2007 Intro: Thomas Karathanas

Last August, Thomas Karathanas switched coasts when he moved from Los Angeles (Calif.) to Pfafftown (N.C.). Playing for Reagan High School in its first year of fielding a varsity football team, Karanthanas had a solid season, which yielded college interest from schools on both coasts.

"[Recruiting] is going good, North Carolina is recruiting me hard right now – sending me a lot of mail," said Karathanas. "North Carolina keeps telling me every day that they want to see me on the campus soon, so I'm going to try to get there."

Karathanas is hoping to make his first unofficial visit to Chapel Hill either this weekend for the spring game or over the summer for the Tar Heels' camp. He has already visited Florida, Duke, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Although Karathanas is awaiting his first scholarship offer, he has decided to single out two schools as his early favorites.

"I like North Carolina, and Tennessee I liked a lot, too," said Karathanas. "I like North Carolina the state, and [UNC] are recruiting me the hardest. With Tennessee, I love the area around it and [head football coach] Phillip Fulmer was awesome, he was real nice."

During Scout.com's All-American Combine, Karathanas ran the 20-yard shuttle in 4.72 seconds and the 40-yard dash in 6.19 seconds. He also looked solid in one-on-one trench drills against several premiere defensive linemen.

A 6-foot-3, 266-pounder, Karathanas stars at offensive tackle for Pfafftown (N.C.) Reagan, but is being recruited as an offensive guard.

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