Crews: ‘Good people' at UNC

Despite so much interest in Northern Vance defensive back Paul Crews, it appears his recruiting process is still in its infancy. And Crews told <I>IC</I> on Tuesday that he's in no hurry to make his decision.

Vikings' head coach Randy Long also reiterated that no formal offers have been placed before Crews, though many Division-I schools have expressed interest.

"He's wide open, and not closing the door on anybody," Long said. "And as far as camps, Paul is planning to visit UNC, FSU, Wake, UVA and ECU.

"He can only go to so many camps, so don't rule out anybody at this point."

When asked about UNC and its strengths, Long pointed out several factors which may be beneficial in the enticement of Crews.

"Paul likes the proximity of UNC, the fact that [former Northern Vance offensive lineman] Jason Brown goes there, and all of the coaching staff."

Crews also emphasized that "nothing is definite," yet he did add he was pleased to see Jason Brown excelling at UNC and breaking a lot of [weight] records.

"There are good people at UNC," he added. "It's a great place to be around and I think the program will get back to where it used to be. I am looking forward to going there and checking things out more."

Crews said he definitely wants to play cornerback at the next level, as well on special teams' packages. It seems rare to see a player of this caliber to come out and state his affinity for coverage teams, but with UNC's lack of consistency on special teams recently, Crews would certainly be a welcome addition.


Check out IC's Paul Crews profile.

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