how good the school is there, the coaching staff, everything," Boston said.

Boston didn't bring any family members with him on the visit, but made the trip with friend and fellow official visitor Jeremy Davis.

"We're both recruits, plus we're both from the same town," Boston said. "We had a good time."

Senior safety Da'Norris Searcy served as Boston's host during his stay.

"He's cool," Boston said. "He's a real good guy. We pretty much just had fun. He just showed me and told me everything that Chapel Hill has to offer me."

Besides a lot of eating, Boston's UNC official visit included a campus tour and the UNC-Georgia Tech basketball game.

"[The visit] went great," Boston said. "I loved it."

Throughout his stay, Boston spent a great deal of time with UNC's entire coaching staff. Though, he met extensively with Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator, and Troy Douglas, UNC's defensive backs coach.

"They were just telling me if I came to the school it would be a big benefit for me," Boston said. "They told me football has to end at some point. But leaving with a North Carolina degree is a whole other thing."

Boston closed out his stay Sunday afternoon with a meeting with Butch Davis.

"He told me that he thinks it's the right program for me," Boston said.

"He asked me how I liked my trip. I told him I loved it. I was thinking about not coming, but I came. They showed me it was worth my while."

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