Culliver Postpones UNC Trip

Chris Culliver had hoped to head to Chapel Hill this weekend, but with his ride heading to Blacksburg, the Garner (N.C.) standout will have to wait until later in the month to unofficially visit North Carolina.

"Josh Oglesby, I was supposed to ride with him this weekend [to North Carolina], but he's going to [visit] Virginia Tech now," said Culliver. "So, it looks like I'll probably be going on July 14th when he goes."

Culliver, a 6-foot-1 190-pound safety, is verbally committed to N.C. State, but continues to look around. He has unofficially visited Clemson, and hopes to get down to visit the two Florida schools – Florida and Florida State.

"I'm still a soft commit," said Culliver. "I really like Clemson – I like what's going on down there. I'm also looking forward to going down to Florida – hopefully before the season starts.

"North Carolina is a good school. I know they have a lot of young players. I know a lot of players are going to visit there."

A major influence on Culliver's decision to unofficially visit UNC is quarterback commitment Mike Paulus.

"I talked to him, he's a good guy," said Culliver. "He was talking about how things are going [at UNC], how things were nice, how I should get down there, and things like that. He said next time he goes down there, he would call me up and we would meet up and maybe check out the campus together."

Originally, Culliver's trip to Chapel Hill would be just to explore the campus, but with the Tar Heels hosting their individual rising seniors camp the weekend of the 14th, Culliver will more than likely partake in the camp activities.

"I'll probably go to participate, but I probably won't do everything like the 40-yard dash – everybody knows what I run so I won't keep doing that," said Culliver.

During's All-American Combine, Culliver ran the day's best 40-yard dash time of 4.38 seconds.

As a junior, Culliver played strong safety where he totaled 127 tackles, seven sacks, and two interceptions.

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