UNC Leads for DC OT

Jamar Lewter, a 6-foot-7, 265-pound junior offensive tackle from Washington (D.C.) Ballou, lists North Carolina as his clear cut leader.

"I really like North Carolina's program – watching them on TV, how they run things," Lewter said. "I love how they pound the ball. I'm a run blocker. I can pass block, too, but I just love run blocking.

"And my mom is from North Carolina and I have a whole bunch of family in North Carolina, so it would be like I'm close to home. No matter where I'm at down there, I have family everywhere."

Lewter says he could make a verbal commitment as early as May or June.

"I think I'll have enough information [by May or June], plus I don't want to have any pressure on me and I want to be focused on my senior year," Lewter said. "Basically, I want to finish the whole year strong – in school and on the field. I don't want to have that pressure sitting on me."

UNC's biggest competition is Auburn, Maryland, and Pittsburgh.

All four aforementioned schools have offered Lewter a scholarship, as well as East Carolina, New Mexico, Rutgers, and Utah.

Lewter made his first visit to UNC during the summer heading into his sophomore season when his team participated in the Tar Heels' team camp. Back then, Lewter was a tight end.

"[That next season], my coaches they were telling me ‘Lewter, I think offensive tackle is your calling,'" Lewter said. "I didn't like it at first, but I ended up liking it."

A year and a half later, Lewter holds eight scholarship offers and is among the most recruited offensive tackles in the region.

Lewter plans on returning to UNC for the upcoming junior day in Chapel Hill on March 27 and/or the Spring Game on April 10.

"I want to learn more about how they run their program [and] more about the school," Lewter said.

Besides UNC, Lewter has visited Maryland, Penn State, and Virginia.

John Blake is recruiting Lewter for UNC. Lewter says he talks regularly to both Blake and Sam Pittman, UNC's offensive line coach.

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