With the departure of James Hurst and Russell Bodine, the Tar Heels have an immediate need for a big and physical player to fill the voids on the offensive line. Bentley Spain brings just what head coach Larry Fedora needs next season. He’s big. He’s explosive. He’s powerful.
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Spain will get his first taste of Carolina football as a player later this spring in the annual Blue/White game. He signed his letter of intent on July 19, 2013 and has been enrolled in classes for the spring semester.
Weight: 292 pounds
Rank: 12th Positional, 10th State
Rating: Four Star (ESPN)
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Spain has great size, frame, and brings a great pass blocking game to the North Carolina offensive line to protect quarterbacks Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky.
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Turning down offers from Clemson, Duke, Florida, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, NC State, Penn State, South Carolina, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Virginia Tech to player the North Carolina Tar Heels. Spain saw that UNC had a great need for help on the offensive line and saw that he’d be an immediate fit and could see early playing time.