In-State WR Favors UNC

Last summer Avyd Baldwin received a new recruiting life as a transfer from Burlington (N.C.) Williams to Arden (N.C.) Christ School forced a reclassification to a junior grade level. Now finally a senior, the interest continues to grow for Baldwin.

"Well, I still receive plenty of letters on a daily basis, but still no offers," said Baldwin. "But, I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of time for them to start rolling in."

Baldwin, a 6-foot, 170-pound wide receiver, originally made the move to Christ School for academic reasons, but the decision has given him another year to fine tune his skills and prove his worth at various camps and combines.

For the second straight year Baldwin will attend Scout.com's All-American Combine on March 26th, and plans to attend one-day camps at "every D-1 college in NC."

Although Baldwin is waiting on his first scholarship offer, he already claims a leader.

"I would have to say UNC is [my leader], but like I said it's still wide open for a lot of other schools," said Baldwin. "It's always been my favorite team growing up. My favorite receiver, Jesse Holley, goes there, whose number I wear now – No. 9. But the fact that they have a good dentistry program puts them on top because that's what I want to major in."

On March 4th Baldwin will head to Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' junior day where he hopes to learn the status of a possible UNC scholarship offer.

An all-conference receiver at Williams, Baldwin was moved to quarterback once at Christ School. However, he was eventually moved back to his more natural wide out position later in the year.

"[My junior season] went all right," said Baldwin. "I switched positions so much that I didn't get a chance to stack my stats on one position. I played quarterback at the beginning of the year and switched back to receiver at the end of the season, while playing DB the whole year."

Baldwin accounted for 915 all-purpose yards and nine all-purpose touchdowns on offense, and picked off five passes on defense.

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