Kilgo loves Rocky Top experience

Several unofficial visitors have roamed Rocky Top the last three days, including North Carolina's Darius Kilgo. Kilgo made an unofficial visit to Knoxville Sunday to get a first hand look at the campus and school. Go inside to get the latest on the recent visitor to Rocky Top, including his thoughts of Knoxville.

The first few days of August is always busy on a college campus, none so as much as the University of Tennessee the last few days.

Several unofficial visitors have roamed Rocky Top the last three days, including North Carolina's Darius Kilgo.

Kilgo made an unofficial visit to Knoxville Sunday to get a first hand look at the campus and school.

"This was my first visit to Tennessee," Kilgo told InsideTennessee.com Sunday evening. "The visit went great, I loved the campus and the coaches."

That seems to be a familiar theme, about prospects loving the coaching staff and the athletic facilities in Knoxville.

"I had heard so much about how nice things were, I have read a lot on the internet," Kilgo said. "It's a lot nicer in person."

Kilgo got the opportunity to meet defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron.

"All the coaches seem really nice," Kilgo said. "I can see why Coach Orgeron is so respected as one of the best at his position."

Kilgo also cleared up a couple of things, including what position he is being recruited to play at UT.

"They are recruiting me at defensive tackle," Kilgo said. "I have an offer from them to play on the defensive side of the ball."

One of the things that stood out about his visit Sunday was the tour of the academic support center.

"All the coaches really stress academics here," Kilgo said. "I really like that a lot, so does my parents."

Kilgo had previously thought about committing if he enjoyed his trip, while he did enjoy the trip he didn't feel pressured to make a quick decision.

"They want me to make sure I'm making the right choice," Kilgo said. "I have a couple of more visits to campuses I want to take and I will probably will take all my official visits before deciding."

Did the trip Sunday earn UT an official visit from Kilgo?

"Most definitely," Kilgo said. "I really like it here a lot, I definitely want to come to a few games here this fall and I will take an official visit to Knoxville."

Now that Kilgo has experienced Rocky Top, does he have a new favorite?

"Tennessee is definitely my leader now," Kilgo said. "Tennessee, South Carolina and Clemson is my top three."


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