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UNC football: West Virginia commit Leddie Brown talks North Carolina prior to his visit

Can the Tar Heels pry Brown from West Virginia?

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Running back Leddie Brown committed to West Virginia back in April, but that doesn’t mean he’s done looking at other schools. After his visit to Florida, he has them listed as his no. 2 team, however, as Tar Heel Illustrated reports, he is keeping North Carolina in his sights.

Brown visited Chapel Hill in June for the Freak Show and plans to return in August for an unofficial visit. He says he wants “to see how the coaches there interact with me and how I will be used in the offense." Other than that, he paid some generic compliments to the program.

The Smyrna, Delaware, native is a four-star prospect and is considered the no. 395 player in the class of 2018. He is also the 19th-best athlete and the top talent from his home state.

Getting Brown to flip would be no small achievement for the Tar Heels, but it is believed that if any school can get him to change his mind about West Virginia, it will be UNC. After his visit, he will likely set up an official visit as well, allowing Larry Fedora and company to have ample time with him.

North Carolina already has a fairly full roster of commitments for the class of 2018, meaning they have to choose carefully who they take for the last few scholarships they have left. At this moment, the class is devoid of running backs, so Brown could be the perfect addition to the roster.