UNC Offers Florida OL

Following his performance at North Carolina's camp last Thursday, massive offensive lineman Tyree St. Louis added a UNC scholarship offer.

"After the camp, we took a tour of the school," St. Louis said. "And then one of the coaches pulled me aside and into the offensive line coach's room. [Chris Kapilovic] and I talked about me, my family, my school. He talked about how well I did in camp – how I preformed. I talked about the things I liked and he talked about the things he liked. And then he offered me a scholarship."

Over a dozen schools have offered St. Louis, a Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy product, including Florida, Miami, Southern Cal, and Tennessee.

"It feels good [to get the UNC offer], because it's one I had to work for," St. Louis said.

St. Louis arrived at UNC at 6-foot-5 ½ and 306 pounds with a reach of 34 ½ inches. Those measurables paired with the athleticism he displayed in drills has the UNC staff envisioning St. Louis as a versatile offensive lineman.

"[Kapiliovic] said I could play more than one position on the offense line," St. Louis said. "I could play right tackle, left tackle, left guard, right guard – everything but center."

According to St. Louis, most schools are recruiting him as a tackle. He starts at left tackle for IMG Academy.

St. Louis camped at UNC as part of a bus tour originating from the greater Tampa area of Florida. While most of his bus-mates were skill position players, St. Louis was the only Floridian working out at offensive line under the guidance of Kapilovic.

"He's a good coach," St. Louis said. "He knows what he's talking about. The little tricks he taught us should be able to help me at my school."

As St. Louis mentioned previously, the Tampa area group was given a campus tour following their participation in Thursday's camp.

"The campus is beautiful," St. Louis said. "I love the colors. I love the layout. Everything was nice to me."

St. Louis's bus tour continued on Friday with a stop at NC State. Prior to UNC, they camped at Clemson, Georgia, and Wake Forest.

Before embarking on his bus tour, St. Louis was unable to visit schools outside of Florida. His only recruiting trips were to Central Florida, Florida, and Florida State.

St. Louis doesn't claim any favorite schools, but says that UNC left a positive impression on him.

"It's a nice school, nice program, [and] they put a lot of a lot of offensive linemen in the NFL so I'm interested," St. Louis said.

"Still no time soon am I making a [favorite schools] list. At the end of the summer, I'm going to review all my offers and look at the pros and cons of each school. And then I'll make a decision sometime probably in January."

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