UNC Among Boulware's Favorites

For the second consecutive summer, Quarvez Boulware camped at North Carolina. This time around, the 6-foot-3, 285-pounder was asked to show off his versatility.

"I did half with offense and half with defense, so I did both [on Wednesday]," Boulware said. "For the past two years, I've been playing both sides of the ball. So it wasn't hard at all and I like playing defense and offense."

When Boulware worked out on the offensive side, the Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate product worked under the guidance of Chris Kapilovic, UNC's O-line coach.

"He's a great coach," Boulware said. "He focuses on technique with his offensive linemen."

On the defensive side, a more familiar face tutored Boulware – Keith Gilmore, UNC's defensive line coach who also happens to be Boulware's primary recruiter.

"It was fun working with Coach Gilmore," Boulware said. "We did some of the same drills that we do at my high school, so some of the stuff I picked up really easy."

During the one-on-one portion, which concluded the camp, Boulware's ability to shift gears was truly tested. After taking a rep on one position he'd immediately jump in line on the opposite side of the ball.

"Basically, I had to transition what I was trying to do to that side of the ball," Boulware said. "That wasn't really that hard."

After the camp, Boulware conversed with both Gilmore and Kapilovic before returning back to D.C.

"They basically just told me the whole deal about how they have one more offensive line spot and they've offered four guys and I'm one of them," Boulware said. "They also talked about where I stand with them. They said they want me to be the guy they take."

Wednesday's visit didn't help Boulware determine a preference between offensive guard and defensive tackle. But UNC is the only school recruiting him in such a way. All other programs see him as an offensive guard on the collegiate level.

Wednesday's experience, though, did leave a positive impression on Boulware.

"They have a great coaching staff, so they're going to improve a lot over the next couple of seasons," Boulware said. "I think they have a chance of going to a championship."

Besides UNC, Boulware has visited Duke, Maryland, NC State, Penn State, and Wake Forest.

This weekend, Boulware will visit Miami. He'll then embark on a very busy July that figures to include trips to Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, and Florida State, as well as a return to Wake Forest.

Amid a lengthy summer schedule, Boulware favors Florida, Maryland, UNC, and Wake Forest. If Penn State offers, he says they'll join the bunch.

"I just like how their offensive line plays – they play with tenacity," Boulware said. "And I love how their coaches coach."

Boulware hasn't pinned down an exact verbal commitment date. He could commit during the season or just before it kicks off.

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