McAdoo Sets UNC Official

Michael McAdoo has mapped out the details for an official visit to North Carolina.

"I scheduled a visit for the second weekend of January," McAdoo said. "[The UNC coaches] just came up with that date and I looked at my schedule and it was open."

McAdoo, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound jumbo athlete from Antioch (Tenn.), hasn't scheduled any other official visits. However, he has decided on his other four official slots -- Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.

"In like two weeks [I'll have the rest of my visits scheduled]," McAdoo said. "I've been talking to the coaches, but nothing has been set."

McAdoo, who isn't claiming a leader, plans to make a verbal commitment in late January after taking all of his official visits.

John Blake, McAdoo's primary recruiter at UNC, spearheaded the scheduling of his first official visit.

"I talk to him once a week," McAdoo said. "He just checks up on me. And [he talks about] how I can fit into their defense and they could use me on both sides of the ball."

Blake informed McAdoo that there has been some discussion between the members of the coaching staff about him playing some tight end or hybrid back.

"He said I have nice hands and I have some nice sized feet, nice size, and the right amount of speed [for tight end]," said McAdoo, whose size and athleticism also enabled him to be an All-State basketball player last season.

McAdoo starts at both defensive end and tight end for Antioch. Thus far this season, he has caught 13 passes for 219 yards and six touchdowns.

With their starting quarterback out, Antioch's season started off slow as the Bears dropped their first four games. Since his return, Antioch has won five straight games. The streak has given the Bears home field advantage in the first round of the State playoffs and momentum to go deep.

"I think we should make it to the fourth round," McAdoo said. "We're playing well and should have a lot of the games at home."

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