Va. DT Considering UNC

DURHAM, N.C. --- Four-star prospect Korren Kirven was among the defensive line standouts at the Nike Camp held at Duke on Sunday.

"I think I used my technique pretty well," Kirven said. "My speed [and] strength did pretty good, too. I think most of the defensive linemen did pretty good today.

"But I have a couple of things I have to work on like my explosion off the ball and I have to work on my hands a little bit. Other than that, I think I did fairly well."

Over 20 schools have offered Kirven, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive tackle from Lunchburg (Va.) Brookville, a scholarship, including Alabama, Colorado, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Rutgers, Stanford, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

"The schools that are showing me the most love are Virginia Tech, Alabama, Tennessee, Colorado, UVa, and Duke right now," Kirven said. "The school that continues to show me that they like me is the school that I'm going to be interested in."

Although he doesn't list it among the schools showing him the most attention, Kirven says he has received a lot of interest in UNC.

"[UNC] has a real good defensive program, they put a lot of defensive linemen in the league, and they always have good defensive linemen," Kirven said. "I'm going to keep my options open and check them out at some point."

Kirven says he's unsure when a visit to UNC would take place, but it would likely occur over the summer.

Kirven has had a couple conversations with Ken Browning, his primary UNC recruiter.

"[Browning] just tells me defensive line is a great position to play at UNC and they'll prepare me to play that position and get me ready for the [National Football] League," Kirven said.

In addition to UNC, Kirven is looking to schedule trips to Alabama, Florida, and Stanford. He has already visited Duke, Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Kirven is unsure when he'll make a verbal commitment.

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