Flagg Will Join Team After Clearance

North Carolina could add another linebacker to the practice field this month if Wesley Flagg receives the go-ahead from the the NCAA Clearinghouse.

"Right now, I'm waiting for the Clearinghouse to clear, because they made a mistake on my transcript with my grades," said Flagg. "Right now, I'm waiting for them to call me to make sure I'm cleared to go to Chapel Hill."

Flagg, a 6-foot 215-pound linebacker from Fayetteville (N.C.), originally verbally committed to North Carolina over a year ago and signed a National Letter of Intent this past February. However, he was set to take the prep route for the fall semester and then enroll this coming January.

"The [UNC staff] wanted me to go to prep school to get my grades a little bit better," Flagg told Inside Carolina in mid-June.

If Flagg does not receive clearance, he will attend Milford Prep in New Berlin, N.Y., which was originally the plan before the mistake was discovered.

If things clear, the Tar Heels' coaching staff will welcome Flagg with open arms.

"They just told me that as soon as I get cleared with admissions they'll take me," said Flagg. "They're waiting just like me."

Obviously, Flagg is anxious with the uncertainty, but is excited by the possible opportunity.

"It's kind of frustrating just looking on the internet and looking at pictures of their practice and stuff," said Flagg. "I just want to get into practice."

During his senior season at Fayetteville (N.C.) Britt High School, Flagg earned all-conference and all-area honors after collecting 91 tackles including 16 for a loss.

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