North Carolina if beefing up at the tight end position with Eric Ebron leaving early and has signed their second big get for the position. Tight end Avery Edwards who committed to UNC in last June officially signed his letter of intent earlier this morning to play for the Tar Heels.
The Raleigh, North Carolina recruit comes to Chapel Hill this fall alongside Ohio native Brandon Fritts who will compete with Jack Tabb for the starting nod.
Weight: 215 pounds
Rank: 22nd Positional, 28th State
Rating: Three Star (ESPN)
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Offers: Appalachian State, Arkansas, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest
The 22nd ranked tight end has 45 receptions last season for 629 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior in high school. He was also selected to play in the U.S. Football Classic.
Like UNC tight end Jack Tabb, Edwards can play on the defensive side of the ball. Edwards is very well talented defensive end.
Edwards was a priority for head coach Larry Fedora and the Tar Heels during his recruitment with the expectations that Eric Ebron would be leaving. His departure was later confirmed and made the signing of Edwards much more important for UNC.