Kennedy sticking with the Heels

Bryce Kennedy offered some insight into North Carolina's dealings with the NCAA. The three-star offensive guard from Pinecrest (N.C.) Southern Pines said based off conversations he had during his official visit this week, that a ruling from the NCAA should be coming soon.

“I think they should know something by the end of this week,” the 6-foot-2, 285 pounder said.

Kennedy committed to the Tar Heels in October, after the NCAA investigation had begun, so it is reasonable to think he is willing to overcome some bumps in the road with North Carolina.

However, Kennedy admitted that a harsh ruling could cause him to look at other schools. He has 12 scholarship offers and chose North Carolina over South Carolina, Duke, East Carolina and North Carolina State.

“It would be something to think about," he said.

For now, Kennedy is committed to North Carolina. The weekend visit only emphasized what he likes about the school

“It went real good, real good,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy said he didn't learn much about the school that he didn't know already, as he has been to Chapel Hill at least four times previously. But Kennedy said bonding with the North Carolina players was the most significant aspect of this latest visit.

“I just like the campus and everything, the support I would have academically,” Kennedy said. “That was a big part of my decision.”

Kennedy is scheduled to participate in the North Carolina/South Carolina Shrine Bowl next weekend.