2014 offensive tackle Caleb Samuel is officially a North Carolina Tar Heel. The Macon, Georgia native committed to North Carolina in nearly a year ago in April last year and officially signed his letter of intent this morning.
Head coach Larry Fedora is not only looking for physical power and dominance on the line, but he is looking for players who have great awareness and can move around quickly. Samuel holds the best record for the vertical jump with a 29.8 according to ESPN.
Weight: 255 pounds
Rank: 80th Positional, 85th State
Rating: Three Star (ESPN)
Hometown: Macon, Georgia
Offers: Boston College, Kentucky, Louisville, Massachusetts, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, Old Miss, and Temple
Samuel’s smaller build fits Fedora’s playbook, which calls for smaller linemen but they’ve also got speed and athleticism that makes up for the smaller size creating issues for the defense. North Carolina last year had one of the smallest offensive lines in the nation.
Samuel is quick and he knows how to move his feet and he’s got one of the best frame’s in this year’s recruiting class. There is an opening at the offensive tackle and with the new recruits officially signed, Fedora is going to have his hands full determining who will start.