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Up Close: Nazair Jones, Part II

Up Close: Nazair Jones, Part II

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. --- For Nazair Jones, the pot of gold at the end of a long rainbow came in the form of a North Carolina scholarship offer in mid-July.

"They loved his junior film," Roanoke Rapids head coach Russell Weinstein said. "It was just a matter of him recovering and getting back to where he needs to be. "I think Carolina recognized that this kid had a lot of heart and that he wanted to be a Tar Heel." About an hour after receiving the offer, Jones, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive lineman, met with Larry Fedora and verbally committed...

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