Gaillard A Frequent Visitor

Amid a barrage of scholarship offers, Lamont Gaillard made a couple of visits to North Carolina within the last few weeks. The most recent of those visits occurred last Friday along with his Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest teammate Harold Landry.

"The coaches kept coming at me, so I didn't want to let them down," Gaillard said. "So I had to make another visit there. They asked me if I could come to a practice, so I said ‘Sure, it's an easy visit.'"

Gaillard's Friday visit included a campus tour, but the majority of the time the 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive tackle was on the practice field watching UNC's second practice of the spring.

"They practiced fast paced – always moving around," Gaillard said. "I liked what I saw."

While on the practice field, Gaillard conversed with Larry Fedora.

"He told me to keep coming and visiting him," Gaillard said. "He wants to make sure I'm still in their head."

Previously, Gaillard attended UNC's Junior Day in February. Between those two visits, he was informed that the Tar Heels had extended his first scholarship offer.

"North Carolina offered me two weeks ago," Gaillard said. "My coach, [Bill] Sochovka, called me and told me about it."

UNC started an avalanche of offers for Gaillard. A month ago, Gaillard had zero college interest. Now he reports ten offers – Alabama, Boston College, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, NC State, and South Carolina, as well as UNC.

"It's been overwhelming, but it's been fun," Gaillard said. "I'm surprised by the position I'm at right now."

Besides UNC, Gaillard has visited Clemson and South Carolina. His visits have yet to result in a favorite schools list.

"They're all equal for right now," Gaillard said. "I'm not going to put any school at a higher level just yet."

This weekend, Gaillard will visit Florida. He's also scheduled to visit Georgia in April and is working on a trip to Alabama.

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