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UNC OL Pledge Jonah Melton Tears ACL

UNC pledge could miss senior football season.

North Carolina verbal commitment Jonah Melton has torn his ACL, according to Mebane (N.C.) Eastern Alamance head coach John Kirby.

Melton, 6-foot-3, 293-pound offensive lineman, injured his knee while participating in the Rivals Camp a couple of weekends back. Initially, the injury wasn't deemed serious, but a recent MRI revealed the tear. His doctor wants to perform surgery on the knee next week, Kirby said.

According to Kirby, Melton will visit with UNC doctors this week for a second opinion. A recovery timetable won’t be known until he returns from Chapel Hill.

The four-star prospect verbally committed to the Tar Heels last October.

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