Caprice Nearing Decision

Edsel Caprice has narrowed his focus to two schools – with a leader – and expects to be ready to make a verbal commitment by week's end.

"I really want to get it out of the way," Caprice said.

Caprice, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound linebacker from Cape Coral (Fla.), is only considering North Carolina and South Florida, eliminating Wake Forest from contention. Earlier in the month, he eliminated Kentucky and West Virginia.

"Both those schools, I've been there before," Caprice said of UNC and USF. "Both those schools, I feel real comfortable at and I can see myself playing at a couple of years from now."

Caprice says he's leaning towards UNC, which he visited on July 1, by "a little bit."

"When I went up there, it was real nice," Caprice said. "I liked everything about it. I liked all the coaches and I even got to meet some of the players. I've been up to USF before and UNC seems like the better choice."

South Florida will receive one more chance to dethrone UNC. On Tuesday, Caprice will visit USF with his mother, who joined him on his visit to UNC but hasn't yet visited USF.

"[The visit] is to make sure I have the right decision for me," Caprice said.

Caprice says he won't commit during Tuesday's South Florida visit.

"I'll go there and come back and talk things over with my mom," Caprice said.

Between the conclusion of Tuesday's visit and the end of the week, Caprice plans to make a verbal commitment.

"I'm pretty set to get this out of the way by the end of this week," Caprice said. "But if I need to, I wouldn't mind holding on for a little bit."

When he does commit, Caprice says it's a done deal.

"I feel pretty good about UNC and USF," Caprice said. "When I commit to one of them, I will feel pretty good about it and I won't be going on any other official visits or anything like that – I'll be done with recruiting altogether."

Since visiting UNC, Caprice has called Allen Morgridge, his UNC primary recruiter, at least once a week.

"We've talked about [me committing], a lot, so they know what I'm thinking," Caprice said.

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