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Vonashek thrilled about first offer

Junior offensive tackle J.P. Vonashek of Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County no longer is without an offer.
Last week, North Carolina became the first to pull the trigger with the 6-feet-6, 270-pounder who shined at the Rising Seniors Georgia Junior Bowl in December.
To say the least, Vonashek is feeling a sense of relief.
"I'm glad someone finally gave me a chance," he said.
Tar Heels assistant Dan Disch is handling Vonashek's recruitment.
"He said that I can come up there anytime," Vonashek said. "He said there's a home for me there. He wants me to come up as soon as I can to check out their school. I'm trying to find out when their spring game is so I can watch it."
Although Vonashek said it is too early to say what type of interest he has in North Carolina, he added that "I'm grateful to them. I'm always going to remember that North Carolina was my first offer. I always liked them growing up as a kid, so it's cool."
According to Vonashek, who recently transferred to Camden County from Brunswick Glynn Academy, he also is hearing from a handful of other programs.
"Georgia is one of them, Ole Miss said they want to offer me but they want to see me face to face in the spring first, Florida, Ohio State - Ohio State said I could possibly get an offer during the spring," Vonashek said.
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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