Quinn Takes Final Official

Robert Quinn finished up his official visits schedule this past weekend with a trip to North Carolina.

"It went real nice," Quinn said. "I got to see the coaches and again talk to them. I got to hang out with all the recruits and all the players – and that's part of what I'm looking for."

Quinn, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end from North Charleston (S.C.) Fort Dorchester, has already taken official visits to Alabama and Auburn. He will now attempt to choose between the trio of schools he has visited officially.

"Right now, I'm just not even going to try to think about this recruiting business for the next couple of days and just have fun," Quinn said. "Probably not too soon I'll know what's going on [with announcing]."

While education, environment, and coaching staff are important factors for Quinn, his decision will be based on where he feels most comfortable.

Quinn has made several other trips to UNC. However, this past weekend's stay provided his first chance to see a UNC basketball game.

"It was real exciting," Quinn said. "It would have been a lot better if they had won, but oh well it's not like I'm playing.

"The atmosphere was wild – it was just wild. It sort of reminded me of a football game, because after every good play everyone got on their feet. I had a real good time."

Quinn, who was hosted by defensive lineman Darrius Massenburg, sat down with John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach.

"When he coached in the NFL, he showed me some of those highlights and what he did with the D-line," Quinn said. "Then he had my highlights and he showed how I could be doing the same thing. But he said I'll be used more versatile because I've played linebacker before. Sometimes I can stand up and be more of a versatile D-end for him."

Before getting on the road Sunday morning, Quinn met with Butch Davis.

"He talked about the brain tumor that I had," Quinn said. "[He talked about] how they had good doctors and I wouldn't have to go too far for anything. I have to have an MRI done every three months. He said I would only have to walk 50 yards to have that done. And I wouldn't have to set up an appointment – if I heard him right – I would just call them and let them know that I'm coming over.

"And we talked about education and all the basics of that I'll be doing after college."


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