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UNC Intrigues Four-Star OG Marcus Minor

A junior day visit has forced Marcus Minor to consider a UNC return.

Marcus Minor took his first trip to North Carolina just before Signing Day. The four-star offensive guard attended the Tar Heels’ first junior day of the 2017 cycle.

“It went well,” the nation’s fifth ranked offensive guard said. “I enjoyed it a lot. It’s a great school and I plan to visit again.”

Minor, a 6-foot-4, 285-pounder from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic, doesn’t have a date for a second UNC visit. 

Instead, Minor’s focus is visiting the scholarship offering schools he has yet to see (a total of 13 schools have offered). He’ll continue with that plan on Saturday when he travels to Wake Forest. He’s also working on imminent dates with Miami, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia.

Besides UNC, Minor has also visited Maryland, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Those trips have yet to yield a favorite schools list for Minor, who isn’t in a rush to make a verbal commitment.

During his UNC visit, he toured the football facilities and spoke in-depth with both Larry Fedora and Chris Kapilovic, the Tar Heels’ offensive line coach.

“They explained how much they need linemen,” Minor said. “And they talked about how I’m a huge piece of their puzzle and how much they want me.”

UNC's 2017 offensive line class puzzle is projected to comprise five pieces. Thus far, only one piece (Jonah Melton) has been placed.

Outside of the visit, Minor and Kapilovic communicate on a near weekly basis.

“I have a good relationship with him,” Minor said. “I’ve bonded with him a lot.”

For Minor, the highlight of the UNC Junior Day was the basketball game against Boston College.

“UNC basketball is always a thing to watch,” Minor said. “They came out and dominated.”

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