Solid Combine For Jolly

Although North Carolina commit Tarvorris Jolly didn't have the showing he had hoped, the athlete from Shelby (N.C.) was still able to post one of the more solid performances during the Shrine Bowl Combine held in Charlotte this past weekend.

"I did well," said Jolly. "My forty-time can be better – I got a 4.5. I'd like to get another chance to run it, I think I could do better."

After measuring in at 5'11¼" and 178 pounds, Jolly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds and 20-yard shuttle in 4.50 seconds. He also recorded a 29.3-inch vertical and did 11 repetitions of 185 pounds.

Being committed to the Tar Heels, Jolly wasn't too worried about increasing his recruiting stock during the combine. His current focus is firmly planted in the books to ensure he'll be a full qualifier.

"Everything has been going good," said Jolly. "Basically I've been focusing on getting my grades up and working on my SATs so I won't have to go to a junior college or anything."

Despite his commitment to Carolina, Jolly's impressive junior year tape and combine performances have drawn national interest. Tennessee and Oklahoma have beefed up their recruiting efforts despite his pledge to the Heels.

Regardless, the Tar Heels' coaching staff has stayed on Jolly, even offering to make him an extended part of the recruiting staff.

"Coach [Andre] Powell came last week and talked to me," said Jolly. "He said he was going to have me talk to some [recruits]; I said I was fine with that."

Jolly plans to be on hand for North Carolina's summer camp, where the coaching staff can better evaluate if he will play wide receiver or safety for the Tar Heels.

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