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UNC DL Commit Xach Gill: 'A Very Coachable Kid'

Inside Carolina caught up with Wake Forest (N.C.) High head football coach, Reggie Lucas, to learn more about UNC's newest verbal commitment, Xach Gill, a 6-foot-5, 277-pound defensive lineman.

What type of player is UNC gaining in Xach Gill?

"First of all, they're getting a great person. But, outside of getting a great person, he's a very coachable kid. So, they're going to get a defensive lineman who's going to work hard and do whatever the coach needs him to do. He's going to be a big asset for Carolina."

You had him playing end in a three-man front. Where do you see him playing in college?

"I definitely think he could play the end, but it's going to depend on wherever they want to play him. He could play the inside or outside."

Until Gill's commitment, UNC hasn't found much success recruiting Wake Forest High -- and you've sent players to the FBS ranks ostensibly every season. How was the staff able to break that trend?

"Carolina has done a great job recruiting Xach. They didn't put a lot of pressure on him. They just made sure he knew that they had a strong interest in him. I think he built a strong relationship with the defensive line coach [Tray Scott]  and that was very important. So, [Gill] felt very comfortable with that staff. Coach [Charlton] Warren, Coach Scott, and also Coach [Larry] Fedora were all very active."

Based on your conversations with the UNC coaches, what did they like about Gill?

"They just loved everything about him. They love that he's a class act, first of all; he's academically strong; and also he's a heck of a football player."

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