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Robert Quinn had plenty of invitations to junior days and spring games for this past weekend. However, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound jumbo athlete from North Charleston (S.C.) Fort Dorchester decided to attend North Carolina's Spring Game Saturday.

"I've been to a couple places before, so I'm trying to look at other places [and figured] I'd give [UNC] a chance," said Quinn. "All I'm doing is looking, right now."

Quinn has already visited Auburn, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He says his visit to Chapel Hill was comparable to those trips.

"It was good, I liked it," said Quinn. "It was like a regular old junior day – watched the game, I talked to the coaches, and that was about it."

A great deal of Quinn's time outside of the actual spring game was spent talking to coaches with one of the topics being the position Quinn would play if he chose to come to UNC.

"It's defensive end, but then the coaches said, who knows, I might be able to switch and go change and do something else for them," said Quinn. "But right now it's defensive end."

Therefore, Quinn sat down in John Blake's office and had an extensive talk with the defensive line coach.

"[We talked about] my technique and how he can help me get to where I need to go," said Quinn.

Quinn closed out his visit with a meeting with primary recruiter Sam Pittman.

One thing that caught Quinn's eye during his stay was the jewelry that UNC's coaching staff sported.

"The coaches, they've got Super Bowl rings and other championship [rings]," said Quinn. "That was real impressive. Shows they have won in the past and could do it again in the future."

That notion has Quinn interested in North Carolina.

"I like UNC," said Quinn. "I know their coaches know how to win, so I can see them getting their program back to a winning program."

However, amid a slew of campus visits, Quinn isn't claiming any favorites.

This coming weekend, Quinn will head to Alabama. He said he can foresee numerous other trips after his stay in Tuscaloosa as he continues to attempt to see all of his offering schools, but he doesn't have any permanent plans.

Quinn, who holds scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech, will narrow down his list of choices during the football season and announce his college destination on Signing Day.

One of the main factors under consideration come decision time is location.

"I want my family to be close to me, that way they can come to a couple of games and watch me play a little bit," said Quinn. "And education, the program, and the family feel for me at that university."

Quinn said Chapel Hill is not too far from his North Charleston home, and having family in both Charlotte and Raleigh helps UNC's chances, too.

Last year, Quinn earned all-state and all-city recognition for his play at defensive end. He accumulated 89 tackles and 17 tackles for a loss.

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