Plair Sets Last-Minute UNC Visit

Despite beginning their recruiting efforts late in the game, North Carolina was able to convince Quentin Plair to Chapel Hill this weekend for an official visit.

"They started recruiting me a week ago or two weeks ago," said Plair. "My coach called [UNC] and was just putting in a really good word and they came up to the school and they liked a few of us."

One of Plair's Princeton (N.J.) Hun School teammates that UNC also expressed interested in will join him on the visit.

"Ernest Owusu is coming with me," said Plair. "It's an unofficial [visit] for him. He's coming to accompany me."

Owusu is a three-star defensive end who has officially visited California, Minnesota, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Washington, but has yet to make a verbal commitment.

"I don't know [if he's interested in UNC]," said Plair. "I think he's just kind of making a decision still and he's considering all options right now."

Plair has also taken official visits to Tulsa and Villanova. While UNC has yet to extend a scholarship offer, both Tulsa and Villanova have.

"Currently, all three are tied," said Plair. "I'm just really looking forward to see what North Carolina has to offer."

Come decision time, Plair will hold one factor the heaviest.

"I want a good academic reputation with a school," said Plair. "Somewhere I know I can do a lot with that degree afterwards."

UNC assistant Steve Hagen is recruiting Plair, a 6-foot-1 190-pound athlete, as a safety.

"I think they're looking for one more safety and one more cornerback, but I'm not sure about that," said Plair.

For the Hun School, Plair played both cornerback and safety, collecting two interceptions and 50 tackles. He also saw time at wide receiver catching eight passes for 180 yards.

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