Ingersoll Has Heels in Top 3

Back in June, Michael Ingersoll attended North Carolina's one-day camp as a virtual unknown working with the tight ends. He left with an invitation to this past weekend's camp with a new position assignment – offensive tackle.

Ingersoll, a 6-foot-4, 245-pounder from Matthews (N.C.) Butler, gladly took the Tar Heels' coaching staff up on their offer having yet another solid camp performance.

"It went really well, about as well as the first time I was there," said Ingersoll. "I felt I did good the first session – the Friday night session.

"In the morning I was shaky because the whole offensive line thing is brand new to me. But, the coaches taught me new techniques which allowed me to see some progress. In the afternoon I felt like the expectations were higher, but I also felt the coaching staff had confidence in me getting it done."

His experience with the coaching staff during the camp has earned the Tar Heels' a spot on Ingersoll's early top three list, which also includes Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.

"Carolina is one of my favorites," said Ingersoll. "The coaching staff is what really got me. The coaches are completely honest. I love the atmosphere, I love the feeling I get when I go there, and I just love Carolina -- since I was five years old."

Ingersoll, who owns offers from Akron and Vanderbilt, has yet to garner a tender from the Tar Heels. However, that could change with a quality senior season.

"As of right now, they want to come down and watch a game sometime," said Ingersoll. "They said they are still evaluating me."

Although he started at right guard last season for Butler, Ingersoll will be the starting tight end and also see significant time at defensive end. Last season, Ingersoll was named lineman of the week for his team six times, including four weeks in a row.

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