CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Among four-star prospect Xach Gill’s offseason visits was North Carolina. He attended the Tar Heels’ exclusive junior day in February, the one held in conjunction with the UNC-Duke basketball game.
“The atmosphere was crazy,” Gill said. “It was a good experience. I liked how we had to answer a bunch of the coaches’ questions. They were drilling us with questions and we had to respond to them. I like how they set that up, because it just gets us ready for college.”
Gill, a 6-foot-5, 277-pound defensive lineman from Wake Forest (N.C.) High, also attended two UNC games last season: wins over Duke and Illinois. He’s unsure when or if he’ll return to Chapel Hill.
“They’re all about family and building up their players,” Gill said.
Besides UNC, Gill has visited Georgia, Florida, Duke, NC State, and Wake Forest since the end of the football season. He doesn’t have any future recruiting trips plans, but is looking to visit Virginia and UCLA.
During the UNC junior day, Gill had several conversations with defensive coordinator Gene Chizik and defensive line coach Tray Scott.
“They were just telling me basically where I would fit in the scheme,” Gill said. “They see me at end and going in at tackle.”
Gill has played D-end in a three-man front for Wake Forest. He finished his junior season with 51 tackles, including six for a loss and four sacks.
“Coach Scott said they were looking for four defensive linemen who can play,” Gill said. “And he said I’m one of the ones they want.”
Just before his senior football season kicks off, Gill plans to announce a top ten schools list. No schools are locks to make that list, but he did say he hears the most from Mississippi State, UNC, NC State, UCLA, USC, and Virginia.
After the season, Gill will make a verbal commitment.
“I’m going to sit down with my family and decide what’s best for me,” Gill said.