Maryland TE Waiting on an Opening

In addition to Scout.com four-star recruit Aleric Mullins, the North Carolina coaching staff entertained Reggie Fugett for an official visit this past weekend.

"It went well," said Fugett. "I enjoyed myself."

Fugett, a 6-foot-6 245-pound tight end from Baltimore (Md.) Gilman School, was hosted during his stay by freshman tight end Richard Quinn. For most of the visit Quinn, along with roommate Khalif Mitchell, took Fugett around the campus.

"I went out a little bit – got a feel for the college life at UNC Chapel Hill," said Fugett. "[Quinn and Mitchell] are friends with a bunch of upperclassmen, so I was just hanging out with a bunch of older players."

During the visit Fugett, who lacks any Division I-A scholarship offers, spoke in-depth with the Tar Heels' coaching staff about their scholarship situation.

"They didn't give me a scholarship yet, because they're overbooked," said Fugett. "All I can do is wait it out and see what happens.

"As far as getting into the school, if it doesn't turn out good as far as scholarships, I can be a preferred walk-on and still get into the school. I would pay tuition for a year and pickup a scholarship next year."

Fugett doesn't mind walking on and earning his scholarship, but plans to wait things out in hopes of something on the Division I-A level opening up.

"If other schools don't work out, I can see myself doing that," said Fugett, who is also seeing strong interest from Syracuse.

With so much up in the air, Fugett lacks a leader.

"I'll probably say that Syracuse and UNC are very equal," said Fugett. "If both of them would offer me, I couldn't really make a decision at this point."

During his senior season, Fuggtt started both ways for nationally ranked Gilman School earning All-Metro first team as a tight end and All-State second team as a defensive end. Fugett was also named MVP of his team in the Baltimore Touchdown Club City-Metro All-Star Game after recording 13 tackles.


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