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UNC on top for 2015 Florida wideout

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At 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, class of 2015 Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) prospect James Gardner sure looks the part of a future wide receiver. But he's still in the process of proving that to college coaches.
Because of his versatility and athletic ability, Gardner often takes snaps at quarterback for his high school team, even though that's not where he's likely to play at the next level.
Right now he has interest from the likes of West Virginia, North Carolina and N.C. State and he's eager to get out and show what he can do.
"I like North Carolina a lot," Gardner said. "I really want to get up there for camp. I also want to go to West Virginia. I play quarterback so I'm going to camp as a wide receiver and show what I can do."
Gardner said the Tar Heels continue to be the school he's in contact with the most, but he knows they're not likely to budge until they can see him in person at wide receiver.
He also knows that the Tar Heels are on the top of his list.
"I really like their program," he said. "Plus it's where most of my family is from. They could come and see my games and stuff. It would be a nice bonus."
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