North Carolina’s head start with Luke Elder paid off on Saturday. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive lineman from LaGrange (Ga.) High committed to the Tar Heels during the Freak Show, sources have confirmed.
“They were the first to really show a lot of interest, as far as big-time schools – I always liked that about them,” Elder said last month.
Elder attended two UNC victories (San Diego State and Pittsburgh) last season and then returned in late January for a junior day. He then attended a camp session in Chapel Hill earlier this month before returning to campus on Saturday.
He made double-digit campus visits to schools he was considering as he moved toward a decision and ultimately chose UNC over offers from California, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Missouri, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
Elder is UNC’s third offensive line commitment for the 2016 class, but first that projects to play offensive tackle.
Elder Commits to UNC
Inside Carolina Top Stories
Roy Williams: 'I Love Winning'Tar Heel coach was a guest on The Sidelines Podcast on Thursday.
Inside CarolinaYesterday at 2:11 PM
NCAA's History of Protocol BreachThe NCAA's overreach in the UNC case follows a pattern from several high-profile cases in recent years.
Inside CarolinaYesterday at 9:20 AM
Adams Rejoins Fedora's Coaching StaffAdams previously coached for four seasons under Larry Fedora.
Inside CarolinaYesterday at 9:15 AM
Scoop: Countdown to Signing DayMonday’s verbal commitments from Beau Corrales and Jordan Tucker completed North Carolina’s objectives at wide receiver and offensive line, respectively. What's UNC’s focus with…
Inside CarolinaYesterday at 6:23 AM