UNC Football program set to lose key secondary member to transfer portal

A member of the secondary who was expected to play a big role for the UNC football program this upcoming season is expected to enter the transfer portal.
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As the 2024 college football season is just a few months away, the UNC football program is currently using spring practices to gauge where their roster currently sits.

Well, the Tar Heels will have to re-adjust, as a key member of the projected secondary intends on entering the transfer portal.

Lejond Cavazos, who originally transferred to North Carolina from Ohio State, will make his third collegiate stop as a graduate transfer. Cavazos will have two seasons of eligibility to work with.

In his two seasons with the UNC football program, Cavazos registered 25 tackles and four passes defended. At the end of last season, the San Antonio, Texas native struggled, as he allowed 10 receptions on 12 targets for 109 yards and missed three tackles during what would end up being his final three games as a Tar Heel.

Given that he spent spring practices working with the ones and twos, this is a rather big loss for the UNC football program. A veteran in the secondary, Cavazos was likely projected to play a big role on the Tar Heels defense this season, as they'll have to regroup and figure out how to fill the void.

Fortunately, Mack Brown and company have options. They could explore the transfer portal, as there should be plenty of talent to look at over the next few weeks, or can rely on the student-athletes already on campus to help bridge the gap at the position.

Regardless, the Tar Heels will explore every potential option, as there's always potential to have more roster shakeups once spring practices are completed at the end of this week.