Otis Attends Spring Game

Norkeithus Otis was among the huge group of recruits in Kenan Stadium on Saturday for North Carolina's Spring Game.

"It went well," Otis said of his visit. "I think the football team got after it a little bit."

Otis, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound linebacker from Gastonia (N.C.) Ashbrook, arrived in Chapel Hill about thirty minutes before kickoff and left as soon as the game was over. During pre-game, he spoke briefly with Art Kaufman, UNC's linebacker coach and Otis' primary recruiter.

"He just told me how he wants to get down to see me [during the Evaluation Period]," Otis said.

Otis said he calls Kaufman "every now and then."

"[Kaufman usually talks about] getting my parents down to see the campus," Otis said. "They didn't have a chance to come [Saturday]."

A dozen schools have offered Otis a scholarship, with Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, and Virginia being the latest.

Not only does he not claim any favorite schools, Otis doesn't believe he'll trim his list of contending schools at any point before making a verbal commitment late this year.

"As soon as my parents are ready to help me make a decision, [I'll commit]," Otis said.

Saturday's visit was Otis' second to UNC. Last fall, he attended the Tar Heels' football game against East Carolina.

Besides UNC, Otis has visited Clemson, Florida, and Georgia Tech. He doesn't have any future travel plans, but hopes to schedule trips to LSU and Virginia at some point.

During his recruiting visits, Otis focuses on several factors.

"[I look at] how do I fit in there, the academics, does the school have my major [physical therapy], [and] am I going to be taken care of when I get there," Otis said.

After two visits, what does Otis think of UNC?

"It's nice," he said. "I think I can fit in there a little bit."

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