UNC Football lands commitment from transfer offensive lineman

The UNC football program is in need of offensive line depth, as they started to address that need by earning a commitment from Georgia transfer Austin Blaske.

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With four key offensive lineman exhausting their elligibility, the UNC football program needs to add some depth to this position of need.

On Friday, Mack Brown and his staff started that process, as they earned a commitment from Georgia transfer Austin Blaske.

Blaske has an interesting story, as he was originally supposed to begin his collegiate career in North Carolina. Just days prior to signing with NC State, Blaske flipped his commitment to the Georgia Bulldogs, electing to play in his home state. Over his career at Georgia, Blaske played in 18 games and was part of two national championship squads.

A 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive tackle, Blaske competed for the team's starting left tackle job, but ultimately was beat out by Earnest Greene. Due to injuries, Blaske played a total of 29 snaps over three games this season, as he entered the portal in hopes of finding more playing time.

Given his lack of play time this year, Blaske will be utilizing his redshirt season, meaning he'll have two seasons of eligibility to work with. This is good for the UNC football program, as they hope that he could be a steady presence on the offensive line for the foreseeable future.

Offensive line is still an area of concern for the UNC football program, as there's still plenty of holes to fill before next season comes around. However, this is a good start for the Tar Heels, as Blaske provides great size and upside if he can stay healthy.

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