Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tar Heels to get weekend visits from Willis, Miller

Two of the nation’s top defensive linemen, Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes teammates Brandon Willis and Corey Miller, will take official visits to North Carolina this weekend.

Both players are currently commited to Tennessee, but nothing becomes official until the Feb. 3 National Signing Day.

“The commitment doesn’t obligate them for anything,” said Gary Willis, Brandon’s father, moments ago. “I would advise every kid to take all of his official visits. On the unofficials, they can’t tour the campus or talk to the professors.”

There is a connection here; Gary Willis said he was born and raised in Chapel Hill, and that Brandon’s mother is a graduate.

“The Tar Heels have always been a school Brandon has been interested in,” his dad said.

Prior to this weekend, Brandon Willis’s only official visit had been to Tennessee.

Saturday, Willis and Miller will watch UNC play Miami in Kenan Stadium.
Willis’ final three visits, according to his father, will be to Miami, UCLA and California.

“That will give him a chance to really get to know the schools, and let them spend money on him,” Gary Willis said, laughing.

Willis is ranked No.2 on The Observer's SC Top 25 Prospects list, while Miller is No.6.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

if they end up pumping gas at South Carolina, what will Kiffin tell them when they visit North Carolina. LOL. I love that they are coming to the Hill, but they are firm to UT. Oh well, gotta try!!

Anonymous said...

^That they had better watch out or they will be raped?

Anonymous said...

Mr Willis doesns't know what he is talking about. Prospective students can tour the campus anytime and speak to whom ever they wish.

Stan Olson said...

Of course they can. What he meant was that on an official visit, it is arranged for the player to see professors in the academic areas he is interested in. You might have trouble getting together with a specific professor on your own, although it's certainly not impossible.

Reid said...

If Butch can pry these guys away from Kiffin, it'll be HUGE for Carolina. Their D-line is already arguably the best in the ACC and the addition of these guys will just solidify that.