Culliver Aims to Officially Visit UNC

Chris Culliver had originally planned to visit North Carolina before the start of his senior football season. However, his schedule has yet to allow time for the trip.

"I'm trying [to visit UNC before the season], but I'll probably just take my official visit there," said Culliver. "Especially since we have football, so it's going to be really tough working in colleges and then trying to help my team out."

Culliver, a 6-foot-1 190-pound defensive back from Garner (N.C.), hasn't set anything up, but is looking to also take official visits to Clemson, N.C. State, and Florida – the three showing him the most attention.

"Coach [Chris] Rumph is still on me for Clemson, Coach ‘Doc' [John] Holliday for Florida, Coach [Todd] Stroud [N.C. State] – probably the three hardest recruiting me," said Culliver.

However, Culliver revealed he definitely keeps in touch with North Carolina.

"I talked to Coach [Marvin] Sanders not too long ago, but we haven't gotten back to each other," said Culliver. "I know he's a busy guy with the season around the corner and everything."

Culliver will take his official visits after his senior football season, which is his primary focus.

The focal point of Garner's defense, Culliver's role will change depending upon the offense they face.

"A lot of teams don't really pass, so I'll be in the box [as a safety]," said Culliver. "If it's a passing team I'll mostly play corner."

In addition to defensive duties, Culliver will return kicks and punts, and will also be a weapon on offense.

"I'll play wide receiver and some tailback," said Culliver. "I'll go out and I'll go in motion a lot and run a sweep [from wide receiver]. Then probably, if I get in at running back I might hit the middle sometimes or hit a quick sweep."

During his junior season, Culliver played strong safety where he totaled 127 tackles, seven sacks, and two interceptions.

Garner hosts Raleigh (N.C.) Millbrook in their season opener this Friday.

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