Haplea Visits UNC

As part of a week-long East Coast tour that will assist in his narrowing down process, Kevin Haplea visited North Carolina on Friday.

"It was real good," Haplea said. "We spent the whole day there, pretty much. We got a lot done."

Haplea, a 6-foot-4, 226-pound tight end from Annandale (N.J.) North Hunterdon, will narrow his list of approximately 20 scholarship offers to three schools by the end of this week or early next week.

"UNC's stock definitely went up [after Friday's visit]," Haplea said. "I'm going to have to work things out when I get home and reflect on everything – it's been a pretty busy week."

Haplea's trek began in Miami. He then proceeded to visit Florida, Florida State, and then Clemson before visiting Chapel Hill. He spent the weekend in West Virginia and will end his tour Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

"Pretty much, [I'm evaluating] everything I can see [while visiting each school]," Haplea said. "A lot of stuff goes into it.

"For me, overall [the main factors] are the people, the area, and the overall atmosphere of the university."

Previously, Haplea has visited Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, and West Virginia.

While in Chapel Hill on Friday, Haplea spent a great deal of time with Allen Mogridge, UNC's tight ends coach and Haplea's primary recruiter. Included in their activities was a film session.

"He's a really nice guy," Haplea said. "I like him a lot. He's a young guy, so we connect pretty well."

Also, Haplea received a tour of UNC's campus.

"The campus was really nice," Haplea said. "It's as pretty as everyone says it is."

Before ending his UNC stay, Haplea and his father met with Butch Davis in his office for about 30 minutes.

"[We discussed] the program, his credentials, and what his philosophies are on things," Haplea said.

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