Heels Pick Up Fball Commitment

Powhatan (Va.) Blessed Sacrament tight end and defensive tackle Kyle Jolly recently received an offer from North Carolina, and the big man did not want to wait on making a decision.

"Well, really, I think he is pretty much set on going there," says the Blessed Sacrament head coach Mike Henderson. "Richmond, VMI, James Madison they all had offers on the table, and then lately some of the other schools that had been calling and looking down here were Duke, Marshall, and pretty much all the ACC schools.

"We're playing him at tight end and defensive tackle, and in college he will be an offensive tackle. Right now, he is legitimately 6-6, 274. Every time he plays a sport, he gets bigger, I mean he played basketball last winter and gained twenty pounds, during football season he gained ten, and during this season he gained ten. He's just growing so much, so I think most colleges, North Carolina in particular, see him as a 6-6, 315 pound offensive tackle. He moves well enough that he can play tight end and he catches well."

Henderson says that with Jolly gaining over 40 pounds since the spring, the interest is really growing.

"He was starting to generate a whole lot more interest, he's a really good football player. He dominates a game as much as you can from a tight end position and from a defensive tackle position. This year he has 13 catches for 136 yards and five touchdowns. He hasn't dropped a pass all year."

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