Four star Offensive Tackle R.J. Prince of Albemarle, NC has signed his letter of intent to play college football for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Prince is one of four players in the 2013 class that have enrolled early and already signed, Keeping It Heel is profiling them along with each prospects who signs his LOI today. Ranked as the the No. 51 offensive tackle in the country by Scout and one of the top 10 in the South.
Prince chose to play for Larry Fedora at UNC over Dabo Swaney and Clemson pledging his verbal commitment to the Tar Heels in mid February. Prince also had offers from South Carolina, Mississippi State, N.C. State, East Carolina and Duke.
Prince was previously committed to Clemson he did several interviews and kept a recruits journal with Keeping It Heel and detailed what he called the Clemson dilemma. Swaney has a stern rule on commits visiting other schools and once Prince made the decision to come to Chapel Hill he essentially lost his Clemson scholarship.
Prince decommitted from Clemson when he took a visit to UNC in early February and after committing to UNC his commitment to the program and coach Fedora never wavered. Since he has taken countless visits to Chapel Hill he told KIH during an interview in July that he visited campus at least twice a month.
Praised for his ability to run block and potential to be a big time bull dozing tackle at the next level. An agile OT that can move, pull if he needs to, and gets to the next level quick. Projected to be a RT early in career at Carolina, Prince has the ability to move over to LT in the future.
Prince is one of three signees on the offensive line and the only scholarship offensive tackle coming in this season along with preferred walk on Schuyler Coleman. Price won’t find a starting spot in his freshman year but will likely contribute on special teams and find himself in the rotation on the OL right away.
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