Ga. OL Checks Out UNC

In his ongoing mission to establish a list of finalists, Brandon Kublanow visited North Carolina over the weekend.

"It was really fun," Kublanow said. "I definitely liked it a lot. It definitely helped me to narrow down my list."

Just before his spring practice begins on May 2, Kublanow, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive lineman from Marietta (Ga.) Walton, plans to narrow his focus to a final four or five schools.

"I'm basically going to make my list off of how much I like the school, the coaches there, the academics, my relationships with the coaches, and how I fit in there," Kublanow said.

Kublanow, who has received over a dozen scholarship offers, has identified a few schools that will definitely make the cut, but isn't ready to reveal their identities.

Late Friday night, Kublanow and his family arrived in Chapel Hill and remained in the area until early Sunday morning. Thus, all of his UNC visit activities occurred Saturday.

"I really got to talk to the coaches a lot and see where I fit in their offense and how much they need help," Kublanow said. "We drove around and got to see a lot of the campus and the facilities. And I got to meet a couple of the players."

For most of his stay, Kublanow was with Chris Kapilovic, UNC's offensive line coach, and Walt Bell, UNC's tight ends coach.

"They showed me around campus," Kublanow said. "They told me how much they needed me there and just telling me what a great place it is and what a great opportunity to have all the football and academics all in one place."

Kublanow also had an hour-long meeting with Larry Fedora.

"He was just saying what direction they're going to take the program in, and how they're going to change it around and really make football a big thing there," Kublanow said. "He talked about the new offense. He talked about how great of a place it is – it's the total package."

Like most schools, UNC is recruiting Kublanow as an interior offensive lineman.

"They see me playing mostly guard right now," Kublanow said. "But I'll possibly move to center later on."

Since his sophomore year, Kublanow has started at offensive guard for Walton, which was the GHSA 5A runner-up last season.

"I don't really mind center at all," Kublanow said. "I played center in the Rising Seniors Bowl. I was fine with it – it wasn't a hard adjustment at all."

Kublanow also spent time with sophomore tight end Sean Fitzpatrick and junior quarterback Bryn Renner, during his UNC visit.

"We just hung out and talked about everything about the school and the new coaching staff," Kublanow said.

In addition to UNC, Kublanow has visited Florida, Georgia, and Vanderbilt this spring. He has also made previous trips to Auburn, Clemson, and Miami.

This weekend, Kublanow is considering joining teammate and Alabama commitment Tyren Jones in Tuscaloosa. If he doesn't visit Alabama, he'll travel to either Georgia or South Carolina.

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