Edwards Excited About Littrell

Like many others, North Carolina pledge Avery Edwards learned that UNC plans to add Seth Littrell its coaching staff through media reports.

"I read the reports, but I haven't had a chance to talk to him," the 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end from Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft said. "I know what I've heard from people – he comes from the spread. I know that he'll be coaching tight ends and he'll be the offensive coordinator. So I think for all tight ends it couldn't have worked out any better."

Like many members of UNC's '14 commitment list, Edwards took his official visit over the weekend. One of the few unanswered questions he wanted to get resolved last weekend was who would be his position coach.

"It was definitely a big deal, because that's the guy who's going to be looking out for me for four years and growing me into a man," Edwards said. "But from a football standpoint, it's Coach [Larry] Fedora's offense and as long as Coach Fedora is here, he's going to feature the spread."

Edwards posed his question to Fedora at the first opportunity.

"He wasn't allowed to tell me anything but he said he's very, very close to hiring a guy," Edwards said. "Obviously he was really close because it was the day after. But he said he had a bunch of interest from a bunch of coaches who were already coordinators and they wanted to switch over to UNC, because he said they saw what was happening over here."

Edwards's next goal is to meet Littrell.

Ron West, who recruits Wake County for UNC, is making an in-home visit with Edwards on Friday. The following Monday, West will return to Edwards's home with Larry Fedora.

"I'm hoping [Littrell] tags along," Edwards said. "I'm hoping I have a chance to meet him. But I have no idea. I know that he's coming from Indiana, so I know he's going to be moving and focused on that transition so Friday and Monday might be a little soon for him."

Walt Bell, UNC's former tight ends coach who departed for Arkansas State, played a key role in Edwards's recruitment.

"It was tough," Edwards said. "Coach Bell and I were close. We were really close – I'd go up there and visit him just for no reason. But I respect how he left. He called me and told me what was going on. So I wish him nothing but the best at Arkansas State. He can't coach me, but I know he'll be doing good things there."

Edwards, who has made countless visits to Chapel Hill unofficially, made his official visit with his parents. They arrived on Friday and remained in town until Sunday.

"This visit was special because most of the class was there," Edwards said. "So we really got to form a relationship. And also we got to hang out with players that are already there. I think it just brought the whole team together. The players that were there were really welcoming and made us feel like part of the team already."

Specifically, Edwards spent Friday night with the tight end group. That meant returnee Jack Tabb and meeting fellow freshman Brandon Fritts, a midterm enrollee, for the first time.

One of those tight ends, Eric Albright, served as Edwards's player host.

"I got to ask him questions about what I'm going to do in the future, how practice is," Edwards said. "It was good, because he's a tight end, so he could relate to all my questions."

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