UNC Pursuing Wedderburn

During the Evaluation Period, North Carolina became the most recent school to join the chase for Mark Wedderburn, a 6-foot-6 210-pound tight end from Springfield (Pa.) Cardinal O'Hara.

"They came to my school, they talked to my head coach, and he said that they're thinking about offering me," said Wedderburn. "And then I got a call from the head coach and I talked to him for a little bit. He said that he made it official that they wanted to offer me."

Wedderburn, who received the official scholarship offer letter from UNC a few weeks ago, has also been offered by Boston College, Clemson, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Since the Evaluation Period, Wedderburn receives at least one text message a week from the staff.

"They're mostly saying they want me to come down to Chapel Hill and just check out the whole campus and try to get a feel for it and just see what they have to offer me," said Wedderburn.

Wedderburn said he is considering the invitation.

"I don't want to say just yet, but I probably will most likely take a trip down there just to see how it is," said Wedderburn.

Wedderburn is also looking to visit Louisville, Miami, and Tennessee before the end of the summer. Thus far, he has only visited Penn State this summer.

UNC's coaches have also made mention of how they plan on using Wedderburn.

"They said they want to have me as more of a receiving tight end than an H-back," said Wedderburn. "They said I can use my speed against the linebackers and my height against the DBs."

Plucking Wedderburn out of the Keystone State will be a difficult task.

"I see Penn State leading the pack right now," said Wedderburn. "My brother went there, so it's like a family thing over there. They know my brother really well and my parents. And I know basically all the coaches. And it's a three-hour drive, so my parents can come up and all my friends can come up and see me play."

Wedderburn would like to make a verbal commitment before the season starts, but admits that will be difficult. Therefore, he expects to make a final decision by the end of his senior football season.

During his junior season, Wedderburn caught 30 passes for 364 yards and five touchdowns earning All-Catholic recognition.

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