UNC Offers Georgia CB

While visiting Decatur (Ga.) Southwest Dekalb High School last week, North Carolina assistant coach John Blake dropped off a scholarship offer for Jonathon Mincy.

"He told my coach how on my highlight tape it showed that I was a playmaker, and I was very physical and wasn't nervous while playing any type of coverage," Mincy said. "That's all he's really looking for is a person who can play."

However, Mincy, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback, had to pass Blake's look test, which he aced even though it wasn't on the football field.

"I was actually at track practice," Mincy said. "He wanted to see me at spring football, but I don't start spring football until [Monday]. He said he's going to come back.

"He said he had to see how tall I was and tell the defensive back coach."

Miami and South Carolina also visited and extended Mincy scholarship offers last week. Alabama and Florida visited and while neither offered, they seemed very interested, according to Mincy.

Ten schools in total have offered Mincy. Auburn, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt round out the remainder of his scholarship offer list.

"They're all really equal right now," Mincy said. "I want to get to all the campuses and see the goods and bads."

Mincy has already visited Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Ohio State, and Tennessee.

Over the summer, Mincy plans to make several more unofficial visits. His only definite plans are camps at Maryland, Ohio State, and Tennessee. He says he "definitely" wants to make a trip to UNC, but wants to wait to see the Tar Heels full interest level before scheduling a trip.

Mincy, who said he will likely make a verbal commitment without narrowing down his list of choices, doesn't have a timetable for his decision.

"I'll know when I fall in love with that school," Mincy said.

"[I'm looking for] really just a second home for me. I want a place that's going to give me a good education as well as taking another step to going to the NFL."

Mincy says UNC has gotten his attention.

"That program is indescribable," Mincy said. "I'm really impressed that they're giving me an opportunity by recruiting me. I'm really just being thankful right now."

During his sophomore season, Mincy became a fulltime starter at cornerback. He picked up return duties as a junior and will receive reps on offense this coming season.

Last season, Mincy recorded 58 tackles and five interceptions.

On Southwest Dekalb's spring track team, Mincy rans the 100- and 200-meter dash with personal bests of 10.8 seconds and 21.9 seconds, respectively. He also is part of the 4x100 relay team.

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