Elder Commits to UNC

North Carolina added its third offensive lineman - and first offensive tackle - with the commitment of Luke Elder on Saturday night.

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.

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