Tabb Visits UNC

As part of a week-long school tour, Jack Tabb made his first visit to North Carolina on Friday.

"I didn't really know a whole lot about North Carolina," Tabb said. "I knew it was an up-and-coming program football-wise and I knew they were also really good at basketball. But [the visit] solidified my interest in North Carolina."

Tabb, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end from Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic, also traveled to Cincinnati, Michigan, and Purdue last week. Previously, he has visited Boston College, Florida, Maryland, Miami, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, and West Virginia.

The aforementioned visits will assist Tabb in assembling a favorite schools list.

"I'm working on that now, actually," Tabb said. "I don't really have a set number I'm trying to get [it down to]. I'm just trying to get it down little by little – probably ten [schools], maybe a little more than ten."

Tabb is aiming to make a verbal commitment not too long after the football season. He'll take all five official visits before making a decision.

With his mom in tow, Tabb arrived in Chapel Hill late Friday morning. They remained on campus until dinner time.

"[The visit] was nice," Tabb said. "We actually got to see practice, which was really good. We saw the campus [and] learned a lot about it – I didn't realize it was so highly ranked in broadcasting, which is what I want to major in."

The majority of Tabb's time was spent on UNC's practice fields watching the opening day of practice.

"I liked [practice] a lot," Tabb said. "It was pretty intense, everybody was getting after it, and I just felt comfortable there, especially with the coaches."

In particular, Tabb focused on the tight end group.

"I loved watching the tight ends," Tabb said. "There's multiple [tight ends] being used at a time.

"Coach [Allen] Mogridge, I love the way he coaches. He teaches you what to do, instead of getting mad at you."

Before practice, Tabb was given a full campus tour.

"We got to see all the basketball stuff, too, which was great, because I love basketball, as well," Tabb said. "I liked [the campus], because it's not super big but it's big enough to where you get a big school feel."

Following practice, Tabb conversed with some of UNC's players and then met individually with both Mogridge and Butch Davis.

"I had a great conversation with both Coach ‘Mo' and Coach Davis for a good amount of time," Tabb said. "Coach ‘Mo' really likes me. He thinks I'd have an opportunity to play [early] and I'd be a good asset to the team since I can run, but I'm also very physical.

"Coach Davis said the same thing. He likes me and said I remind him of a Kellen Winslow, Jr. – but I know I'm not that good."

UNC's offense utilizes two tight ends – an h-back and a ‘Y' tight end. Tabb said he's been told by the coaches that he could play both.

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