Alvarez Back from UNC Camp

Despite arriving late Friday night, William Alvarez received plenty of opportunities to speak to members of North Carolina's coaching staff – especially head coach, John Bunting – during the Tar Heels' rising senior camp.

"It went good – it went really good," said Alvarez. "They took me around the campus, and I talked to a lot of coaches – I talked to Coach [John] Bunting a lot. He was just talking to me about the campus, about the football team, about how he would like to have me on the team, and about how he runs the ball and that's what I [block] best."

Alvarez, a 6-foot-5 310-pound offensive tackle from Woodbridge (Va.) Hylton, also received the opportunity to work in-depth with new offensive line coach, Mark Weber.

"It was real good, he's a great coach," said Alvarez. "He taught me a lot of things that I'll be able to use during the season."

During the camp, Alvarez enjoyed the one-on-one passing rush drills, and singled out new North Carolina commitment William Brimfield as the best defensive lineman he faced.

Currently, Alvarez is up to 17 scholarship offers including Florida, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Miami, N.C. State, North Carolina, Penn State, Temple, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

With a verbal commitment not likely until later in the year, Alvarez still lacks any favorites.

"I still don't have favorites," said Alvarez. "[I'll probably narrow things down] during the season."

Following his camping experience in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels are in good shape.

"Things are looking good with North Carolina," said Alvarez. "I'm still open minded, but I liked my trip down there.

"I feel that their recruiting class is good, they're basically a team on the rise, [and] it's kind of close to home, but not too far. I still have other places to look at."

This was Alvarez's first camp of the summer, and with summer school about to start, it more than likely will be his last camp. He does plan to make an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech, and hopes to visit Miami, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia before making his decision.

A four-star prospect, Alvarez is the 31st ranked offensive lineman by

During his junior season as Woodbridge (Va.) Hylton, Alvarez earned Associated Press All-State honors.

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