Pond back from UNC official visit

Western Branch (Va.) quarterback Ryan Pond took a football/baseball combination official visit over the weekend to North Carolina, or did he?

"Actually, when I got down there, I found out it was a baseball only trip," says the 6-foot-2, 230 pounder. "Somehow I thought that it was a combination trip, but I did get to speak with the coaches as well."

Pond would like to play both sports if possible, and has an offer from Clemson do just that.

"My coaches called Coach Browning and Coach Bunting (of North Carolina), and they will have to get back in touch with me then. They just got a commitment from a kid that will do both. They offered me a baseball scholarship, and have to decide on if they will offer a football scholarship."

Even if North Carolina does offer in football, he is not necessarily going to commit on the spot as he has several options available.

"I am open to those two (Clemson and North Carolina), and I am going to take an official visit to Virginia Tech and Virginia. I am going to the Virginia/Florida State game next weekend and the Tech/Miami game for an official visit. The UVa visit is for football and I will talk to the baseball coach as well. The Tech visit is for is baseball, and I may end up making them unofficial visits since they are so close and then take other official visits."

As for leaders, Pond is not ready to name any one school in that slot.

"Those four that I mentioned are pretty close, but the three are probably ahead of Clemson.

"I want to try to wait until I am done with all of my visits before I decide."

Ryan Pond
(Western Branch HS)
Chesapeake, VA

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