Chad Simmons

Four-star WR Clyde Chriss Sets UNC Official

New Orleans receiver will take three official visits before a Signing Day decision.

Four-star wide receiver Kelejawan "Clyde" Chriss will commence his official visit schedule with a trip to North Carolina the weekend of Jan. 15.

“I think it will be a good program for me,” Chriss said. “I feel like it’s somewhere where I could get better as a person – get away from the city, you know? And I just like the program that they’re building and what they stand for.

“I want to learn more about the coaches at North Carolina. I want to learn what it really stands for. I just want to see what the atmosphere will be like.”

Chriss, a 6-foot, 170-pounder from New Orleans (La.) Easton, is scheduled to proceed with his official visit schedule the following weekend when he travels to Texas A&M. He plans to take a third official trip the weekend prior to Signing Day, but hasn’t settled on a destination. LSU, Ole Miss, and Tennessee are under consideration for that final trip.

After those three official visits, Chriss will look to announce his collegiate decision on National Signing Day. Heading into his official visit schedule, he denies a leader.

“At this point, I just want to weigh my options,” Chriss said. “I’m just going to wait it out.”

Living in New Orleans, Chriss’s UNC knowledge is understandably limited. He did, though, catch a couple of Tar Heel victories this season.

“I don’t remember the teams that they played, but I remember they dominated both of the teams,” Chriss said. “The quarterback, he was slinging it. I like the balanced approach to using the run to make the pass work. I just like their play calls.”

Assistant coach Larry Porter has spent the past couple of months educating Chriss on UNC and how he’d fit into its program.

“He said that I could be a real dynamic player on their team,” Chriss said. “He said I could be that person on the team that could go get it. I could play inside [and] outside because I’m a very diverse receiver.”

Chriss concluded his senior season with 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns in receptions.

According to Chriss, Porter visited Easton High School prior to the Dead Period. Porter is expected to return to New Orleans next week to prepare Chriss for his UNC official.

“I think a couple of [UNC coaches] are coming up – I don’t think it’s going to be just Coach Porter,” Chriss said.


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