McCray Moves UNC to the Front

Following his most recent visit to North Carolina, Zack McCray says the Tar Heels now have a slight lead on the rest of the pack.

"I'm not 100-percent sure, but out of the visits I've taken I think [Saturday's visit to] UNC I think hit me the hardest [and] the most," McCray said. "As far as a leader, I can't really say leader, but UNC probably ahead of the pack right now after the visit [Saturday] – I really liked it."

McCray, a 6-foot-4, 221-pounder from Lynchburg (Va.) Brookville, was among the recruits that attended UNC's Spring Game on Saturday.

"I really don't know what it was," McCray said. "I really liked the coaches. The coaches really make me feel welcome. When I got there, every single one of them greeted me and showed me a bunch of love."

Saturday was McCray's fourth visit to UNC. More importantly, it was his first chance to meet newly hired tight ends coach Allen Mogridge.

"That was really cool," McCray said of meeting Mogridge. "… I've heard great things about him, but to meet him in person was great.

"[We discussed] just the versatility of where I'd be playing – I'd play as an H-back/tight end type of deal on offense – and just the philosophy that he teaches."

McCray, who also spoke to John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach, is being recruited both as a tight end and defensive end.

"They said I could play either side of the ball [and] I am one of their top two-way recruits," McCray said. "It's kind of up to me what side I'd play on."

Also Saturday for the first time, McCray was able to actually sit down and converse with Butch Davis one-on-one.

"[We talked about] just overall highlights of the campus and how the football program is rising over there and how it would be great to have me a part of that," McCray said.

McCray has a trip to LSU coming up. He also plans to drop by a spring practice at Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

McCray is now looking to make a verbal commitment before the end of the summer.

"I don't really want to drag it out," McCray said. "But if I have to take official visits, I'm open to that."

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