2006: Nathaniel Irving

Heading into the recruiting season Nathaniel Irving of Teachey (N.C.) Wallace-Rose Hill favored N.C. State. However, things have changed for the 6-foot-3, 210-pound jumbo athlete, who owns a 4.50-forty.

"Right now I'm starting to like [North] Carolina," said Irving. "I like the football program, the academic program, and how people are treated up there."

Irving's interest in the Tar Heels peaked during his unofficial visit to Chapel Hill for North Carolina's first Junior Day.

"It was pretty good; I liked it," said Irving. "I got to watch practice and check out the locker room after that. I got to meet some of the coaches. They were telling me how they do things and how they treat their players."

Irving plans to take his second unofficial visit to Charlottesville on April 2nd for Virginia's Junior Day. He has also begun to map out his summer camping schedule and hopes to include North Carolina, N.C. State and East Carolina among the camps.

Playing linebacker, defensive end, and tight end for Wallace-Rose Hill, Irving piled up 110 tackles, six forced fumbles and 12 all-purpose touchdowns on his way to All-Conference honors.

Although he could play numerous positions at the next level, Irving revealed that he is mostly being recruiting for linebacker.

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