"It feels good [to be playing with and against the best in North Carolina]. It shows me that all the hard work that I've put in is paying off. I'm glad to be out here with a lot of people that have talent."
While Linny is an unknown from the public's standpoint, recruiters are hot on his trail.
"Clemson is showing me a lot of interest, but they haven't offered me yet."
During the spring, Linny's lone unofficial visit was to Clemson when he attended the Tigers' spring game. While he didn't leave Clemson with an offer, he did leave with a leader.
"Clemson right now is on top," said Linny. "I'm not looking to decide yet, but they are one of my favorites. I love the atmosphere down there; it's a real good football town."
Over the summer, Linny will revisit Clemson for the Tigers camp. He also plans to camp at N.C. State, among others.
As a junior at Alexander Central, Linny earned all-conference honors for his play at defensive tackle.