2016 Target: Myles Dorn

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- North Carolina legacy Myles Dorn is receiving plenty of attention from his father’s alma mater, as well as several other schools. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound safety from Vance High School recently visited UNC for its Coastal Division win over Georgia Tech.

Scouting Report

“Myles is an excellent athlete,” Vance head coach Aaron Brand said. “He’s a basketball player that loves football. He absolutely loves the game. He’s extremely humble and he’s a hard worker – a hard worker. You can tell he doesn’t want to leave a game saying, ‘What if I’d have done this, what if I’d have done that to help change the outcome.’ He’s going to help dictate the outcome himself.

“He’s the type that’s going to be there every day. He’s going to be at everything you assign. And he’s just very dependable. He’s a very well-rounded kid from a very well-rounded family.

“He’s a really, really good athlete. Before this year, I don’t think he’s hit anybody, but this year he’s had some great moments, defensively, that he’s really showed that he’ll get after you on either side of the ball. If I’d had Myles since his freshman year, he’d be a receiver first and DB second, because his hand-eye coordination is immaculate… He’s going to go up and high-ball the catch.”

At UNC’s camp in June, Dorn clocked a 4.7-second 40-yard dash and broad jumped 9-foot-3.

Prep Career

As a freshman, Dorn was Vance’s backup quarterback and a reserve safety on varsity. He became a starting safety during his sophomore season, intercepting six passes while making 77 tackles, and seven pass breakups.

Brand became Vance’s head coach this past offseason and immediately converted Dorn to receiver. Dorn seized a starting role on offense and became an impactful force on defense.

“He doesn’t come off the field,” Brand said. “Sometimes we think we’re wearing him out, but we ask him ‘Myles, you need a break?’ and he always says ‘No.’ He just loves to play.”

Dorn ended the regular season leading the MECKA Conference in receptions (52) and leading the city of Charlotte in touchdown receptions (12). He also had 846 yards receiving heading into Vance’s first round playoff victory against Mooresville.

Defensively, Dorn has 46 tackles (35 solo), three interceptions and eight pass breakups.


Dorn has received an offer from Miami (Ohio), as well as interest from Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, Purdue, Stanford, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

An offer from UNC, though, would likely have the greatest effect on Dorn’s recruitment.

“We’re both confident that the [UNC] offer will come,” Brand said. “… He never mentions it, but when I do mention it, he’s kind of eager for it to happen [because] both of his parents went there and he feels like he has a relationship with that university and a relationship with Coach [Gunter] Brewer.”

Brewer, who recruits the Queen City for the Tar Heels, has kept Dorn consistently updated on the status of a possible UNC offer.

“Mostly they’ve been saying, ‘Keep working, you’ll be there,’” Dorn said.

Dorn has been a UNC fan since he was a child primarily because both of his parents are alumni. His father, Torin, played cornerback for the Tar Heels before being drafted in 1990 and embarking on a six-year NFL career with the Los Angeles Raiders and St. Louis Rams.

“We’re a Carolina family,” Dorn said.

Despite being a UNC legacy, Dorn is keeping his options open.

“I’m not saying that I’m pressured to go to North Carolina, because [my family] always says to weigh all my options,” Dorn said. “But, on the inside they want me to go to go to Carolina – definitely my mom [wants me to go to UNC], but my dad is very open.”

Since the end of the 2013 season, UNC is the only school that Dorn has visited. He camped at the school and attended the Tar Heels’ thrilling 48-43 victory over Georgia Tech.

“The game was great – it was great,” Dorn said. “I liked the atmosphere. It was a really nice experience. I brought my little brother up there and he liked it too.”

Wake Forest is the only other school that Dorn has visited as a recruit.

Extra Notes

Besides his parents, Dorn’s uncle also graduated from UNC. His older brother, Torin, is a freshman guard for UNC Charlotte’s basketball team… Dorn is also a member of Vance’s basketball and track-and-field teams.

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