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LB recruit commits to Tar Heels
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A scholarship offer first extended by former coach John Bunting paid off for North Carolina coach Butch Davis when New Bern High linebacker Kevin Reddick committed to the Tar Heels last weekend. Reddick, who's 6-foot-2 and 217 pounds, made more than 200 tackles as a senior, is ranked the eighth-best prospect in North Carolina by scout.com. He also considered South Carolina and East Carolina.

HEELS LAND THREE:

TIM STEVENS
(Raleigh) News & Observer

 UNC picked up commitments from linebacker Zach Brown (6-1, 212) of Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military; quarterback A.J. Blue (6-2, 205) of North Gaston; and cornerback Alonzo Dennard (5-10, 185) of Rochelle (Ga.) Wilcox.

As a high school senior in 2007, Brown, who has been timed at 4.39 seconds over 40 yards, won Maryland state titles at 100 meters (10.67 seconds) and 200 meters (21.52).

Miller Safrit, a regional recruiting analyst for Scout.com., said UNC is loading up on fast linebackers, noting the commitments of Kevin Reddick of New Bern and Ebele Okakpu of Roswell, Ga.

Blue was a dual-threat quarterback at North Gaston, leading the team to a 12-3 season last fall. North Gaston lost to Western Alamance 62-36 in the state 3-A title game.

Blue had 5,077 career passing yards and 4,623 career rushing yards. In 2007, he had 2,265 rushing yards and 1,603 passing yards.

Safrit said Dennard was overlooked by some college programs because he played in a run-oriented conference.

"He doesn't jump out on film," Safrit said. "You have to look at several games to appreciate how well he plays in the secondary."

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