Pratl "definitely" plans to take North Carolina up on its offer to attend the game, and admits he would strongly consider the Tar Heels if they decide to extend a scholarship offer.
"They're definitely up-and-coming again," said Pratl. "They had a few down years, but last year was a total surprise. Everyone around here expects a lot from them this year. I definitely would love to go there."
Duke, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Virginia, and most Ivy League schools in addition to UNC are recruiting Pratl. However, the 5-foot-11, 235-pound jumbo athlete has yet to receive his first offer.
Besides his unofficial visit to Chapel Hill on April 2nd, Pratl plans to visit Duke during one of their spring practices. He also figures to attend summer camps at UNC, Duke, N.C. State and Virginia.
The Tar Heels' coaching staff has yet to determine what position they see Pratl playing at the collegiate level, but with the exception of Virginia, Pratl is being recruited to play fullback by most schools.
UVa likes Pratl at linebacker, the position that he accumulated 118 overall tackles, eight sacks, two force fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three tipped passes, two blocked field goals, and a blocked punt last season.
Currently, Pratl owns a 3.8 grade-point-average and, despite taking the SAT two years ago earned, a 1240 board score.