McNair Nearing Decision

Tremayne McNair has moved up his decision timeline.

"I'm thinking about making a decision in a little bit – probably in a couple weeks," McNair said. "I can't really pinpoint a day – it's just when I feel it's right."

McNair, a 6-foot, 211-pound linebacker from Jacksonville (N.C.) White Oak, will make one last visit before he decides – North Carolina's "Beast of the Hill" 7-on-7 team camp this week.

"I'm going to work out there [at the Beast of the Hill, individually]," McNair said. "[The coaches] invited me up there. They said they wanted me to come up, do some linebacker drills and run the [40-yard dash]."

Originally, McNair had planned to make a verbal commitment late in the year. He toyed with the idea of committing on either his birthday (Nov. 12) or at the Shrine Bowl (Dec. 18).

"I want to get it out of the way for my senior year," McNair said. "Also, I'm starting to feel strongly towards one school."

McNair wasn't willing to divulge what school he's "starting to feel strongly towards." But, he did say Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech, and UNC are his four favorites.

"[Those four schools] are close to home," McNair said. "Clemson, I really like its coaches. Carolina has always been my favorite [growing up]. Duke was the first to offer me and I'm really cool with their coaches. At Georgia Tech, Coach [Andy] McCollum is one of my favorite recruiters."

Of his four favorites, McNair has visited all of them, except Georgia Tech.

After making a verbal commitment, McNair still plans to take official visits to other schools. He says Clemson, Georgia Tech, and UNC are likely destinations.

"Every school only has 25 scholarships and I don't want somebody else to commit and possibly take my scholarship away," McNair said.

All four favorite schools are recruiting McNair as a linebacker. However, UNC is also looking at him as a fullback.

"If I had to choose, I wouldn't play [fullback]," McNair said. "But it's like high school – if they need me [at fullback], I'll be play."

Besides each schools' coaching staff, McNair is being heavily recruited by several UNC verbal commitments; namely Eric Ebron, Brandon Ellerbe, Jarrod James, Travis Riley, Daquan Romero, and T.J. Thorpe.

"I'll say they're having a lot [of success recruiting me], because I'm really feeling good about Carolina," McNair said.

What isn't affecting McNair, regarding UNC, is last week's news of the NCAA interviewing some Tar Heel football players.

"It really doesn't faze me at all, because it doesn't have anything to do with me," McNair said.

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