LSU Commit Considering UNC Visit

Despite stating his pledge to Louisiana State is firm, Cordian Hagans will visit other schools this fall.

"I'm definitely committed to LSU – I'm solid on it. I'm just visiting all the schools that have been recruiting me so long out of respect," Hagans said. "I know they've been recruiting me for a while and if I didn't visit it wouldn't look good on my part. I'm just visiting them out of respect for the coaches that have been recruiting me for so long."

Hagans, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive lineman from Duluth (Ga.) Northview, says these visits will "probably" be of the unofficial variety.

While he hasn't made any definite travel plans, Hagans says UNC is under strong consideration.

Hagans, who has collected over 20 scholarship offers, verbally committed to LSU in late July.

"LSU, I thought, was better than all the other schools that were recruiting me," said Hagans. "I think they train their athletes very well and their academics are good, too. It's just an all-around good program."

John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach, and Tommy Thigpen, UNC's area recruiter, have remained in contact with Hagans after his pledge.

"I pretty much keep in touch with them," said Hagans. "I talk to them probably once a week. They usually just check up on me – see how I'm doing and stuff."

According to Hagans, UNC would like him to visit when the Tar Heels host Maryland on November 3rd.

Hagans is being recruited by most schools for defensive tackle. The Tar Heels would like to line him up at end. Hagans says it doesn't matter to him where he plays along the defensive line.

Hagans stars at defensive tackle for Northview, which has gotten off to a 3-2 start this season.

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