2011 DE Visits UNC

Jeoffrey Pagan, a 2011 football prospect, attended the North Carolina-Wake Forest basketball game in Chapel Hill on Wednesday night.

"[My coaches and I] had talked about getting down that way for a game, because it had been a while since we've been down to Carolina," Pagan said. "But [we visited] just to enjoy ourselves and get a better feel for the school."

Previously, Pagan, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end from Asheville (N.C.), had visited UNC for the football game against Miami. He has also visited Clemson twice and NC State.

Coming up, Pagan's schedule will be packed full of unofficial trips. He'll visit Georgia on Jan. 30, Florida on Feb.13, and Clemson on Feb. 20.

"I want to get to some of these junior days of the schools that offered me and are close to offering me," Pagan said. "I just want to get a feel for campuses early in the process."

Nine schools have already offered Pagan a scholarship, including Clemson, Duke, Florida, UNC, NC State, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

Pagan says he could make a verbal commitment pretty early. His self-imposed deadline is the kickoff of his senior football season.

"I don't want to be bothered with recruiting during the football season," Pagan said.

Pagan says he doesn't have any favorite schools.

"I'm looking for somewhere where I can get my degree – that's my No. 1 priority," Pagan said. "And secondly, it will be somewhere where I fit in and where I'm comfortable."

Wednesday's UNC-Wake Forest contest was Pagan's first live college basketball game.

"That was a really good experience," Pagan said. "It was really big. It was definitely what it looked like on TV. Even though Carolina lost, it was still a pretty big crowd and full of energy."

Outside of the basketball game, Pagan's visit incorporated a tour of the football facilities – including the lounge, cafeteria, and weight room – and the players' dorms.

"I thought the facilities were absolutely beautiful," Pagan said. "They were amazing – probably one of the top in the country."

With most of UNC's coaching staff on the road, Pagan was only able to speak to office staff members.

"They were telling me background information about their school, their coaches, their staff, [and] about their season," Pagan said. "They told me they were in the building process and only getting better."

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