UNC Offers Fla. Lineman

North Carolina assistant coach Dan Disch made an evaluation visit to Ponte Vedra (Fla.) Nease last week and left behind a scholarship offer for Lucas Crowley, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound offensive lineman.

"Coach Disch came by and watched my spring practice," Crowley said. "He talked to my coaches afterwards and then my coach told me I had an offer from them."

Besides UNC, Crowley has collected scholarship offers from Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Prior to last week's evaluation visit, Crowley had a recent phone conversation with Disch.

"He was just telling me about North Carolina and the school itself, what they have academically, and what they've done in the past," Crowley said.

Crowley describes his interest level in UNC as "medium."

"I do not know much about North Carolina," Crowley said. "I know a little bit, but I don't know enough to really make a true opinion."

UNC, like most schools, is recruiting Crowley to play center. After starting at left tackle the past two seasons for Nease, Crowley was converted to center this spring and is expected to start there this coming fall.

South Carolina offered Crowley early in the process, prompting him to make several visits to Columbia and to name the Gamecocks his leader. However, once more offers poured in, Crowley opened up his recruitment.

"I don't really have a leader or any favorites right now," Crowley said.

In spite of the lack of any favorite schools, Crowley would like to make a verbal commitment before the end of the summer.

"I'd love to get it done before the season, but I'm not in any rush to get it done," Crowley said. "I'm not afraid to make an early commitment if I feel it's right. But, right now, I would like to get it done before the season starts so I don't have anything to worry about.

"I'm looking for a school with a lot of tradition and is a good program with good academics."

South Carolina is the only school Crowley has visited that has offered. He has also visited Alabama, Florida, and Florida State.

Crowley is scheduled to visit Tennessee on June 2 and camp at Florida on June 9.

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