UNC in Front for Scott

After receiving a scholarship offer from North Carolina roughly two weeks ago, Tim Scott accepted an invitation to the Tar Heels' Junior Day.

"It was really cool," Scott said of last weekend's visit. "The overall campus is huge. The football facilities are really nice. I learned, basically, that they focus on academics. They told us how they have a 94-percent graduation rate [and] how not a lot of kids just leave the school… The football coaches seem really cool – they seem real when you talk to them."

Scott, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge, says Saturday's visit, his first to Chapel Hill, has changed his thoughts on UNC.

"I really didn't know anything about [UNC]," Scott said. "After the visit, it just felt like another home."

Three schools have offered Scott a scholarship – Maryland, UNC, and West Virginia. He has only visited two of those schools – Maryland and UNC.

"Between the two [schools I have visited], North Carolina is in front, right now," Scott said.

On April 17, Scott is scheduled to visit West Virginia. After that visit, he will be able to order all of his scholarship offering schools.

"I'll just put the rankings in between the three [schools] compared to how I like them," Scott said.

If additional schools offer, Scott said he will schedule visits to those schools and add them to his rankings.

"I'm going to give every school a fair chance," Scott said. "I'm not going to eliminate any schools, right now."

Besides his scholarship offering schools, Scott is hearing from Connecticut, Duke, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, and Virginia.

Scott plans to make a verbal commitment before his senior football season begins.

"I'm thinking about majoring in either criminal justice or business marketing," Scott said. "Within all the schools, I'm going to see how the programs are."

Scott's mother and grandmother joined him at UNC's Junior Day. While on campus, the trio watched practice and toured the football facilities.

Throughout the day, Scott had several conversations with his primary recruiter Charlie Williams, UNC's defensive coordinator Everett Withers, and UNC's defensive backs coach Troy Douglas.

"They'd take me aside, ask me how I'm doing, am I okay, [and] how I'm liking it," Scott said. "They talked to my mom about [how they plan on utilizing me]. She told me how they were saying that I could really fit into the strategy that they're playing on defense and how my playing style is perfect for their defense."

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