Heels After Another Jacksonville OL

After signing Zack Handerson this past February, the North Carolina coaching staff will attempt to land another offensive tackle from Jacksonville (Fla.) Bartram Trail High School. The Tar Heels are among the 15 or so schools who have extended a scholarship offer to Thomas Edenfield.

Thus far, the 6-foot-5, 280-pounder has only made unofficial visits to Georgia and Florida. However, from July 10th to July 15th he will be taking a campus tour that will include South Carolina, Clemson, and North Carolina. The tour will end at UNC's individual camp on July 14th, where Edenfield will be participating.

Despite never being on campus, Edenfield "likes North Carolina" mostly because of the relationship he has already developed with members of the coaching staff, especially his primary recruiter Danny Pearman.

"We talk a lot," said Edenfield. "Me and Coach Pearman and Coach [John] Bunting and the o-line coach [Mark Weber], we talk a lot. They are telling me about the campus, how [UNC] is an up-and-coming program, and definitely about the academics."

Edenfield, who hopes to make a verbal commitment before the start of his senior season, currently lacks any true favorites, but will narrow things down soon.

"Right now pretty much, whoever is interested in me, I'm interested in them," said Edenfield. "Pretty soon here I'll narrow it down. Within the next month or two I'll have it narrowed down to a top five."

Although having a former teammate on their roster won't effect Edenfield's decision, Handerson has definitely attempted to recruit his former teammate for UNC.

"He told me a lot of good things about [UNC], but [him signing there] won't really affect me," said Edenfield.

Edenfield's offers list continues to grow, as it currently includes Clemson, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Nebraska, and South Carolina in addition to the Tar Heels.

Before his junior season, Edenfield transferred from Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln to Bartram Trail where he and Handerson helped formed one of the better offensive lines in Florida.

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