Cofield Spends Saturday with Pittman

Outside of coaching the offensive line in North Carolina's Spring Game, Sam Pittman spent much of last Saturday with Takoby Cofield.

"When I got there, Coach Pittman scooped me up pretty fast and he was talking with me a lot," Cofield said. "Him and I are starting to develop a relationship." Pittman discussed the situation surrounding a possible UNC scholarship offer for Cofield, who thus far holds offers from Duke, East Carolina, and Virginia Tech.

"We basically talked about where I stand with them," Cofield said. "The biggest thing right now, when I went to camp last year, he was sick so he couldn't see me work out… He told me to come up and work out for him. He says he knows I'm going to get an offer, he just wants to see how I move and how him and I work together."

Cofield, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive lineman from Tarboro (N.C.), plans to attend one of UNC's camps this summer. He's also considering camping at Duke, East Carolina, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Pittman also informed Cofield that he will personally stop by Tarboro High School during the Evaluation Period.

Initially, UNC was recruiting Cofield as an offensive guard. However, with his growth this past year, he's now being considered for offensive tackle.

"He was like ‘Wow, you've changed a lot since the first time I saw you,'" Cofield said.

During his stay, Cofield also spoke several times to Tarboro alum Shaun Draughn.

"He expressed how much he wanted me to come there," Cofield said.

Even following what he described as a "great" visit, Cofield, a UNC fan growing up, will wait until he's presented with a scholarship offer before truly considering the Tar Heels.

"[The visit] let me know more about how they felt about me," Cofield said. "The fact that they really, really like me and they really want me to come there is important…

"Until they offer me, they're not going to be up there with Virginia Tech, Duke, and ECU."

Cofield plans to announce his collegiate decision during Tarboro's preseason jamboree.

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