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Owens talks first official visit

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Three-star tight end Drew Owens took his first official visit this past weekend. The Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell tight end headed up the road to Chapel Hill.
"It went really well, I learned a lot about the program that I didn't know before," he said. "The program was looking real nice and it was a good game against Clemson, they won."
Owens arrived in the early morning hours on Saturday and took in the atmosphere before heading over the game.
"I ate a lot of food on the trip and just got a grasp of the atmosphere and people," he said. "I took a mini tour with coach around town before the game and saw the college atmosphere in Chapel Hill. That night I went out with some of the players.
"I was hosted by redshirt freshman tight end Sean Fitzpatrick. He taught me a lot of the ins and outs of the position and things he had to improve on. It was a good overall visit."
Owens took in the win over Clemson and kept a close eye on the tight end spot.
"The Clemson defense respected the North Carolina tight end, they were doubling him and blanketing him with the safeties and linebackers, he had a tough game, but was able to perform," he said. "They moved him around and I liked what they do. They played three different tight ends throughout the game."
Before heading home today, the No. 12 prospect in North Carolina sat down with Butch Davis some more.
"I got a little one-on-one time with Coach Davis," he said. "He just let me know about clarifying the situation going on. He was telling me how he's not going anywhere, he'll be at North Carolina for the long haul and he believes in the program. He went into details about how it was a decision of the players and the person doing it was not even working at the school."
From here, Owens plans to hit up Michigan this Saturday. He added that he has scheduled an official visit to NC State on November 13th.
As for his fifth official, he has yet to hear back from Clemson.
"Clemson hasn't given me a call back, I called them a couple times," he said. "I'm not sure what the situation is with them. If they don't call back I'll consider an official to Arkansas."
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