Dumas Planning Chapel Hill Trip

Mike Dumas had planned to be among a group of recruits from southwest Florida that visited several schools – including North Carolina - this summer, but that was nixed.

"I was planning on it," Dumas said. "It didn't happen because of the travel, the money, and I was too busy with football practice. Actually, I didn't take any visits this summer.

"But sometime during this upcoming season, I should be taking a visit to North Carolina to see how it is."

Dumas, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound athlete from Cape Coral (Fla.) Island Coast, plans to also visit Iowa, Iowa State, Mississippi, and South Alabama this season.

"I haven't figured out my official or unofficial visits, yet," Dumas said. "I just know I want to visit those schools."

Heading into those visits, Dumas lists Iowa, Iowa State, Mississippi, and UNC as his top four schools.

"Right now, I like the relationships I've built with the coaches at those schools," Dumas said.

With UNC in particular, Dumas has established a relationship with Everett Withers well before he was promoted to interim head coach.

"I tried to call him this past weekend, but didn't get him," Dumas said. "I plan on calling him again this Thursday. I last spoke to him probably a couple of weeks ago."

Dumas' conversations with Withers have primarily focused on him visiting Chapel Hill and how he would fit into UNC's defensive scheme at safety.

Dumas has started for Island Coast since his freshman season playing cornerback, safety, quarterback, and wide receiver. Last season, he primarily played defense, accumulating 24 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and four interceptions.

UNC is among 15 schools that have offered Dumas a scholarship. His offer sheet also includes Connecticut, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland, and Purdue.

Like most schools that have offered Dumas, UNC has also offered his teammate Jordan Diggs. Dumas says that he and Diggs haven't discussed playing at the same school.

Dumas is close to current Tar Heel Tre Boston, who played his prep career in southwest Florida at North Fort Myers (Fla.).

"I probably talked to him last last month," Dumas said. "He likes it there. He likes the coaches. He said if I make a visit there, I should like it."

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