Heels Offer Ingersoll

Since he attended North Carolina's camp in July, the Tar Heels have been talking about extending Michael Ingersoll a scholarship offer. All that talk became reality Monday night when the Heels offered the jumbo athlete.

"Coach [Hal] Hunter came to the game Friday night," said Ingersoll. "Coach [Dave] Brock [Ingersoll's recruiting coordinator] called me Sunday night and told me their thoughts and asked me to call them back Monday night. I did and that's when they told me they were offering me a full scholarship and that they want me to come to the game this week so that Coach [John] Bunting could [offer] in person."

Ingersoll, a 6-foot-4, 260-pounder from Matthews (N.C.) Butler, was also recently offered by East Carolina. He adds his latest to an offer sheet that already included Akron and Vanderbilt.

With his frame and athletic ability, Ingersoll possesses the potential to play numerous positions in college. However, North Carolina is looking for him to fill in along the offensive line.

"Mainly I'm being recruited as an offensive tackle," said Ingersoll. "Tight end hasn't been ruled out, but right now it's looking like if I were to go to Carolina it would be as a tackle."

For the most part, Ingersoll is open when it comes to favorites. However, the Tar Heels have been on his mind for quite some time.

"I've always liked Carolina," said Ingersoll. "I have good feelings about the university, the football program, and the coaching staff. I'll get a better feel for the campus and all that on an official visit, and that's what I'm really waiting for."

During his unofficial this weekend, Ingersoll plans to discuss taking an official visit with North Carolina. He is already in discussions with Vanderbilt, Akron and East Carolina regarding official visits to those schools.

Butler ended the regular season with a 9-2 record and will travel to West Forsyth for the first round of the NCHSAA 4AA playoffs Friday. Individually, Ingersoll has caught 12 passes for 150 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion. He is also grading out at 90 percent on average as a blocker.

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