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Location, location, location: Mack Brown finds real estate inefficiency to exploit for recruiting efforts

When it comes to real estate, North Carolina football coach Mack Brown knows where matters most. It’s all about the location.

During the build-up to UNC’s spring game this weekend (April 24), Brown mentioned that his family just moved into a house in Chapel Hill that’s 0.98 miles from campus. This is significant: it allows Brown to host prospects at his house, while having it count as an unofficial visit.

Ross Martin from Inside Carolina made note of this on Twitter.

According to NCAA rules:

Off-Campus Contact Within One Mile of Campus Boundaries. Off-campus contact between an institutional staff member and a prospective student-athlete (and those accompanying the prospective student-athlete) and off-campus contact between an enrolled student-athlete and a prospective student-athlete (and those accompanying the prospective student-athlete) may occur during an unofficial visit within one mile of campus boundaries

All of the things Brown and his staff have put into North Carolina’s recruiting efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Brown’s first class, in 2019, ranked 30th nationally. That group, however, was headlined by paradigm-shifting quarterback Sam Howell. Since then, UNC has stacked up back-to-back top 15 classes; the 2021 group was special for its dominance within the state of North Carolina.

The machine doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon, either.

 

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