Signee Update: Brian Gupton

Although his collegiate career at North Carolina begins in less than two months, Brian Gupton still isn't sure how the Tar Heels' coaching staff will utilize his versatile skills.

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  • "When [Charlie Williams] asked me, I told him I could play both ways," said Gupton. "So the position I'll play is still a question mark.

    "They're just going to try me out at both [wide receiver and defensive back] and whichever works out the best is probably where I'm going to stay."

    If it was up to him, Gupton, a 6-foot-2 190-pounder from Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl-Cohn, would be in the secondary.

    "Defense is always fun," said Gupton. "On defense, you have to use your head all the time. And when your back's against the wall and your team is down, defense is the one that pumps the team up, pumps the crowd up. Basically, gets everybody going with a big play – like a stop or an interception."

    When it comes down to it, Gupton is just looking for reps as a freshman.

    "Right now, my first goal is to get on the field and play," said Gupton. "From there, the sky's the limit."

    Since the conclusion of his senior football season, Gupton has been in the weight room following the workout regimen North Carolina provided him.

    Although he hasn't yet registered for the NCAA Clearinghouse, Gupton does possess a qualifying core grade-point average and the corresponding ACT score on the NCAA's sliding scale. However, he's currently taking four core classes and will retake the ACT.

    "I'm qualified now, but just to be on the safe side, I'm going to take my ACT again to get a higher score," said Gupton. "That way, there will be no questions asked."

    Gupton, along with high school teammate and fellow UNC signee Rashad Mason, will depart for UNC on June 16th. He plans on majoring in business management.

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