North Carolina Football Recruiting: Ranking 4 Best Recruits for UNC

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Nov 29, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora (left) leads his team onto the field prior to the first half against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Kenan Memorial Stadium Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA Today.

#3 William Sweet

Sweet is a four star offensive tackle, per, from First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Sweet is one of the early enrollees who entered Chapel Hill a semester early in January, so he will have a huge leg up to some of his Tar Heel counterparts when it comes to learning the scheme for August practices.

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  • Sweet is a very talented player, ranking 127th in the nation according to Scout. He was also a great advocate for the program, helping Fedora and his staff recruit other players to come to the Tar Heels.
    Those are the types of guys that you want entering the program.

    I’m not sure how Sweet fits into the short-term equation for the Tar Heel offensive line. It is unlikely that Sweet will start next season for the Heels, as UNC returns all five offensive lineman. However, none of the five, save for maybe Landon Turner, was particularly impressive. Sweet is a tackle, so he will either be competing with John Ferranto and Bently Spain or Jon Heck and R.J. Prince on the right side.

    My thought is that Sweet might be a potential red-shirt candidate, but then again, he did enroll early. The coaching staff will certainly give him a chance to battle to get a starting job in Spring and Summer practices.

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