In particular, a conversation with Butch Davis made McNair, a 6-foot, 211-pound linebacker/fullback from Jacksonville (N.C.) White Oak, take a step back.
"They all know I wanted to commit there, but I guess they're saying I'm not their top [linebacker] priority right now, so that kind of pushes [a decision] back a little bit," said McNair, who's being primarily recruited as a fullback by UNC. "I think [he was talking about] at linebacker, because they only have ten or nine scholarships left, so he wants to wait a little bit."
While he respects Davis' honesty, McNair revealed UNC is no longer his leader.
"It kind of hurts them a little bit," McNair said. "But, I'd rather them be straight up with me than lie to me. It kind of leveled the field back out."
McNair now lists Clemson, Georgia Tech, UNC, and "probably" East Carolina as his favorite schools.
McNair and Davis conversed in his office for roughly 15 minutes.
"We talked about what I liked about the school," McNair said. "I talked about myself. He talked about himself a little bit. And he talked about the offensive line – that's what they really need right now. He said he's going to get back up with me on Monday."
Before meeting with Davis, McNair worked out during UNC's "Beast of the Hill" 7-on-7 team camp. He was timed in the 40-yard dash – 4.7 seconds unofficially – and went through linebacker drills with Art Kaufman and fullback drills with Kenny Browning.
"It was alright," McNair said of the workout. "It was kind of tough going back and forth [to the two positions] like that. It was a little tiring."
Working out at fullback didn't change McNair's feelings on playing the position in college.
"It felt pretty good, because I've played offense since I was little, so I can catch the ball [and] I can run the ball," McNair said. "I still want to play defense [in college], though."
McNair had visited UNC two times previously. However, Friday was the first time he received a full campus tour.
"It's a nice campus," McNair said. "It wasn't as big as some of the other ones I've seen. But overall it's a nice campus."
Last Tuesday, McNair made his first visit to Georgia Tech.
"It went real good," McNair said. "The coaches down there are the kind of coaches I like. Atlanta is a big city – I like that. It was a good trip."
McNair says he'll likely take a break from recruiting, outside of possibly making his first visit to East Carolina.