Milton Visits Chapel Hill

North Carolina's chances with Chris Milton were boosted last week when the 6-foot, 175-pound athlete made his first visit to the Chapel Hill campus.

"I liked [UNC], but I had never been there," Milton said. "[Last week's visit] really helps their chances in my recruiting process. It really helped that my parents were there with me, too."

Milton, a Folkston (Ga.) Charlton County product, lists Louisville, UNC, South Florida, Tennessee, and Wake Forest as his top five schools with no leader. All five have offered, plus Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, and South Carolina.

"I like all five schools' winning tradition – that's going to be a big factor in my decision," Milton said.

At the least, Milton would like to have made a verbal commitment by the end of the summer. He is considering committing on July 1 during a family reunion held in Virginia.

"I'll have all my family around me," Milton said. "I figured that might be something new. I'd be the first one to do that, so that would be nice."

Before announcing, Milton plans to visit South Florida and Tennessee. After those visits, he will have visited all of his favorite schools, with the exception of Louisville.

"I'll probably run out of time [for a Louisville trip]," Milton said. "I like Louisville mainly because of my recruiting coordinator – he was at [Georgia Southern] during my sophomore year and I've developed a good relationship with him."

On Thursday, Milton made his most recent trip to Wake Forest.

"I talked to Coach [Jim] Grobe and it was really nice," Milton said. "They had a little kids' camp going on, so they were a little busy."

After ending his Wake Forest visit, Milton and his parents arrived in the Triangle area on Thursday evening. Their night included meeting up with Troy Douglas – Milton's lead UNC recruiter – in Chapel Hill.

The following morning, Milton participated in the early session of UNC's two-day camp. For most of the session, he worked out individually with Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator.

"He was teaching me a lot of things that I really didn't know – a lot of different coverages and schemes," Milton said. "He helped me with my back pedal and things like that."

After the camp session, Milton and his parents were given a campus tour.

"Really, I liked almost everything," Milton said. "It's a real nice place."

Before heading home, Milton and his parents met with Butch Davis in his office.

"He just talked about playing time and academics," Milton said. "[Academics] is really big with my parents and they really liked [what Davis had to say]. "

UNC is recruiting Milton, who plays quarterback and safety for Charlton County, as a defensive back and is giving him the choice between cornerback and safety. Additionally, Milton is being recruited for wide receiver by other schools. He prefers cornerback.

"I feel I have good speed and I'm able to play man-to-man and I feel I can tackle," Milton said. "I feel I can help on defense more than I can help on offense. I can help on offense, but I just like defense better."

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