UNC Adding Late Signee

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. ---- Sources close to the situation informed InsideCarolina.com on Saturday that UNC is going to make a late addition to its incoming recruiting class: Jordan Nix, a defensive tackle at Northeast Oklahoma A&M College.

Nix, who stands 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, started several seasons on the defensive line at Lawton (Okla.) MacArthur High School.

"He's got extremely good feet and he's quick," MacArthur coach Ernie Manning told InsideCarolina.com on Sunday. "It seems like he had grown a bunch since high school. So I think he could be a really good defensive lineman for [UNC]. I think probably more than anything is his foot quickness and his size. It's not common for big guys like him to have such great feet."

As a senior at MacArthur, Nix recorded 59 tackles (21 unassisted), 5.5 sacks and six QB hurries.

In March 2007, Nix signed with Oklahoma. He enrolled that June only to leave in August.

"Sometime during the summer, he didn't like it," Manning said. "I don't know any particulars about it. He wanted to go to the junior college route and try to hook up somewhere else."

Upon his departure, Nix enrolled at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and played on the defensive line for the Golden Norsemen last season.


Sunday, 7:30pm Update -- Butch Davis officially announced the signing of Jordan Nix on Sunday evening. According to UNC, Nix will enroll at UNC this fall but will sit out the 2008 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Since he was enrolled briefly at a Division I school (Oklahoma) during the 2007-08 academic year, he must therefore sit out a season. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

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