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Myles Dorn Zeroing In On UNC Official Visit

Myles Dorn spoke with four Tar Heel coaches several days ago.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Myles Dorn is working towards finalizing official visit plans with North Carolina.

“We’re talking about when they play Miami,” Dorn said. “It will either be the Miami or Duke games. Nothing is set in stone right now.”

UNC hosts Duke on Nov. 7 and Miami on Nov. 14.

Dorn, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound athlete from Charlotte (N.C.) Vance, had a conference call late last week that included UNC coaches Gunter Brewer, Gene Chizik, Larry Fedora, and Charlton Warren. One of the topics brought up was his official visit.

Given his connections to UNC – his father, Torin, played there and his mother and uncle also graduated from the school – Dorn has made a myriad of visits to Chapel Hill. Still, there’s plenty to evaluate when he returns officially.

“I want to see how the players interact with each other,” Dorn said. “I want to see how the players and the coaches bond together. And I want to see how everybody is on game day.”

Dorn has already taken two official visits. His first occurred in late September when he made his inaugural trip to West Virginia.

“I liked it,” Dorn said. “It’s a different place, but it’s nothing that I can’t adapt to. It’s in the mountains and I’ve never lived in the mountains or even been to the mountains like that. It’s different as far as the landscaping and the weather is different – it gets a little colder.”

This past weekend, Dorn officially visited NC State, the school to which his brother recently transferred to play basketball. The Wolfpack dropped its ACC opener to Louisville during his stay.

In addition to UNC, Dorn is working on official visit plans with Clemson, the newest school to offer. He’s looking at Nov. 21 when the Tigers host Wake Forest.

Dorn says he’ll likely take a fifth official visit, but the destination is to-be-determined.

“[Other] people are still recruiting me right now,” Dorn said. “New schools are still coming in.”

Dorn hopes to make a verbal commitment before Vance enters the playoffs. The issue is that the first round is Nov. 13, which is likely ahead of when he'll complete all of his official visits.

Dorn, who says he hasn’t eliminated any school from contention, sometimes feels he’s edging closer to a decision and then other times feels he couldn’t be further from deciding.

“I’m just taking it a day at a time,” Dorn said. “I’m just relaxing and taking everything in and trying to narrow things down.

“Nobody is really sticking out to where I can say, ‘I want to go there for sure.’”

To simplify, Dorn is attempting to remove emotion from his decision.

“It’s hard, but honestly it’s a business, so you’ve got to think about what’s the best move for you,” Dorn said. “So you’ve got to take the feelings out of the recruiting process. Once you think about it like a business, it will be easier and you can narrow things down.”

As such, Dorn has begun to favor safety over wide receiver.

“As far as going to the next level after college, I feel like defense will probably be the best,” Dorn said. “I feel like my physical attributes – being 6-2, there’s a lot of 6-2 receivers but not really a lot of 6-2 safeties out there.”

However, that’s become a moot point. Clemson, UNC, and West Virginia are recruiting him as a safety, while NC State says he could play either receiver or safety.

While handling a complex recruitment, Dorn is the face of one of the top teams in the NCHSAA 4A.

“I feel like this team can go as far as we want to go,” Dorn said. “I feel like the only team that can stop us is us. We stopped ourselves against South Pointe – we had 17 penalties and you can’t win like that. I feel like we’re a pretty good team. I think we should win out, really.”

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