UNC Latest to Offer Brissett

After evaluating Jacoby Brissett on film and in-person, North Carolina became the most recent school to offer the 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback a scholarship.

"It means a lot to me since it was my childhood dream school," Brissett said. "But, I know it's a business and a lot of that has changed since it was me being a kid. But it's wonderful that I got that opportunity from them."

Brissett, a Jupiter (Fla.) Dwyer product, holds over a dozen scholarship offers. Among the schools to offer are Boston College, Louisville, Minnesota, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Texas A&M, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Additionally, Brissett has been offered basketball scholarship by Miami, Old Dominion, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

Not only does he not have any favorite schools, Brissett isn't sure if he'll take the basketball or football route or try to do both sports in college. His first love is basketball, but he recognizes that he has more potential in football.

Most of the schools that have offered Brissett a scholarship in football have also said he will have a chance to walk onto the basketball team, including UNC.

"[Butch Davis and John Shoop] said they talked to Coach [Roy] Williams about me and they have their eye out for me," Brissett said. "They said I'll be able to play both [sports]."

Brissett has no timetable for any of the decisions he has to make.

"I'm just going to play it out and when the time comes then I'll make that decision," Brissett said.

Making the situation more difficult is Brissett's lack of recruiting trips. He hasn't visited any school and doesn't expect to do so until the fall, at the earliest. Spring football is taking up his time currently, while AAU basketball will monopolize his time during the summer.

When he does visit a school, Brissett will focus on academics and his comfort level. He's also looking to play in a pro-style offense.

What won't factor into Brissett's recruitment is what other quarterbacks do. He said he is not opposed to being a part of a recruiting class that already has a quarterback verbally committed.

"I'm not scared of competition," Brissett said. "But I want to go somewhere where I know I'm going to get a shot. I don't want to come into a situation where I'm just a tool."

Brissett exchanges emails and has had a couple phone conversations with Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

"He mostly talks about the school itself and the academics and the major I want to do in college and he talks about family," Brissett said. "He talked about football as if it was the last thing that really mattered."

Brissett plans to major in either business management or sports management.

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