Brown Finally Makes UNC Visit

After several attempts, Devonte Brown was finally able to make an unofficial visit to North Carolina on Wednesday.

"Everything went great," Brown said. "I enjoyed myself. I love everything I saw. I enjoyed the coaches. It felt like home."

Brown, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive tackle from Fayetteville (N.C.) Britt, had made plans to visit UNC three other times. But for various reasons each previous trip fell through.

"I was so excited when I finally got there," Brown said. "I was hyped. I was really hyped."

Brown says he never considered verbally committing during his stay

"I'm still open," Brown said. "I'm still trying to sit back and relax and take it all in."

However, the visit firmly entrenches UNC in Brown's top five schools list, along with Arkansas, Clemson, Maryland, and NC State.

"I feel good about [those five schools'] coaches – I like the way they support their players," Brown said. "I like their focus on academics. It's a good strong feeling that I have with them."

All five favorites have offered Brown a scholarship, plus Duke, East Carolina, South Carolina, Wake Forest, and West Virginia

Richard Bailey, Britt's head football coach, drove Brown to Chapel Hill on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after arriving, they received a quick campus tour.

"I went to the weight room, I went to the basketball museum," Brown said. "I liked everything that I saw."

During the visit, Brown spoke with current UNC players and members of the academic support staff. He also watched film with Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator.

"[Withers] was just showing me his plays and how they execute and how I'd be a good fit into their system," Brown said.

Before leaving campus, Brown met with Butch Davis in his office.

"He was getting my background and seeing where I come from," Brown said. "He was telling me how I fit into their football program and how I could be a good foundation. He said it would be a good school for me academic wise and football wise."

John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach, wasn't available to meet Brown. However, Brown said Blake plans to visit Britt High School on Monday for an evaluation visit.

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