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#1 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:12 AM

Link: http://www.highschoo...o-unc/12564762/

 

Ravenscroft School's Avery Edwards made a verbal commitment over the weekend.

 

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end committed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to Ravenscroft football coach Ned Gonet.

 

"I think the attraction to him is his versatility and his ability to play multiple sets in a college offense," Gonet said on Tuesday. "I think Avery has good athleticism, he has good, solid speed, and he knows the game well."

 

"Many schools were interested in him because he could fit into their mold on offense," said Gonet. "He has a great work ethic and has great ball skills."

 

Edwards had offers from Arkansas, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

 

UNC's 2014 Recruiting Class (stars, grades, and ranks according to ESPN)

QB: Caleb Henderson (4 star recruit [Grade: 83], position rank: 6th) (Rivals Rating: 4 star, position rank: 4th)

RB: D'Ernest Johnson (N/A, position rank: N/A) (Rivals Rating: 4 star, position rank: 19th)

TE: Brandon Fritts (N/A, position rank: N/A) (Rivals Rating: 3 star, position rank: 24th)

TE: Avery Edwards (3 star recruit [Grade: 77], position rank: 19th) (Rivals Rating: 3 star, positional rank: 25th)

OT: Caleb Samuel (3 star recruit [Grade: 75], position rank: 40th) (Rivals Rating: 3 star, position rank: N/A)

DE: Robert Dinkins (3 star recruit [Grade: 79], position rank: 24th) (Rivals Rating: 3 star, position rank: N/A)

DT: Tyler Powell (N/A, position rank: N/A) (Rivals Rating: 2 star, position rank: N/A)

DT: Jeremiah Clarke (N/A, position rank: N/A) (Rivals Rating: 3 star, position rank: N/A)

LB: Cayson Collins (N/A, position rank: N/A) (Rivals Rating: 3 star, position rank: 39th)

CB: Tajze Battle (3 star recruit [Grade: 76], position rank: 26th) (Rivals Rating: 2 star, position rank: N/A)

S: Ayden Bonilla (N/A, position rank: N/A) (Rivals Rating: 2 star, position rank: N/A)

S: Allen Artis (N/A, position rank: N/A) (Rivals Rating: 3 star, position rank: N/A)

S: Cameron Albright (N/A. position rank: N/A) (Rivals Rating: 3 star, position rank: N/A)

K: Freeman Jones (N/A, position rank: N/A) (Rivals Rating: 3 star, position rank: 2nd)

 

I also didn't want to make another thread, but here is a good fluff article on Fedora and the Tar Heels taking the next step.

 

Link: http://www.wralsport...rward/12554357/



#2 PiratePanther189

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:47 PM

It's early in the game right now for 2014, but every indication points to them having a great class. Lot of talent all over the field right now and it's becoming a program that players want to go to for things other than receiving a degree there, which couldn't necessarily be said 10 years ago.




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