Yeargan a Regular on the Hill

Brandon Yeargan received a special invitation to Chapel Hill for North Carolina's season opener against Rutgers. He was able to soak in the game time atmosphere and discuss his recruiting situation with the coaching staff.

"It was a great experience," said Yeargan. "I met a lot of coaches on the field before the game. It was real fun.

"I wish Carolina would have won, though. They can rebuild and I think they'll have a good year and I believe in what Coach [John] Bunting is doing."

Yeargan, a 6-foot-1 210-pound fullback/linebacker from Charlotte (N.C.) Christian, then proceeded to attend the next two games at Kenan Stadium.

"I'm at Carolina every weekend, almost," said Yeargan.

After each game, Yeargan spoke to his primary recruiter at UNC, Dave Brock.

"We talked about [recruiting] a little bit, but he still wants to go over my film more before he decides if I'm going to be a scholarship guy or a recruited walk-on," said Yeargan. "I still don't know, yet."

After his Thursday game against rival Charlotte (N.C.) Latin, Yeargan plans to send out film to UNC and other interested schools including Duke, Furman, Richmond, Rice, and Wofford.

"I'll know more as soon as I send out that senior film," said Yeargan. "A lot of schools are waiting on that [before they offer]."

With so much recent exposure to the campus, it's not surprising that Yeargan claims the Tar Heels as his leader.

"I consider them my leader," said Yeargan. "I've been a Carolina fan all my life. If they offered, that's where I'm going to go. I enjoyed the whole game day experience, Coach Brock's a cool coach I like him, and I think Coach Bunting's going to turn it around, so I want to be apart of the program."

While most schools – including UNC – aren't sure where to play Yeargan, Charlotte Christian uses him at linebacker on defense, while he splits time at fullback and tight end on offense. Yeargan has accumulated 32 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles, thus far his senior season.

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