Price eagerly awaits offer from UNC

Kenny Price is waiting on an offer. It he gets the offer he wants, there will be no question about where he will play college football next season.

If the Tar Heels want Price all they have to do is make the offer.

Price told IC that if North Carolina coach John Bunting offered a scholarship, he would commit on the spot.

"If they offered I would accept," Price said. "UNC is my leader; I just have to weigh things out."

Clemson, who has already offered Price, is second behind UNC, while Virginia, Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh round out his top five schools. ECU and West Virginia are on the outside looking in.

Price, a 6-5, 300-pound lineman who has his Kempsville (Va.) HS team off to a 4-0 start, is described by his coach Jeff Beard as a big kid who is strong but can also run.

"Basically we are waiting for an offer from Carolina," Beard said. "He would like to get it taken care of. UNC is his first choice.

"Me and [UNC coach] Kenny Browning go way back – I trust him and he is good with kids. I like what is going on down there personally."

Price has been through a lot in the last two years. In fact, he almost gave up not only football, but school.

His family was struggling financially and Price had all but decided he would quit school and get a job to help out. After talking with his coaches at Kempsville High, he decided he should stick with football and school.

When Price needed shoes or food he turned to teammates and coaches for help. Things turned for the better and Price and his family got back on track.

Once food was plentiful, Price jumped from 185 to 300 pounds in one year.

After being academically ineligible as a sophomore, his grades jumped from D's to B's.

Food, football and grades are now all in order for Price and he is making the most of it.

Price and two of his teammates were in Chapel Hill for the Georgia Tech game.

"I thought it was a pretty good game," Price said. "The facilities are up to date so I liked that a lot – Everything was nice; it was big."

Now that Price has his life in order, he is waiting to see if he will be a Tar Heel or a Tiger. But it's a far cry from where he was two years ago.

Kenny Price Stats
Bench: 405 pounds
32-inch vertical leap
40 time: 4.7 seconds


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