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National Signing Day 2017: 3-star OG Brian Anderson signs with North Carolina

Welcome Brian Anderson to the Tar Heels

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The University of North Carolina has announced that offensive guard Brian Anderson has officially signed his National Letter of Intent on National Signing Day. Recruited by offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic, Anderson didn’t receive much attention from the bigger programs out there. The ACC had some interest in him, but only Syracuse and Wake Forest made official offers.

The Montgomery, Alabama native first visited Chapel Hill in April. A month later, North Carolina made an offer, and he committed in June. He took his official visit in January and everything was locked up from there.

Anderson is a versatile offensive lineman with a future as a college center. Scouts believe that the six-foot-three and 286-pound talent has good blocking abilities, despite some rawness and inconsistencies. He will need to improve his strength at the next level. Anderson is considered the no. 886 player in the class of 2017. He’s the 11th-best center and the 39th-best player out of his home state this year.

The UNC offensive line was a considerable liability for the team through the 2016 season. Center Lucas Crowley will graduate this year, leaving the role open for sophomore Tommy Hatton to take over. This gives Anderson a clearer path to playing time in the coming years.