UNC in Latham's Top 5

About two months ago North Carolina became the first to extend a scholarship offer to Kevion Latham. That, as well as their location, has the Tar Heels in good position for this sleeper prospect.

"[North] Carolina is close to home and a lot of my family is in North Carolina or down the east coast," said Latham, who also lists Vanderbilt, Penn State, Stanford, and Georgia Tech as his favorites.

Additionally, UNC is the only school the 6-2, 210-pound Latham has unofficially visited this spring.

"I've been to Carolina's junior day," said Latham. "While I was there, they just told me that they want me. They said they could put me at defensive end or back me up and put me at outside linebacker. They said I was good on my feet. They said they would put me where they need me.

"I will play wherever they want me to play. I like playing down; I like coming off the end getting those sacks. But I'll play anywhere if they ask me – I'll play safety."

Latham is hoping to have his collegiate decision out of the way before the end of the summer, but the lack of visits might push that decision back.

"I want to make my decision before the season starts," said Latham. "We'll just have to see – maybe before the season starts or maybe February 1st. I want to go on as many visits as I can to see these schools, before making my decision."

Although he's still in the process of mapping out his summer camping schedule, Latham plans to include North Carolina among his camping destinations.

During his first year on varsity at Greensboro (N.C.) Page, Latham recorded 12 ½ sacks and was second on the team in tackles, as a junior. He earned second team all-conference recognition for his accomplishments.

In addition to the Tar Heels, Latham holds offers from Cal, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Oregon, and Vanderbilt.

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