Tabb Schedules UNC Official Visit

Jack Tabb has scheduled his official visit to North Carolina.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end from Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic will be in Chapel Hill for the weekend of Nov. 13. The Tar Heels host Virginia Tech that Saturday.

"That weekend worked best for my schedule," Tabb said. "I don't know if it's [officially scheduled], yet. But I'm looking to go to the Virginia Tech [game]."

Tabb unofficially visited UNC in early August. That visit, which was his first and only to Chapel Hill, ultimately prompted him to schedule this official trip.

"I was really comfortable with the players and especially the coaches, including Coach [Butch] Davis," Tabb said. "And I really liked the school. So I'm definitely looking to come again to see how it is on an official with game day and the school environment, as well."

This weekend, Tabb will visit Iowa for his first official trip.

Tabb doesn't have any other official visits scheduled, but is considering setting something up his final three trips from among the foursome of Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, and Michigan State. He's attempting to take as many official trips during the season as possible.

Tabb hasn't limited his focus to the aforementioned schools.

"But those are definitely the schools I have some of the most interest in," Tabb said. "Obviously, the schools – like Michigan, UNC, and Florida – I'm going to see again I have a very high interest."

Shortly after taking all five of his official visits, Tabb will make a verbal commitment.

"I don't want to take too much longer [with my decision]," Tabb said. "I'd love to have it out of the way before the season ends."

Heading into his official visit schedule, Tabb does not have a favorite school.

"[During my official trips, I will focus on] how I interact with the student body like players – obviously moreso the younger players, because that's who I'm going to be with for my four years," Tabb said. "Definitely my interaction with the players is important."

Additionally, Tabb's relationship with the coaching staff and campus comfort level will play integral roles in his collegiate decision.

"It's all about the people and who I'm comfortable around," Tabb said.

Allen Mogridge, the Tar Heels' tight ends coach, recruits Tabb for UNC. The two speak "very often," according to Tabb – at least once a week.

"[We discuss] my game and how their game went and how school's going," Tabb said. "That's pretty much it. [We] keep it simple." UNC's offense utilizes two tight ends – an H-back and a ‘Y' tight end. Tabb said Mogridge told him that he could play either one.

"I don't really have a preference," Tabb said. "I don't really know a whole lot about the H-back, because we don't use an H-back in our offense."

Thus far this season, Red Bank Catholic is 2-0 and Tabb has mostly been used as a blocker. However, he did make the game-winning touchdown reception against Neptune (N.J.). On the season, he has two catches for 42 yards.

Tabb added that he's been "keeping a close eye" on the two-pronged investigation at UNC.

"I feel that it's something that won't affect me," Tabb said. "Hopefully, by the time I get there – if I do commit. With the [potential] punishment I feel like it's not that big of a deal for me. Obviously players missing games is a big deal, but not when I get there."

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