Stahl Preparing For UNC

Since the midseason resurgence of North Carolina football, some have wondered if all of its current 2005 commitments still hold integral roles in the Tar Heels future plans. Many top recruits are taking another hard look at UNC; but Venice (Fla.) defensive tackle Aaron Stahl will still get his shot to factor in this rapidly improving class.

"They are planning to use me at the ‘3-Technique,'" said Aaron Stahl.

Stahl and his father spoke with Inside Carolina on Thursday, and both said everything was still a ‘Go' for Stahl to join the Tar Heels for summer workouts next year.

Stahl, who stands 6-3 and weighs 290 pounds, has put on well over 50 pounds in the last two years. He also had offers from South Florida and Florida Atlantic, and was being recruited by South Carolina, Michigan and Tennessee.

"I pretty much committed," he said. "I don't expect to take any other visits. I might, but I don't think I will."

UNC center Steven Bell escorted Stahl during his visit last weekend.

"It was just awesome," Stahl said. "We ate a lot of good food. There are a lot of pretty girls up there."

This week, Stahl is preparing for the Sarasota-Manatee Co. All-Star Game to be played Dec. 17. The Indians, which have enjoyed incredible success in recent years, finished just 5-4 in 2004, and missed the playoffs.

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