Georgia ATH Looking to Visit UNC

Vance King has heard so much about North Carolina from his primary recruiter and teammate Tyler Bass that he's eager to get to Chapel Hill for a visit.

"I want to get up there and look at the campus," said King. "I've been texting with Coach [Tommy] Thigpen a lot and it sounds like they want me up there [for a visit] and I want to get up there also."

King, a 6-foot-1 190-pound athlete from Stockbridge (Ga.), had planned to visit Chapel Hill this Saturday. However, he's scheduled to take the SATs on the same day.

"I haven't talked to Coach Thigpen [about rescheduling]," said King. "But, I'll probably have to make it next week during the week."

In addition to UNC, King is looking to visit Vanderbilt and Indiana. He's also planning on camping at Georgia this summer.

Thus far, King has unofficially visited Clemson, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

King has been offered a scholarship by Indiana, Navy, North Carolina, Purdue, and Vanderbilt. With the exception of UNC, no school has been able to pin-point a position for King at the collegiate level.

"[UNC is] recruiting me for slot back, running back," said King. "They said when they watched the film I was flying around and I was a type of player that needed the ball in my hands."

For Stockbridge, King "doesn't come off the field" playing running back, safety, wide receiver, slot back, punt returner, and kick returner.

Last season, King rushed for 535 yards and six touchdowns on 52 carries (10.3-yard average). He added 101 yards and two more touchdowns in receptions. Defensively, he collected 60 tackles and three interceptions.

Currently, King is leaning in the direction of one school. However, once he visits UNC he says things could change.

"They haven't offered me, but the place I'd love to go is the University of Florida," said King. "I like the campus and when they talked about academics [during my visit] I liked that, also.

"I guess I have Florida number one, because I haven't seen UNC yet."

Until King visits North Carolina, the Tar Heels will be second to the Gators.

"I like North Carolina a lot," said King. "I like Coach Thigpen, but I haven't seen the campus yet. Coach Thigpen seems pretty cool to speak to and he seems like he'll stay on you as you work – that's the kind of coach I'm looking for."

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