Latham Planning Summer Decision

By boasting an impressive grade point average, Greensboro (N.C.) Page defensive end Kevion Latham earned a three-day invitation to Chapel Hill starting last Thursday for North Carolina's Project Uplift program.

"It was basically academic stuff," said Latham, who stands 6-3 and 230 pounds. "It was basically getting used to college and things like that. I learned how to do admissions and how to do [college] essays. I learned what you need to do in your classes."

Beyond seeing assistant coaches Marvin Sanders and Tommy Thipgen, and playing basketball with Melik Brown and a few other players, Latham's stay was more about academics and camaraderie than football.

With the recent additions of Duke, Michigan State, N.C. State, Stanford, and Wake Forest to his scholarship offers list, Latham has surpassed the double-digit offer-mark and opened up his recruitment.

"I don't have any [favorites] yet," said Latham. "Probably by the end of June I'll have a top five. I'll probably decide like late August."

Come decision time, Latham will be weighing a handful of factors heavily, but coaching staffs will be emphasized.

"I'm looking at environment, academics, the football team, the coaching staff, [and] my defensive coach – just how I feel about the school," said Latham. "I'm going to really look at how long the coaches have been there and do they plan on staying there for a long time."

In addition to the aforementioned schools, Latham also holds offers from Boston College, California, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Oregon, Penn State, and Vanderbilt.

Over the summer, Latham won't attend any college camps, but is planning a west coast trip in which he plans to visit his offering schools in that region.

During his first year on varsity at Page, Latham recorded 12 ½ sacks and was second on the team in tackles, as a junior. He earned second team all-conference recognition for his accomplishments.

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