UNC Official Visit Likely for Sales

Marcus Sales wasn't able to get down to North Carolina during the summer as he had hoped. Instead, he'll more than likely use an official visit to check out UNC's campus.

"[Visiting UNC] is probably not going to happen until official visits," said Sales. "I don't know all the schools that I want to take official visits with, but most likely UNC [will be one of them]."

Sales, a 6-foot-2 185-pound wide receiver from Syracuse (N.Y.) Christian Brothers Academy, said he is also strongly considering Pittsburgh and Louisville for official visits.

"I'll probably take two [official visits] during the season and three after the season," he said.

After taking all five official visits, Sales plans on making a verbal commitment.

"Basically, [I'm looking for] where I feel comfortable," said Sales. "I want coaches that teach you, make sure I'm doing the right thing, they won't just pass you by. I want to get better. So [I want to go] wherever I can get better at and wherever I feel comfortable at."

Sales, who holds roughly ten scholarship offers, claims to be wide open.

"I'm just trying to take it slow and see what happens this football season," he said.

Over the summer, Sales camped at Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

With the text message ban, Sales has seen recruiting slow down. However, he still makes it a point to call several coaches at least once a week.

"I'm staying in touch with mostly all of them that have been recruiting me – North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Louisville, Virginia," said Sales.

From UNC, Sales speaks with Chuck Pagano, his primary recruiter.

"We just talk about, basically, coming down and seeing the campus," said Sales.

Sales also talks to former teammate and current Tar Heel Mike Paulus "all the time."

"He's just telling me to take it slow, keep my head up, and just keep working," said Sales. "He gives me a lot of tips and I think that's helpful.

"For the most part, he's trying to get me to come to Carolina. But he's just telling me [to go] wherever I feel comfortable. He told me everything is going good right now in training camp. He said it's a lot of hard work so I should start doing it now so that I'm used to it."

Sales' senior football season opens up at home on August 31st against Endicott (N.Y.) Union-Endicott.

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