UNC a Player in Owusu Sweepstakes

Despite visiting as an unofficial guest, Ernest Owusu's trip to North Carolina put the Tar Heels in the race for the 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end's services.

"He loved his visit to North Carolina," said Dudeck. "Same thing [as Quentin Plair], he loved Coach Davis and his staff. Really, Carolina opened his mind up to some different things – as well as all of his visits."

Owusu has taken official visits to California, Minnesota, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Washington. Each of his visiting schools – including UNC – have extended Owusu a scholarship offer.

Despite National Signing Day lurking around the corner, Dudeck doesn't believe Owusu has narrowed his list of potential schools down.

"He's weighing all of the different schools," said Dudeck. "He's making a very hard decision and putting a lot of time and effort into looking into the pros and cons of each and every school and determining which school best fits him most importantly academically – being the fact that he wants to be a doctor – and football wise."

Just like his teammate Quentin Plair, Owusu will make a decision Tuesday, but won't publicly announce his decision until National Signing Day.

Wherever Owusu ends up, he will bring a ton of potential with him.

"He has a tremendous upside," said Dudeck. "He's long, tall, muscular, huge wingspan, [and] quick. He'll be a very, very good football player."

Last season, Owusu took a prep year at the Hun School after a senior season at Nashville (Tenn.) Father Ryan High School. In 2006, Owusu accumulated 60 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception.

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