Washington (D.C.) Ballou offensive tackle Lamar Milstead committed to North Carolina in the summer. However, Milstead was in Illinois this weekend with a few of his teammates on an official visit to check out the Illini. How solid is he to the Heels?
"I'm still committed but I'm taking all five of my official visits," said the 6-foot-5, 266-pounder. "I liked Illinois, I was a bit surprised at the crowd, it took a little while for them to get into it, but they were loud. The coaches at Illinois are nice and there are a lot of players from my area who like it there."
Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is a big reason for Milstead's interest.
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"He's from my new high school and he's been recruiting me and my teammates hard," he said. "I planned on taking all five of my official visits anyhow, so this isn't a huge deal. I'm not sure where I'm going to visit although I'll probably take an official to Virginia and I know I'll take one to North Carolina."
With UNC's 1-3 start, rumors are swirling about head coach John Bunting. Is Milstead worried?
"Not really," he said. "If they make a change then I'll go someplace else or stick with it. I chose UNC for more than just football, but I also want to play for a staff I know. I'm not worried about that now, it's something I'll deal with down the line if it becomes an issue."
Milstead will play his first game of the season next week coming off an injury.