CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Myles Dorn will follow in his father’s footsteps after all.
During halftime of Vance High’s basketball game on Friday, Dorn told the crowd that he would continue his football career at North Carolina – just as his father did three decades earlier.
Dorn, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete, selected UNC over finalists Clemson, NC State, Ohio State, and West Virginia. Each of those finalists received an official visit, with the exception of Clemson.
Tar Heel assistant coach Gunter Brewer recruited Dorn as a safety for UNC.
“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.
Dorn starred both ways for Vance this season, recording six interceptions as a defensive back and 1,393 yards on 95 catches as a wide receiver.
“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.”
Before being drafted in 1990 and embarking on a six-year NFL career as a cornerback with the Los Angeles Raiders and St. Louis Rams, Dorn’s father, Torin, played for the Tar Heels.
Dorn’s mother also graduated from UNC. His brother, Torin Jr., is a basketball player at N.C. State.