Cloy to Visit Chapel Hill

Mason Cloy and his father will run the North Carolina leg of their lengthy unofficial campus tour Tuesday, starting with Wake Forest and ending with N.C. State. Sandwiched in-between his visits to Winston-Salem and Raleigh is a trip to Chapel Hill.

"This will be my third time [to UNC]," said Cloy. "I've pretty much seen football-wise everything they have to offer. Now it's going to come down to a little more one-on-one time with Coach [John] Bunting and meeting the new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach as well as [checking out] ROTC and academics."

Cloy, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound jumbo athlete from Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, first visited Chapel Hill last fall with teammate and UNC signee B.J. Phillips for the Boston College game. He then attended the Spring Game this past April.

During his stay Tuesday, one of the topics of discussion with his primary recruiter at UNC, assistant coach Danny Pearman, will be the Tar Heels' plans for Cloy.

"They want to bring me in as a tight end and possibly develop me as a center," said Cloy.

Although Cloy claims it's not too much of an advantage, it doesn't hurt UNC's chances to have a former teammate of Cloys on their roster.

"It's great to know that I have a friend there," said Cloy. "I played center the first seven games with him last season, so I've taken a lot of snaps with him. It would be good to stay together, but I don't feel tied down to North Carolina because B.J. goes there. I'm going to base it off my own visits and my relationship with coaches."

Thus far, the Cloys have unofficially visited Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Louisville, and Clemson. Wednesday they will take a trip to Georgia Tech and then head to Virginia Saturday.

Heading into Tuesday's visits, Cloy denies having any favorites.

Sometime towards the end of June with all visits completed, Cloy will narrow his list of schools down to a more manageable five. He will then make a verbal commitment in the middle of the season after taking official visits.

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.

Cloy will play tight end this fall for Spring Valley.

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