Tabb Reschedules UNC Visit

Jack Tabb was scheduled to officially visit North Carolina this coming weekend. However, with his Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic team playing Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic in the first round of the NJSIAA Non-Public IV Playoffs on Saturday, he has been forced to reschedule.

"Right now, I'm looking at [taking my UNC official visit] Dec. 3rd through the 5th," Tabb said. "The playoffs could potentially go to that weekend, but that's the longest it would possibly go, though."

Tabb, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end, has already taken one official visit – Iowa, a month ago.

"[The Iowa official visit] was a really good time," Tabb said. "I feel like from that experience, I need to do all these officials, take all five, before making my decision."

Tabb doesn't have any other official visits scheduled. However, he's considering Arkansas, Florida, Michigan State, and Wisconsin for his final three slots.

"Hopefully, I'll be able to fit them in before [January]," Tabb said.

Ideally, Tabb would like to make his collegiate decision before Christmas.

"I want to be able to rest easy and not have to worry about any of that during Christmas time," Tabb said. "I think that would be a good time to make my decision."

If need be, Tabb will go into January with his recruitment.

In early August, Tabb, accompanied by his mother, unofficially visited UNC.

"[For my UNC official visit], I just want to get around some of the guys," Tabb said. "Of course I want to spend time with the coaches, but I want to get around some of the players and get their take on it. I want to get a good idea of what goes on every day around campus."

Tabb communicates with Allen Mogridge, UNC's tight ends coach and his primary recruiter, every week.

"We usually talk about my game [and] their game," Tabb said. "He talks about how he wants to coach me really bad."

Tabb has also had several conversations with John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator.

"We talk about the offense and how the tight ends are involved and how I could be a good fit in it," Tabb said.

UNC's offensive system uses two types of tight ends – an H-back and a ‘Y' tight end. Both Shoop and Mogridge told Tabb he could play either one at UNC.

"They said I'm athletic enough for both," Tabb said. "So I figured that's a good thing."

For Red Bank Catholic, Tabb is primarily used as a traditional blocking tight end. Regardless, this season, he has already doubled his touchdown receptions with four.

"Every opportunity I get, I try to take advantage of," Tabb said.

Tabb also scored a touchdown on an interception while playing linebacker, the position he starts at on defense.

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