Maybin Crashes Camp

During the Tar Heels' final senior camp of the summer, an unexpected – but not unwelcome – guest arrived for the final session.

Aaron Maybin, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end from Ellicott City (Md.) Mount Hebron, decided to extend his trip down south after taking some verbal jabs from the North Carolina coaching staff.

"I was actually at Virginia Tech for a [unofficial] visit," said Maybin. "I went down to North Carolina just because I was down south already. So I shot over to North Carolina for an unofficial after I visited Virginia Tech.

"The coaches [at North Carolina] didn't believe that I ran a 4.5 [forty-yard dash time], so they kept playing with me saying ‘You don't run no 4.5, no defensive end runs a 4.5.' So I just went down to time, but since I was already down there and I had my cleats and stuff I just decided to participate in one of the sessions, because you know you're down there and after you get done running people are talking trash.

"I just told them to line me up against the best that was there. We had a lot of fun – me and Aleric [Mullins]."

During drills wasn't the only instance Maybin spent time with Mullins. The defensive linemen also roomed and basically went through the motions of a visit together.

"Aleric really likes North Carolina and that was my first time down there," said Maybin. "Me and him stayed with Barrington [Edwards] together for a couple nights, so everything we were doing we just did together. He's really a great guy.

"We got a chance to do the one-on-ones together and we just couldn't be stopped. It was just great to feed off of each other's energy and he plays with a high energy just like I do. I just think that we gel well together."

Currently, Maybin is in the process of narrowing his favorite schools down to the five he plans to officially visit. So far only Penn State has made the cut, but North Carolina is very much in the race.

"I like them," said Maybin. "They are one of the ten teams that we're considering for official visits right now. I definitely want to come back to North Carolina. The coaching staff and the need at my position and all that is enticing for me to come back so I think I'm going to try to come back down there."

In addition to the Tar Heels and Nittany Lions, Maybin includes Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisiana State, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech among his favorites. Maybin, who owns offers from each of the ten schools, will select the other four visits by the start of his senior football season.

After a solid sophomore season, Maybin accumulated 79 tackles including 26 for a loss and nine sacks. He also forced two and recovered three fumbles.

Additionally, Maybin won the county and regional championships and placed 4th in the state in wrestling.

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