UNC is Milstead's Leader After Visit

Heading into his unofficial trip to North Carolina, Lamar Milstead listed UNC among his top four favorite schools. After a "great" visit, the Tar Heels have separated themselves from the pack for the standout offensive lineman.

"I'd say North Carolina is definitely on top of my list," said Milstead. "Really, [what put them there] is how they recruit me. Every time I see a text message on my phone it's Coach [Tommy] Thigpen.

"On top of that, I love the campus. It's not too close it's not too far, [and it's a] great town of people."

Milstead, a 6-foot-6 290-pound offensive tackle from Washington (D.C.) Coolidge, says Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia make up the remainder of his top four.

After taking the SAT Saturday morning, Milstead headed to Chapel Hill and arrived around 9:30 that night. Upon his arrival, Milstead located his hotel and then spent time with a few North Carolina players.

The next morning, Milstead, who was hosted by Garrett White, toured the football facilities, had lunch, and then took a tour of the campus.

"The campus was nice – it was better than I thought it was going to be," said Milstead. "I thought it was going to be a small town, but it was almost like a little city."

Milstead then met up with head coach John Bunting and offensive line coach Mark Weber.

"I've met [Weber] before, but I just talked to him briefly," said Milstead. "We talked about an hour.

"He saw me at a combine so I asked him what he liked about me. The first time I went up on one-on-ones, I kind of leaned a little bit, but I corrected the next time I went up; he said he liked [my ability to adjust]. He said my footwork was ok, but could use a little work.

"He's a nice guy and seemed to know a lot about his craft."

On June 16th, Milstead will once again drop by the campus for the Tar Heels' senior camp, but he won't participate.

"I'm going down there to talk to the offensive line coach a little more," said Milstead.

Now claiming a leader, Milstead said is looking to make a decision "sometime soon," but lacks a set date.

As a junior at Washington (D.C.) Coolidge, Milstead received all-league honors. He anchored an offensive line that helped earn a 9-3 record and guided Coolidge to the Washington, D.C. championship game.

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