UNC is Quinn's new leader

The Tar Heels did not receive any new verbal commitments following its one- and two-day camps this past weekend. Or did they? Both Cleveland tight end prospect Richard Quinn and his coach told <I>Inside Carolina</I> on Monday that they fully expect Quinn to wind up at UNC.

Prior to his arrival for a two-day session, which was extended to a third day, Pittsburgh was Quinn's favorite. Not anymore.

"I liked the school," Richard Quinn said of UNC. "It was a beautiful campus with beautiful women. I think, most likely, I'll be at Carolina."

Quinn, who has already been offered a scholarship by UNC, stopped short of making his commitment right away, but his coach concurred, his decision may already be made.

"He's going to end up at Carolina," Maple Heights coach Kerby Harrison said. "Right now, that's where I think he's going to end up.

"He was liking Pittsburgh, but after he spent the extra day [in Chapel Hill], he likes everything about Carolina," Harrison said. "At first he was a little turned off about them wanting him to play tight end, but actually he's going to be playing more of an H-back. But once they started to show him how he could be come a big part of the offense, he's okay with that."

During his visit, the UNC coaches took Quinn and Harrison on a thorough tour of the University that left an indelible impression on the two.

"They took us around on a golf cart and I got to see the hospital facilities and I thought that was pretty cool," Quinn said. "I finally got to see the basketball arena; I always wanted to go there. I just saw all the nice dorms.

"Educational-wise, I talked to he academics professor and he answered all of my questions I had about college…like if I ever need any help or a tutor or things like that. We talked about my major and different courses in my major."

Of course, after hearing this, look for Pitt to counter; so the UNC staff will have to hold its commanding lead until Quinn makes an official announcement.

"I was going to make an early [commitment], but I'm either going to make it before the season starts or afterwards," Quinn said. "Right now, I still want to check out other schools so I don't disappoint the coaches."

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