Cloy Adds UNC to Offer List

In an effort to investigate every interested school, Mason Cloy hit the road this spring unofficially visiting a handful of campuses. A few weeks back he was in Chapel Hill for North Carolina's spring game.

"I liked it a lot," said Cloy. "I enjoyed all the coaches. Coach [Danny] Pearman is my recruiting coordinator and he's a great guy. I really like talking to the guy and we talked a lot while I was there.

"I've seen their program, I've seen what they have to offer; now I just have to compare and contrast to other programs."

Cloy has also unofficially visited Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech.

Shortly following the Tar Heels' spring game, Cloy added North Carolina to his scholarship offers list, which already included Clemson, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, NC State, South Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

"[UNC] recently offered – they offered probably about a week and a half after [the spring game]," said Cloy.

Though as of yet, North Carolina isn't prepared to designate a position for Cloy.

"They're not sure [where to play me]," said Cloy. "I think they're thinking about bringing me in as a tight end and then working me into something else if I don't fit."

Still in the midst of visiting schools, Cloy is reluctant to name favorites.

"I don't have any favorites right now," said Cloy. "Probably towards the beginning of the season I'll come out with a top five. Those will be the five schools I want to take official visits to. And then in the middle of the season after taking my official visits I'll commit."

When it comes time to make that decision, three factors will stand out for Cloy.

"I'm looking for a winning program – I want to go somewhere where I can compete," said Cloy. "I want to have a good coaching staff that focuses on character building and not just winning, and they care about the players. And quality people around the program."

As a junior at Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, Cloy played the first half of the season at center and the second half at tight end. He ended the year with 68 pancake blocks and also caught eight passes for 127 yards.

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