Tabb Has 'Great Time' At UNC

Jack Tabb visited North Carolina over the weekend for his third of four official visits.

"[The UNC visit] went real well," Tabb said. "I had a great time."

Tabb, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end from Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic, previously visited Iowa and Michigan. He'll take his final official trip this coming weekend to Arkansas.

"As of now, [I'm just going to officially visit] those four [schools]," Tabb said. "More or less, those are the only schools I'm considering."

Although he denies having a leader, Tabb is on schedule for his pre-Christmas verbal commitment.

"I really like North Carolina a lot, and also I like Michigan – I like all of them," Tabb said. "So hopefully after this [Arkansas] trip, I'll have a better idea of where I stand and then hopefully I'll make my decision."

With his mother in tow, Tabb arrived in Chapel Hill for his UNC official visit on Saturday before the basketball against Kentucky.

"I got there just in time and what a basketball game – it was great," Tabb said. "It doesn't get much better than that."

The trip was Tabb's second to the campus. He and his mother previously visited in early August.

"[This time] I got to hang out with the players, which was awesome," Tabb said. "I got to see more in-depth about the football [program] – I got to see what it would be like as a tight end in their offense. And also, I got a detailed tour of what I want to major in, which is broadcast journalism – that was really awesome to see that."

On Sunday afternoon, Tabb met individually with Allen Mogridge, his primary recruiter and UNC's tight ends coach.

"[He discussed] just how he really wants to coach me," Tabb said. "He showed me how the offense works and how the tight end is used a lot. He told me I'm not going to come in and be a sixth lineman out there."

Coming from an offensive system at Red Bank Catholic that is run-first, that was music to Tabb's ears.

"I definitely want to have the ball," Tabb said. "It made me feel good when he said I'll be a part of the passing game. Obviously, I'm going to be blocking a lot, but not all the time."

After meeting with Mogridge, Tabb and his mother sat down with Butch Davis.

"[Davis] also really likes me," Tabb said. "He wants me to be a part of his program, even if that meant he had to wait until National Signing Day – hopefully it won't take that long. He just really stressed how he wanted me in the program."

Sophomore tight end Nelson Hurst was Tabb's host during his stay.

"I really got to ask him how Coach ‘Mo' was and get all the info about Coach ‘Mo,' which was good," Tabb said. "I was getting a feel for how he likes [being at UNC]."

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