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NC end holds one offer

One offer is in for a sleeper defensive end in the Tar Heel State. The 6-foot-2, 255-pounder landed the offer from the ACC right after Signing Day and is getting interest from a number of other schools.
"He actually got an offer from Duke," Mebane (N.C.) Eastern Alamance head coach John Kirby said of defensive end Nick Miles. "He hasn't said a whole lot about the offer. I think he's just waiting to see what happens.
"He really likes Duke though. They'd probably be the leader since they offered him first and he's talked to those guys and spent time there in the spring. But, I think he'd like to entertain other options as well."
Who else is interested?
"North Carolina, South Carolina, East Carolina and Wake Forest came by just the other day," he stated. "East Carolina is talking about possibly offering. Wake, South Carolina and others want to see him at camp to evaluate him and then go from there."
An all-conference and all-region honoree, Miles is one of the best Kirby has coached.
He's a two year starter and will be a three-year this season," he said. "He was a big part of why we played for the state championship. He's a self-motivated kid. As a youngster he had a goal to play at the next level and to do what he's got to do to achieve that.
"Nick is what we call a gym rat. He loves the weight room and loves to work. He'll do the little things to make himself better. You'll come by day and night and he'll be in the weight room. He's a gentle giant off the field, a yes sir no sir guy, but on the field he turns the switch.
"He's a quick end pass rushing type of guy. He could possibly be a nose guard. I think he has the frame to carry the weight for defensive tackle."
A star player on the field, Miles excels off of it as well as he is a 4.0 GPA student.
Miles isn't the only prospect to watch at Eastern Alamance, Kirby maintains colleges are eyeing 6-foot-0, 195-pound safety Alexander Dawson as well.
"He's very smart, a lot like Nick with a 4.0 GPA and a 1240 SAT," he said. "He's a young kid that actually should be a rising junior, but he's going to be a rising senior.
"I think he'll be a sleeper. He came into the starting spot last year and only played half the season. He earned all-conference honors. He's getting better day in and day out. I think once he goes to camp, he'll earn something. He's a sort of head hunter that doesn't mind striking you."
According to Kirby, a lot of the same schools eyeing Miles are keeping tabs on Dawson.
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