UNC Pursuing Ga. Athlete

While making an early April evaluation trip to Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove High School, North Carolina assistant coach Troy Douglas offered Vincent Dallas a scholarship.

"He came in, sat down and looked at my highlight tape," Dallas said of Douglas' visit. "Then he told my coach that I have a scholarship [from UNC], right now. He asked my coach what position I want to play."

Dallas, a 6-foot, 176-pounder, doesn't have a position preference. UNC will recruit him as an athlete, with a projection of cornerback.

Dallas says he's being equally recruited for wide receiver and defensive back.

"Really, there's a lot of schools that just offer me and say they don't know what side of the ball that I'll play," Dallas said. "They said I'm an athlete. I'll probably play both sides of the ball [in college]."

After playing sparingly on varsity his freshman year, Dallas started at wide receiver during his sophomore season. Last season, he started at both wide receiver and defensive back. He ended his junior season with 27 catches for roughly 500 yards and five touchdowns, five interceptions, two punt returns for touchdowns, and a kick return for a touchdown.

Besides UNC, Dallas has received scholarship offers from two dozen schools, including Georgia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Dallas says Georgia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi, and Tennessee are recruiting him the hardest.

Although he's not favoring any schools, Dallas plans to attend college out-of-state.

"I just want to get out of Georgia and experience something different," Dallas said.

Dallas hasn't made any recruiting trips, yet. He plans to change that this summer with slew of campus visits.

"I haven't had a chance to sit down and go over everything yet," Dallas said. "But I'll be getting all that together soon. I really haven't made any decisions, yet.""

Dallas is unsure of any potential destinations, but admits UNC is "definitely on [his] mind."

"It's a legendary school, so you can't help but be interested in them," Dallas said of UNC.

Dallas, who plans to graduate in December, aims to make a verbal commitment before the football season.

"Really, I want to go somewhere where I can get on the field," Dallas said. "I'm a hard worker – I'm not going to let anybody out-work me. But I need an opportunity. I just want to get on the field.

"I also don't want to deal with any [coaches] lying to me."

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