Recruiting Analysis: Offensive Line

If you check Inside Carolina's Recruiting Board each day, you already have an accurate and updated overview of UNC's recruiting efforts. Now, get a closer look as IC provides its annual position-by-position board breakdown.

Offensive Line

2009 Scholarship Roster 
Left Tackle
# Name Ht Wt Cl/El Rk
72Kyle Jolly 6-6 310Gr/SrNR
71Carl Gaskins 6-5295 Jr/So NR
Left Guard
# Name Ht Wt Cl/El Rk
67Greg Elleby 6-5300 Sr/JrNR
64Jonathan Cooper 6-3 295So/Fr42
# Name Ht Wt Cl/El Rk
69Lowell Dyer 6-4295 Gr/SrNR
65Cameron Holland 6-2 310Jr/So78
Right Guard
# Name Ht Wt Cl/El Rk
70Alan Pelc 6-6325 Sr/JrNR
76Travis Bond 6-7320Fr/Fr 29
Right Tackle
# Name Ht Wt Cl/El Rk
66Mike Ingersoll 6-5 300Sr/JrNR
79Brennan Williams 6-7273 Fr/Fr 9
62David Collins 6-8288Fr/Fr 62

For all intents and purposes, UNC is finished recruiting offensive linemen for this class. Heading into the recruiting season, offensive line was one of UNC's biggest needs. Not only did UNC fill the need, but the staff filled the need with its top choices and did it quickly.

In addition to 2009 signee Johnnie Farms, who spent the fall semester prepping at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy, UNC has secured verbal commitments from Nick Appel, Russell Bodine, five-star James Hurst, and four-star T.J. Leifheit. Bodine projects at center, Hurst and Leifheit will come in as tackles, Farms will see early playing time at guard, and Appel is a swing man capable of playing either guard or tackle. Farms, Hurst, and Leifheit will enroll in the spring.

UNC hasn't had as much early progress with 2011 offensive linemen as it has had at most other positions. However, Landon Turner, who will be among the top overall '11 prospects in Virginia, lists UNC as one of his favorites following a recent visit to Chapel Hill.

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