James McAdoo, the 6-8 sophomore and currently the #1-ranked power forward in the class of 2011 nationally, recently took an unofficial visit to North Carolina.
While on campus, McAdoo, from Norfolk (Va.) Christian, got a full tour of the campus, went to the football game and played some pick up ball with the team. He also got to spend some time with Roy Williams and his staff.
"I got to sit down and talk to them for a while," McAdoo said. "It went good. They told me that they were interested and they said they want to get to know me a lot better, which I also want to do with them and get to know their program a lot better and go down there a couple more times."
Although Carolina did not offer him a scholarship, McAdoo said they made it clear that they are seriously recruiting him.
"I do have a real interest in going there," said McAdoo, who is ranked No. 6 overall in the 2011 class by Scout.com.
Being such a highly rated prospect, it shouldn't be a surprise that he's already picked up a few scholarship offers. Among the schools he claims offers from are Florida and UCLA. He said Duke is also in the mix and he visited Durham Sunday morning, but didn't get to speak to Mike Krzyzewski
"They didn't really talk much about me actually going there," the 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward said. "They just showed me the campus and told me a lot about the school and showed me their facilities."
McAdoo has a few other visits on tap. He'll head to Wake Forest the weekend of Sept. 27, then to Florida and back to North Carolina in October.
A versatile forward, he burst onto the scene at the Boo Williams Invitational this past spring and ended the summer by more than holding his own at the LeBron James Skills Academy and in the 16U division at the Peach Jam. He's a talented inside scorer, while also facing up defenders from mid-range, can run the floor and is a skilled shotblocker.
Although he's yet to begin his sophomore hoops season, the recruiting process is something that McAdoo has already spent a considerable amount of time thinking about. But that doesn't mean he'll be making a decision anytime soon.
"I haven't really counted any of the schools out because you never know what's going to happen," McAdoo said. "I'm really just trying to take it all in right now and soak it all up and just go from there."
"I've thought about it," he said of the process. "I won't wait until the last minute to commit, but I definitely want to get to know the programs a lot better. I want to go down to the schools a couple of times because I can learn something new every time."
But even with him being in the early stages of his recruitment, he's already developed a list of favorites.
"I'm really liking North Carolina, Florida, UCLA and Duke," McAdoo said. "Those aren't in any order."