Prep Safety Visiting This Weekend

Chris Kuzdale will officially visit North Carolina this weekend, according to Bill Chaplick, New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Prep's head football coach.

Approximately a month ago, UNC contacted Chaplick regarding Kuzdale, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound safety.

"I guess they picked him off our game film," Chaplick said. "We sent out 400 films [with highlights from] the first half of our season."

Chaplick has had contact with both John Blake and Butch Davis.

"They like his size [and] his speed," Chaplick said. "He's got good film coming out of high school – that's why I took him – and then he has real good film here playing at the college level."

Kuzdale starts at safety on Milford Prep, which is undefeated at 7-0.

"[He is] very smart, he's got great football sense, he's got some field speed, and he knows what to do when he's in there," Chaplick said. "He's a playmaker. He picked off a pass in Sunday's game [against Dartmouth's junior varsity team] and returned it for a touchdown. He's done that twice for us in key situations."

In addition to his two interceptions, Kuzdale has recorded four pass breakups and 28 tackles (12 solo) including five for a loss.

Kuzdale, who graduated from Tampa (Fla.) Plant High School last spring, enrolled at Milford to gain exposure.

As a senior at Plant, Kuzdale picked off eight passes in just 15 games. He returned three of his interceptions for touchdowns and a total of 217 yards. He also accumulated 148 tackles.

NC State has also inquired about Kuzdale and told Chaplick Wednesday night that they want to bring him in for an official visit as well.

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