2010 linebacker Joshua Alaeze out of Parkville, Md. made his way on an unofficial visit this past weekend. Where did the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder head to?
"I was at North Carolina," he said. "It was pretty good. I like the area out there, it was a beautiful campus and I went to the game, met a few players and met the person recruiting my area, Coach Thigpen."
How was the game?
"It was a pretty good game," he said. "They lost, but it was one loss. It doesn't mean much.
"I liked the area and the stadium. I like their defense too. Their middle linebacker finds ways around the ball. I know if I line up there I could potentially play behind two All-Americans. As for the atmosphere, it was pretty good. It was pretty much packed."
Following the game, Alaeze met with a few of the coaches.
"I spoke with Coach Blake and introduced myself to Coach Thigpen," he said. "They haven't offered, they told me they'll be stopping by my school to see my game film this week."
Alaeze is done taking unofficial visits this fall as he is now preparing for the Army All-American combine in San Antonio leading up to the Army All-American game in early January.
In the mean time, plenty of other schools are showing interest as well.
"Oregon wants to see my grades," he said. "I've been getting a lot lately from Virginia Tech. I haven't called their coaches, but I'm getting constant mail. Wake Forest is showing interest too."
Alaeze claims offers at this time from Towson and Pittsburgh.