Greer Ready for UNC Official

In preparation for his official visit this weekend, Steve Greer has had two visits the past two weeks from Chuck Pagano, his UNC primary recruiter.

"When he stopped by my school [last] Thursday we talked about football," Greer said. "[We talked] about what UNC runs, and about what we ran in high school, and how they're similar.

"And at my house [Wednesday night], he just talked to my family about Chapel Hill and what it has to offer."

This coming weekend's trip will be Greer's third official visit. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker from Solon (Ohio) most recently returned from Oklahoma State Sunday and also officially visited Eastern Michigan back in December.

Maryland, Michigan, and Virginia are interested in securing one of Greer's final two official trips. However, he doesn't plan on officially visiting any school that hasn't offered.

A late bloomer, Greer's recruitment didn't pick up until after his senior football season, during which he made 150 tackles, intercepted two passes, and forced two fumbles.

"I think once I sent out my full season film, a lot of coaches saw that and got interested," Greer said. "I think it was all timing."

The rise in stock resulted in scholarship offers from Air Force, Army, UNC, Ohio, and Oklahoma State, as well as interest from several programs.

UNC was actually on the Greer boat before his recruitment took off.

"I've been back-and-forth with emails [with Pagano] a little bit during the season," Greer said. "And then a couple weeks ago, he asked Coach [Jim] McQuaide if they offered me would I take a visit? [Before that] I sent a film of my first five games, and then I sent a full season film to them."

Since the visit was scheduled, Greer says he and Pagano speak often.

"He said they have a couple of seniors graduating and they're looking to take about four linebackers this year," Greer said. "They're looking at me as a straight up MIKE [middle] linebacker."

Greer, who says he doesn't have a leader, hopes to have his collegiate decision out of the way before Signing Day.

"Overall, I've just been going by three things – the people at the college, the football program, and the academics," Greer said.

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