Kinston (N.C.) defensive end Quinton Coples made an unofficial visit to North Carolina during the weekend for the Tar Heels' Junior Day event. The Rivals.com Junior All-American came away impressed.
"(The visit) went real good," Coples said. "I'm just getting in the car right now"
Several activities stood out to the 6-foot-6, 250-pounder.
"We did a tour of the campus and met with the coaches and saw the new gear they are getting," Coples said. "We went to the basketball game and ate at halftime of the game."
He comments on some of the specifics of the new gear that the Heels will be sporting in 2007.
"They are getting some new pants and they are going to get some new jerseys next year and new shoes and cleats," he said.
Coples got the chance to sit down and talk with new Tar Heels head coach Butch Davis.
"We just talked about the program and how everything is," he said. "He was telling me about his accomplishments and how the program is going to get better."
The visit helped North Carolina with Coples, who is one of the top prospects in the state of North Carolina for the Class of 2008.
"It moved them up my list," he said. "It gave me more interest in them and opened my eyes about some things."
Coples, who continues to get heavy attention from Florida and others, does not have any more unofficial visits scheduled at this time, but plans to make some.
In addition to being a Junior All-American, Coples is on both the Rivals100 and Rivals250 to watch lists.