UNC Football Class of 2016 Signee: S Myles Dorn

Inside Carolina takes a closer look at the Tar Heel signee.

BIO: Enrolled at UNC in January • Standout on both sides of the ball for Vance, recording six interceptions as a defensive back and 1,393 yards on 95 catches as a wide receiver • Son of Torin Dorn, former UNC running back and defensive back from 1986-89 • Torin rushed for 1,071 yards in his first three years in Chapel Hill, then started every game as a senior at cornerback before embarking on a six-year NFL career • Myles’s brother, Torin Jr., plays basketball at NC State • His mother, Rhonda, also graduated from UNC


RECRUITMENT: It wasn’t until his senior football season until Dorn truly tackled his recruitment. Initially, he identified Michigan State, UNC, NC State, Tennessee, and West Virginia as his official visit destinations. However, trips to UNC, NC State, Ohio State, and West Virginia ultimately made up his official visit schedule. He also took an official visit-like unofficial visit to Clemson the weekend of its game against Florida State. At halftime of an early December Vance High basketball game, Dorn announced for the Tar Heels.

WHY CAROLINA: “It was a tough decision because of the different schools that I had - (there were) some pretty good schools out there. I feel like I couldn’t make a bad decision, but Carolina had more for me there. I was trying to find a reason for me not to go to Carolina, but the more I went there I couldn’t really find one. … The official (visit) helped a lot, it really did. It showed me how I’d fit in with the scheme. The defensive scheme is what stood out the most while I was there. With what they’re looking for within that position, I think I have all the attributes. So, I think it’s a pretty good fit.”

EVALUATION: A big, physical athlete, Dorn could excel at either safety or wide receiver on the college level. As a receiver, he has soft hands, excellent concentration, and the body control to adjust to poorly thrown passes. As a safety – his likely collegiate position – he has the instincts, physicality, and range to play either free or strong. Regardless of the position, he plays with a quiet confidence.

HS COACH QUOTES: “Myles is an excellent athlete. 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 doesn’t come off the field. 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. 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.” — Aaron Brand, Vance HS

INSIDE THE COMMITMENT: UNC’s initial lead was completely wiped out when Dorn attended a Tar Heel camp with the expectation of earning a UNC scholarship offer. When an offer didn’t materialize, his Carolina Blue-tinted glasses flipped to the opposite hue on the color wheel … Read the full subscriber-only report

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