Hagans Plans Trip to UNC

Stemming from the strong interest he's receiving from the coaching staff, Cordian Hagans figures to unofficially visit North Carolina by the end of the month.

"I'm going to visit there either this weekend or the weekend after that – probably in about two weeks I'm going to visit them," said Hagans.

The UNC visit will kick-off a jam-packed traveling schedule for, Hagans, a 6-foot-4 265-pound jumbo athlete from Duluth (Ga.) Northview.

"I'm going to make a lot of visits," said Hagans. "I just don't know which ones I'm going to. I'm going to start visiting in the beginning of July."

Hagans said he is planning on making a verbal commitment by the end of the summer.

During the spring, Hagans took unofficial trips to Auburn and South Carolina. Unsurprisingly, the Tigers and Gamecocks hold prominent roles on Hagans' favorites list.

"You can say I do have a favorite; my top two is probably South Carolina and Auburn," said Hagans. "I like their coaching staff and they have really nice facilities, and I really like their team, too."

Hagans says UNC is "definitely in the top five."

Hagans communicates with Tommy Thigpen, his primary recruiter, at least every other day.

"Basically, he's been asking me when I'm going to come visit and telling me about the campus," said Hagans.

"He was telling me how they need defensive ends. That's their priority, defensive ends. And they think that I can come in right now and play defensive end."

While UNC is recruiting Hagans as a defensive end, most other schools are recruiting him as a defensive tackle.

"[Thigpen] was saying I can play both positions," said Hagans. "I'm versatile and he said I have good speed to play defensive end for them. And they could switch me in at tackle sometimes, too."

Hagans was verbally offered by UNC during the spring, but has yet to receive the official scholarship offer in print.

Hagans recently received scholarship offers from Alabama, Arizona State, NC State, and Rutgers, bringing his total to just under 20 offers.

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