Visit Puts UNC in Top 5 for Pa. QB

Chavas Rawlins and younger brother Justice included a stop at North Carolina among a swing of ACC schools.

"My little brother and I had fun on the trip," Rawlins said. "The facilities were real nice. We got to check out everything. The coaches were real cool. We got to eat lunch with Coach [Larry] Fedora. We spent a lot of time with Coach Marcus Berry, who was real cool, and Coach Blake Anderson – they were all cool people."

On Rawlins's trip down to Chapel Hill, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback visited Virginia. Before heading home to Monessen (Pa.) on Thursday, he dropped by Duke.

All three aforementioned schools are among the ten schools Rawlins is focused on. He says UNC is within the top grouping.

"[The UNC visit] was a good visit all around," Rawlins said. "They sold the school very well. They're definitely top five."

In addition to the three schools he visited last week, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Florida, and West Virginia round out Rawlins' final ten. He reports offers from all ten schools, except Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State.

Following last week's trips, Virginia has emerged as Rawlins's leader.

"The campus was real nice when we went there," Rawlins said. "All the coaches, they were all energetic. They love me and my brother."

During his visit to UNC, Rawlins was briefed on the Tar Heels' recruiting situation at quarterback by Anderson.

"They told me they're looking at eight quarterbacks," Rawlins said. "And they told me I was one of the top. Coach Anderson is coming up in early May to watch me throw. That will truly determine where I'm at with them."

Anderson also showed Rawlins highlights of UNC's new one-back spread offense.

"They are always moving," Rawlins said. "They are very high tempo."

Making the most of his limited time on campus – he spent 3-4 hours in Chapel Hill – Rawlins' spent a lot of time talking with Fedora during their lunch meeting.

"Well, we just mostly talked about college life, how their process was down at Southern Miss," Rawlins said. "But basically it was a lot of football talk."

Before hitting the road, Rawlins was given a full tour of UNC's campus and football facilities.

"I like everything I saw," Rawlins said. "The strength and conditioning coach was a real cool guy. The facilities were all nice. It was pretty much what I expect out of them."

Besides the three trips last week, Rawlins has visited Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and West Virginia. He plans to return to Pittsburgh on Thursday and visit both Penn State and Purdue in a couple weeks.

Rawlins aims to make a verbal commitment before the end of the summer.

"I want to go where I can play, where I can see myself living at, and where I feel the most comfortable," Rawlins said.

As a junior, Rawlins threw for 991 yards and ten touchdowns on 68-of-153 passing and rushed for 599 yards and five scores on 97 carries.

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