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Dorn Scheduling Official Visits

Myles Dorn is ready for the next step in his recruitment.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Myles Dorn is in the process of filling out his official visit schedule, beginning with two in-state rivals.

“Right now, I’m scheduling [North] Carolina [and] NC State, but there’s no dates set yet,” Dorn said. “It’s going to be during the season, because I’m planning on graduating early.”

With UNC in particular, Dorn has visited the campus a handful of times as a recruit. Over his lifetime, the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has made countless trips to Chapel Hill. Thus, the Vance High star has seen just about everything the Tar Heels have to offer.

“I just want to be with the guys and see how they cooperate with each other and see how they gel with each other,” Dorn said.

Dorn, who only visited NC State and Tennessee this summer, also plans to schedule official visits with Michigan State, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Although he has been reluctant to anoint favorite schools, Dorn did admit that the five aforementioned programs are the schools he’s focused on the most. All five have offered him.

“They’ve all grabbed my attention by their program and how they run their program,” Dorn said. “Everything is nice with them.”

Of the five schools mentioned above, all but NC State and West Virginia project him as a safety. The Wolfpack and Mountaineers have told him he could play on either safety or receiver.

Position preference will play a role in his decision, according to Dorn. However, he is working on developing an actual preference.

“When the season comes around, I’ll probably figure out exactly what I want to do [position wise],” said Dorn, who starts at both safety and receiver for Vance.

Before spending seven seasons in the NFL in the early 1990s – and then helping coach Vance – Dorn’s father, Torin, starred at UNC. The younger Dorn says he doesn’t feel pressure to continue his father’s legacy. Moreover, he’s not determined to blaze his own trail.

“At first [the UNC offer] was a difference maker,” Dorn said. “But it’s all the same – there’s not a big difference there. I know where Carolina stands and I’m just taking everything in and weighing out my options right now. I’m just trying to figure out what’s the best place for me.”

In addition to his father, Dorn’s mother and uncle also graduated from UNC. However, he’s feeling the most pressure from his older brother, Torin, Jr. who recently transferred from UNC Charlotte to NC State for basketball.

“You know, he’s a recruiter for NC State, basically,” Dorn said. “He’s in my ear all the time.

“It’s not really pressure, because you’ve got to do what’s best for you at the end of the day. We’re going to support each other either way. [The schools] are right up the street, so it’s nothing big.”

While UNC doesn’t have an outside recruiter like that working on Dorn, the Tar Heels coaches have implemented a team recruiting approach. Dorn says he speaks regularly with Larry Fedora, area recruiter Gunter Brewer, and defensive back coach Charlton Warren. He also hears often from Gene Chizik.

“They’re just telling me how much they want me there and what could possibly happen if I go there,” Dorn said. “They are trying to get me down there as much as possible.”


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