UNC Surprises La. DT with Offer

Up until this week, Harold Legania hadn't received a phone call or even a single piece of mail from North Carolina. That all changed Tuesday when a UNC scholarship offer arrived.

"It came out of the blue," Legania said. "I was like ‘Wow.' It was something that just happened. It was totally out of the blue."

Legania, a 6-foot-4, 281-pound defensive tackle from New Orleans (La.) Karr, adds UNC to an offer list that already includes Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, and Virginia. All of the aforementioned schools, besides UNC, offered during the spring or summer.

This past summer, Legania visited all of his scholarship offering schools, with the exception of Mississippi.

On Tuesday evening, Legania called John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach.

"[He said] they were interested in me, thought I was a great player and they're looking to get me up there [for a visit]," Legania said. "He gave me some background on him(self) and of what the Tar Heels are all about. He told me I'm what they're looking for."

Legania also had some questions for Blake.

"I asked him ‘How is the business school' and stuff about the [football] program," Legania said. "I said ‘I didn't even know you guys were recruiting me.' [He said] ‘We've been looking at you.'"

Legania, who admits he still knows very little about UNC, says he liked what he heard during his conversation with Blake.

"It's a good school," Legania said. "They've got my attention – that's all I can say right now. I haven't really seen anything yet."

In an effort to learn more, Legania is strongly considering taking an official visit to UNC.

A couple of weekends ago, Legania visited Minnesota for his first official trip.

"It was nice," Legania said of the visit. "They played Air Force. It was a good game. I liked the environment of the student section. There were a lot of people calling my name that I didn't even know – that was like a whole different experience. It was a good visit."

Legania has scheduled an official visit to Florida International on Dec. 11 and is in the process of setting a date with Virginia.

After taking all of his official visits, Legania aims to make a December verbal commitment.

"I'm looking for a school that has a great business school and a program that is good or that has a positive future," Legania said. "… I want a school that's going to work with me and is going to commit to me."

Legania doesn't have a leader and even finds difficulty in naming a group of favorite schools.

"I've been humbled so I'm still trying to soak this stuff in," Legania said. "… Naming a [top] five [list] would be really hard."

Legania has started at defensive tackle for Karr since his sophomore season. Thus far this season, he has accumulated 16 tackles and two sacks.

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