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Three-star Barbour talks UNC, Duke

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With a goal set to decide before the start of his upcoming senior season, three-star Monroe (N.C.) wide receiver Jaylan Barbour is starting to really think about where he wants to play his college ball and it's looking more and more like it could be close to home.
Barbour identified Duke and North Carolina as the two schools he's been talking to the most. He already visited the Blue Devils for a camp recently and has plans to camp at North Carolina later this month.
"Me and my team go to Duke every year so it's nothing new but when I went I attended camp and it was nice and organized and all the coaches knew me," he said. "I just went out there and showcased my talent."
Barbour said the feedback he received from the Blue Devils coaching staff was positive.
"They said they might use me in the slot if I were to play there," he said. "They want to match me up against linebackers so I can beat them up."
As far as the Tar Heels, Barbour said he thinks he would be a very good fit offensively.
"I like the offense that they run," he said. "It fits me well, the spread out the field and throw the ball a lot."
Barber has developed a relationship with Tar Heels wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer and is looking forward to seeing him again later this month.
"Coach Brewer is a cool dude," Barbour said. "They want me to come down there and I'll be there on July 19. It should be a good camp and another chance for me to show what I can do."
Barbour said both the recent visit to Duke and the upcoming visit to North Carolina will definitely factor into his decision.
"I wanted to visit the schools I like before I make a decision," he said. "It will help me a lot and I should be deciding pretty soon."
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