Georgia Safety Favoring UNC

Georgia Safety Favoring UNC

After North Carolina offered a scholarship in late March, Cam Albright decided to include a visit to Chapel Hill among his spring break trips.

"It was a real good visit," Albright said. "I met with Coach [Larry] Fedora and we had a real good conversation. He said some stuff that I haven't really heard from a coach before that carries a lot of weight. And I got to see practice."

Albright, a 6-foot-2, 207-pound safety from Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb, sandwiched his UNC visits in between visits to Vanderbilt and Wake Forest last week.

"Coach Fedora just got there, but from what he told me, has fixed most of the problems that were there before," Albright said. "I know they're about to get back on the winning track. Coach Fedora sounds like he's really about to turn around that program. He already did turn around the Southern Miss program a year or two ago, so he has a good track record."

Mississippi is the only school Albright has visited recently, outside of his spring break trips. He's finished with recruiting trips until the summer.

Over the summer, Albright figures to return to both UNC and Wake Forest for visits, and Vanderbilt for a camp. He also plans to make a trip to Florida State.

By the end of the summer, Albright would like to be verbally committed.

Albright doesn't have a leader, listing a top five of Florida State, Mississippi, UNC, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest.

"For all those schools, there's an opportunity for quick playing time," Albright said. "Some of those schools – North Carolina Wake, and Vandy – have good academics. Florida State has excellent tradition. And Ole Miss, they just signed a real good recruiting class and they look like they're on the rise."

Two members of his top five, Florida State and Mississippi, have yet to offer Albright. In total, eight schools have offered.

UNC assistant coach Walt Bell extended an offer to Albright in the latter part of March, projecting him to play either the strong or free safety position.

When Albright arrived in Chapel Hill last Wednesday, Bell was the first coach that greeted him and provided a tour of the facilities. After an academic meeting, Albright was escorted to Fedora's office where Fedora discussed UNC's situation at the safety position.

"Coach Fedora did say that at this point in time with their next couple incoming classes that they need people to play immediately," Albright said. "That was a good thing to hear about being able to immediately step out on the field."

Fedora also discussed his scholarship philosophy.

"He said that once he gives out a scholarship, he honors that scholarship," Albright said. "If a player was to get injured like an ACL [injury] like Marcus Lattimore and end up missing your high school season, he would honor your scholarship."

Following his meeting with Fedora, Albright watched UNC's 13th practice of the spring.

"It was real high energy [and] high tempo," Albright said. "There was a lot of stuff going on. The safeties were moving around, flying around. Everything was fast and high tempo, and that's what I like to see at a practice – not a lot of standing around and talking by the coaches."

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