Buie Still Planning to Visit UNC

Andrew Buie visited several schools during his lengthy summer road trip. However, he reluctantly had to skip a few key trips.

"We had planned on getting around to three other schools – North Carolina, Georgia, and Georgia Tech – but because of how time was followed [our tour] kept getting delayed and getting delayed so schools got cut off our schedule," Buie said. "Almost every school [we did visit] was like ‘Can you just stay the night and we'll show you the school in the morning.' So we kept getting pushed back a day. After a while we just ran out of time."

Buie, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound tailback from Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian, did make visits to Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Louisville, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

"It gave me a chance to see facilities and what those programs have to offer," Buie said. "Now it's just about the people and the coaches that are at the program and getting to know the coaches themselves."

Despite his travels, Buie says no schools have begun to stick out. He hopes to name his top five or six schools in the next few weeks.

Buie says the schools he didn't visit could still find themselves on his favorite schools list.

"I'm going to try to get down and visit every school that I have interest in," Buie said. "We don't have any concrete plans yet. My dad and I are trying to sort that out now – maybe we visit for a game."

Buie won't take his official visits until after the football season.

"There's just too much going on during the season to try to do [official visits] during the season," Buie said.

Buie plans to make a verbal commitment after taking all five of his official visits and "whenever it feels right."

"[I'll be focused on] the coaches, the state that the program is in, and I'm looking for a family away from my family," Buie said. "Family is real big. I just want to be somewhere where I'm comfortable. I don't want to go somewhere where I just want to come back home the next day."

What won't factor into Buie's decision is the position is being recruited for. Every school is recruiting him as a tailback, with the exception of Alabama and Michigan, which project him as a defensive back.

"I just want to play big time football," Buie said. "Wherever they think is going to put me in the best position to get to the next level after college football, you've got to do it."

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