Visit Puts Heels In Front For S.C. OL

Back in June, Ryan Cave earned a Tar Heel scholarship offer with his performance during North Carolina's senior camp. Developing the new found interest in UNC after the offer, Cave unofficially visited Chapel Hill for the Wisconsin game to learn more about the program.

"It was great," said Cave. "I love the atmosphere up there. Right now, I'm leaning towards them. It's a great school."

In addition to attending North Carolina's home opener, Cave toured the football facilities, hung out with some of the players, and talked extensively with the coaching staff about next year's guard situation – the position the 6-foot-4, 340-pounder is being recruiting for.

"They have some opening at guard," said Cave. "They said I'm more than likely to see some early playing time in college. They have two seniors graduating [at guard] so they'll be an open spot next year."

The scholarship offer sparked his interest, but what Cave heard and saw during his stay in Chapel Hill has earned the Tar Heels the label of leader.

"More than likely that's probably where I'm going to go," said Cave. "That's the only school that's offered me, they've been contacting me a lot, and I just love the campus up there."

Cave isn't sure when he will make a verbal commitment, but he plans to take unofficial visits to both Duke and Virginia Tech before making a final decision.

With Cave anchoring the offensive line, Beaufort (S.C.) High School is off to a 4-1 start. In those five games, Cave has recorded 17 pancakes (or knockdown) blocks.

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