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UNC football recruiting: North Carolina trying to flip Maryland OL Spencer Anderson

Can the Tar Heels flip Maryland offensive lineman Spencer Anderson in time?

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We’re just a week away from the college football early signing period, and things seem to be heading down to the wire. Just this weekend, the Tar Heels had Maryland three-star commit Spencer Anderson on campus in an attempt to flip him.

So, not only is Larry Fedora trying to sign his own recruits, like LB Dax Hollifield, OL William Barnes, DT Rick Sandidge, and RB Leddie Brown, he’s also going after everyone else’s too.

Anderson committed to Maryland in June as the 19th-best talent in the state and the no. 78 OT in the class of 2018. Since that time, something has seemingly changed for him, like the fact that the Terrapins have four offensive linemen in the same class, and he doesn’t like his odds. Now it’s possible that he’s looking at North Carolina as a way up the depth chart.

As things stand now, the Tar Heels only have one offensive lineman in four-star tackle Avery Jones committed to the 2018 class. If that number stands, Anderson has a much better shot at getting playing time in Chapel Hill. Right now, thanks to the early signing period, Fedora could see him as the team’s best option to add another offensive lineman.

At this point, a lot of available talent is probably all but officially locked up thanks to the changes in the recruiting process. Teams trying to poach each other’s commits could become a far more common tactic than it already has been.

Hs Twitter feed seems to be all Tar Heels since he took his visit, so maybe Fedora is hoping that some recency bias gets him to choose UNC in the end. We only have a few more days to find out whether it worked or not.