Change At The Top for Heaven

After visiting his top three schools, Clint Heaven has shuffled the order of his favorite schools list.

"I would probably say UNC is No. 1," Heaven said. "The overall visit impressed me. I like their facilities and as far as depth chart, I think their depth chart is more favorable than Vanderbilt's, because they have a lot of young safeties. Of course the coaching staff was great – I got a chance to sit down with them, and I got to talk to Coach [Butch] Davis and he's a really cool dude. I just had a better vibe with them."

Former leader, Vanderbilt, has been bumped to No. 2, while NC State remains at third.

Heaven visited UNC on Thursday morning. Later that afternoon, the 6-foot, 185-pound safety from Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee traveled to NC State. He then concluded his travels with Vanderbilt on Friday.

Now that he has visited his top three schools, Heaven is going to take a break from the recruiting process as his allows the three visits to marinate.

"I don't have any visits coming up," Heaven said. "I'm probably going to wait to see what offers come in and go from there."

Heaven isn't exactly sure when he'll be ready to make a verbal commitment. But he's anticipating taking all five of his official visits before making his collegiate decision.

"That way, I'll have everything laid out on the table and I'll be able to make the best decision," Heaven said.

Heaven spent six hours at UNC.

"We saw every aspect of the campus," Heaven said. "I got to see the dorm rooms. We had lunch. I sat down with the coaches individually, talked about the depth chart and we watched a little film. I talked to the academic advisers. I talked to the athletic trainer. I want to [major in] physical therapy in college, so they basically showed me everything with that."

The highlight of the visit was meeting with Davis.

"He talked about football in general," Heaven said. "He said ‘Of course we want you, but we want what's best for you.' He told me what he has done, what he's planning on doing, basically the overall ordeal of UNC, [and] how many people he's had drafted."

Between Heaven's conversations with Davis and the rest of the staff, UNC's defensive back recruitment was broken down.

"They told me they only plan on taking one more DB – maybe two – and hopefully it would be me," Heaven said. "They told me their strong safeties and free safeties are pretty much interchangeable, so I'll be able to play either or."

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