SPARTANBURG, S.C. – One of the most impressive players during the first day of practices at the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina's was four-star defensive tackle Jared McAdoo.
The 6-foot-2, 285-pounder said it's a big honor to play for the North Carolina team in the prestigious game.
"It's amazing just to come down and represent your state," he said. "It's cool that we can put ourselves on the map."
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McAdoo said it's hard to say who's stood out the most through the first day of drills, but he's excited about his team's prospects.
"All the guys have great talent level here," he said. "I would say the guys on the offensive line were impressive. They are a lot more aggressive than I thought they would be."
McAdoo, a North Carolina pledge, said he is still a very solid commit to the Heels.
"I am still strong with that, and I am not even thinking about taking other visits," he said. "I just want to let all the Carolina fans to just get out there and get your season tickets for 2009."
McAdoo said he's worked hard to get better in the classroom and on the football field. He'll use this week to improve his game even more.
"I have a 3.1 GPA and I have taken the SAT three times but I cannot remember what the composite is but it is a qualifying score," he said.
"I still need to work on just staying low, and keeping my pad level low. My get off and the moves I use at the snap of the ball are what I do best. I have a quick first step."