Schofner Plans to Official with UNC

Recruiting is, and will remain, in the back of Skyler Schofner's mind. That, though, hasn't stopped him from mulling over potential official visit destinations.

"I'll definitely take an official visit to Wisconsin and North Carolina," Schofner said. "They are so far that I really don't know too much about them. I want to get to know them."

Schofner, a 6-foot-6, 281-pound offensive tackle from Sunbury (Ohio) Big Walnut, won't schedule those – or any – official visits until after his senior football season.

"I want to be able to concentrate on my season," Schofner said.

However, the lack of recruiting focus hasn't stopped Schofner from visiting schools this fall. He attended the Michigan State-Montana State game in East Lansing, the Ohio State-Southern Cal game in Columbus, and the Kentucky-Florida game in Lexington.

Ohio State is the only school Schofner is considering that hasn't extended a scholarship offer. The Buckeyes' coaching staff, however, has discussed the situation with him on several occasions.

"They talk about offering, but you really don't know – it's Ohio State so...," Schofner said.

The assumption is that if Ohio State offers, Schofner would verbally commit to the Buckeyes. However, he refutes that theory.

Schofner doesn't claim a leader or even a group of favorite schools.

"Really, I plan to concentrate on it after the season," Schofner said.

Schofner isn't exactly sure when he'll make a verbal commitment, but says it will occur much sooner than Signing Day.

"I want to find the best opportunity for me and my family and see where I can get playing time," Schofner said.

Sam Pittman, UNC's offensive line coach, is handling Schofner's recruitment for the Tar Heels. Pittman regularly writes Schofner and calls him weekly.

"He wants to get me down there," Schofner said. "He wants to show me what they have to offer. And I know that. So I want to get down there and check it all out."

Pittman projects Schofner as a left tackle, according to Schofner. Pittman, though, hasn't discussed potential playing time.

"Other than that, we talk mostly about everything else," Schofner said, adding that living in Ohio has made it difficult to follow UNC's season.

Big Walnut, which Schofner transferred into from Johnstown-Monroe (Ohio) prior to the season, is off to a 5-1 start to the season.

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