UGa Pledge Planning UNC Visit

ATLANTA --- Christian Owens has been verbally committed to Georgia for eight months. In spite of his pledge, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound athlete from Griffin (Ga.) plans to open his recruitment.

"I'm committed to UGa and I've been committed ever since last April, but I definitely want to get the feel of the whole recruiting process," said Owens, a class of 2015 prospect. "I definitely want to weigh my options out with other schools just so I can look around and get to see what everyone is trying to offer me."

The list of schools Owens plans to look into includes Clemson, Florida State, and North Carolina.

"Whoever is just showing interest, really," Owens said.

More than just showing interest, UNC is one of two schools that have offered Owens. Georgia, obviously, is the other.

Chris Kapilovic is recruiting Owens for UNC.

"Of course he's been trying to make me flip [my commitment]," Owens said. "I told him that I would come up and visit so I could just meet them in person and just talk to them. I don't have anything set in stone right now, but I'm going to make a trip up there soon."

According to Owens, Kapilovic is selling Owens on the ideal of playing a hybrid tight end/receiver in UNC's balanced, no huddle, spread offense – similar to the role held by Eric Ebron. Owens hasn't seen Ebron play, but is aware that he's projected to be drafted high in the NFL Draft.

"I guess that's kind of what I'm doing right now," Owens said. "I don't have a problem with it, but I prefer not to go down in a three-point stance."

During Tuesday's Rising Seniors Bowl, which features the top juniors in the state of Georgia, Owens will be featured as an interior receiver for the West squad. The West offense figures to take full advantage of the matchup problems Owens gives the East defense.

In addition to his trip to UNC, Owens believes he'll visit Oregon in February with his uncle.

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