McEvoy Stops In At UNC

On his way home from the Palmetto State 7-on-7 Showdown at Byrnes High School, Tanner McEvoy and his parents stopped by North Carolina.

"I've already did the whole touring stuff for North Carolina with my mom," McEvoy said. "But this time I was with my dad and my mom. It was really good for both of them to see it and just to see it over again and focus on the details."

McEvoy, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound athlete from Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic, spent roughly 3-4 hours in Chapel Hill, mostly touring the campus and hanging out with Allen Mogridge, UNC's tight ends coach.

"I've talked to Coach ‘Mo' plenty of times now," McEvoy said. "Coach ‘Mo' is great. He's a funny guy and fun to talk to and fun to hang out with. We had a good time with him on the tour."

The final hour of McEvoy's stay was spent in Butch Davis' office talking to UNC's head football coach.

"[We discussed] what position they're recruiting me for, the new offense, what's going on around there, and the new stuff [they're building] – pretty much everything," McEvoy said. "We had a real good conversation."

UNC is recruiting McEvoy as a tight end – more specifically an H-back. Most other schools see him as either a wide receiver, the position he has played for much of his prep career, or quarterback, the position he'll play this fall for Bergen Catholic.

"Obviously, [the position I'm being recruited for] will [factor into my decision] – I'm just not sure yet what position I want to play," McEvoy said. "I have to watch how a couple games go this year at quarterback to see if I really love the position. I'm liking it now, but you really have to wait for the pads to come on and wait for 300-pound linemen to take off my head once or twice to really know the position."

In February, McEvoy and his mother visited Duke, Maryland, UNC, NC State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia. Him and his father visited Florida and Miami during his spring break.

Outside of maybe a trip to Michigan, McEvoy believes he's finished visiting schools this summer.

"I'm starting to come up with a little list in my head that I'm probably going to come out with probably towards the beginning of the season or end of the summer," McEvoy said. "… I'm probably going to trim down my list to ten, maybe, by the beginning of the season, and then do a couple official [visits], and then make a decision probably after the season."

McEvoy was noncommittal of UNC's chances to make the cut.

"I'm not coming out with anything saying ‘yes' or ‘no,'" McEvoy said. "But I've seen the school a couple times. They probably are [going to make the initial cut], but you never know if a couple offers come in and bump them out."

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