Elliott Enjoys Visit to Chapel Hill

To assist John Elliott in his decision making process, the Scout.com four-star lineman made an unofficial visit to North Carolina this past weekend. Elliott enjoyed his stay and will keep UNC in his thoughts when cut down time arrives.

"I had a great time down there," said Elliott. "I think it's a great place and a place I have to consider."

Elliott, a 6-foot-4 285-pound offensive tackle from East Meadow [N.Y.], arrived in Chapel Hill late Friday night. He met each member of the Tar Heels' coaching staff and received a quick tour of the facilities.

The following morning Elliott participated in the first session of UNC's individual rising senior camp.

"I feel like I did ok [during the camp]," said Elliott. "I learned some drills I can do by myself like in the mirror at home."

The coaching staff told Elliott it wasn't necessary to participate in the second session of the camp, so the lineman took a full tour of the campus.

"It was a really nice place," said Elliott. "It was a beautiful campus. It would have been nicer to see [students] there, but obviously you can't do that at this time. I just went around and went inside some buildings. It's a beautiful place."

The remainder of Elliott's trip was spent hanging out with fellow recruits including Tar Heel verbal commitments.

"I was with Mike Paulus, Dwight Jones – for a little bit, Lansford Watson – I hung out with for a while, Lamar Milstead, and Cameron [Holland]," said Elliott.

"[Paulus] talked to me a lot, privately. He basically feels like this program is really going to take off. He said they have [commitments] from some real good recruits. He made some very good points.

In addition to conversing with primary recruiter Coach Dave Brock, Elliott spent a lot of time getting to know offensive line coach Mark Weber.

"He's a great guy," said Elliott of Weber. "I spent some time with him off the field. He's a really nice guy, but once we got on the field he wanted us to get to work. We would do some drills, get a quick drink, [and] then go right back and do some drills. He's a really nice guy, but he also likes to put work in."

Elliott, who holds over 25 scholarship offers, is only concentrating on nine schools -- Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Rutgers, Virginia, and West Virginia. The next step is to narrow that list down further to five schools, which he plans to do before the end of summer.

"Right now, I'm not really sure [who the five will be]," said Elliott. "They're all great schools, I need to sit down and look at it."

According to Scout.com, Elliott is the eighth ranked offensive lineman in the nation.

During his junior year, Elliott was named to the All-State and All-Metro teams, and won his county's lineman-of-the-year award.

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