Heaven Finalizing Official Visit Schedule

With his senior football season completed, Clint Heaven has focused heavily on his recruitment, specifically his official visit schedule. A visit to North Carolina is among the trips already scheduled.

"That's scheduled for Jan. 27," Heaven said. "That was pretty much the only week left I had available, considering all the other visits I have set up."

The only other official visit Heaven has scheduled is Mississippi the weekend prior to his trip to Chapel Hill. The 6-foot, 185-pound safety from Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee is considering a trio of schools for an official visit this coming weekend – Arizona, Indiana, and West Virginia.

"I may end up going to West Virginia," Heaven said.

Heaven says the five aforementioned schools are his finalists.

"They definitely stayed on top of me throughout the whole recruiting process," Heaven said. "They've also made sure I know all the amenities that their schools have. They all have good academics."

Heaven, who says his recruitment will likely go until Signing Day, doesn't have a leader. During each official visit, he'll be focused on the school's academics, coaching staff, depth chart, and atmosphere.

There was a time gap in UNC's recruitment of Heaven, due to the coaching change. However, the new coaching staff made sure that gap was as small as possible.

"The new coaching staff stepped right in and was recruiting me just as hard as the previous coaching staff," Heaven said. "That really spoke volumes."

Heaven's first correspondence with UNC's new regime was through Vic Koenning, but Dan Disch has since picked up the recruitment. Disch speaks to Heaven weekly and visited his home last week.

"[Disch] talks about just overall pretty much what North Carolina has to offer," Heaven said. "He tells me about the defensive scheme and where he sees me fitting in at in the defense, as far as position-wise. Plus, he's given me a general idea of what to expect."

In the 4-2-5 defense UNC is expected to install, Heaven is projected as an in-the-box safety.

"They see me as a ‘Huskie,'" Heaven said. "It's basically what I played in high school – coming down in the box, coming down hitting. I'd be playing in open space where I can be versatile where I could drop back in a cover-two, but also in run support.

"I adapted to it in high school, so I'm used to playing inside the box."

Disch has also explained UNC's situation at safety.

"I talk to every school that I'm talking to about where they see me on the depth chart and if I have a good chance of playing [early]," Heaven said. "I know I'm No. 1 on [UNC's] board [at safety] and they expect me to come in and play as a freshman. That was definitely something I liked hearing."

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