UNC Offers Va. Athlete

North Carolina extended Desmond Coble a scholarship offer on Saturday.

"I've just been talking to them here recently, they've shown a lot of interest, and they just offered," Coble said. "It came in the mail [Saturday] and I was told through email – I got the email the day that I got [the offer], but I didn't actually check it until the day after."

Coble, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound athlete from Richmond (Va.) Meadowbrook, has also received scholarship offers from Duke, Temple, and West Virginia.

Just about every school is recruiting Coble as an athlete. Most project him as a slot receiver, whereas UNC is recruiting him as a cornerback.

"I would like to play slot receiver, but I don't really have a preference – I just want to play," Coble said.

At Meadowbrook, Coble was a four-year starter at quarterback. He also played sparingly at safety during his prep career.

As a senior, Coble passes for 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,096 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Before Saturday, Coble didn't claim a leader. UNC's offer hasn't changed those feelings.

"I'm excited about the offer, but I'm still weighing all my options," Coble said.

After taking most – if not all – of his official visits, Coble plans on making a verbal commitment. He has an official visit scheduled with Temple for the weekend of Dec. 11. He plans on scheduling trips to both UNC and West Virginia.

Coble is looking for a school with good academics and good football program, that is close to his Richmond home and will offer him early playing time.

Coble has attended a couple of games at UNC, including the Tar Heels' 33-24 defeat of Miami.

"The first time I went to a game it was with another recruit [Morgan Moses] last year," Coble said. "I always have a good time and enjoy the atmosphere."

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