Reed, UNC Part Ways
Aaris Reed
Inside Carolina
Posted Jan 28, 2006

North Carolina's 2006 recruiting class no longer includes Aaris Reed.

Reed, a running back from Walford (Md.) Westlake, committed to UNC last August. However, according to multiple sources, the Tar Heels and Reed have parted ways this week.

"As of right now, he is no longer committed to North Carolina," said Westlake coach Dominic Zaccarelli. "He is taking a visit to Akron this weekend, and he may commit to them on his visit."

So, what happened? While North Carolina can't comment on specifics, NCAA rules do permit the school to address whether or not it is recruiting a prospect.

"We were recruiting Aaris Reed," head coach John Bunting told Inside Carolina. "On Tuesday, Jan. 24 we decided to stop recruiting him."

Bunting isn't allowed to provide any specifics, but Inside Carolina has confirmed through sources close to Reed's recruitment that the decision was not due to a scholarship crunch. Rather, a recent incident at Westlake High School involving Reed led the Tar Heels to decide to discontinue their recruitment of the Maryland standout.

Reed, who received scholarship offers from Illinois and Vanderbilt earlier in the process and was expecting more when he verballed to the Tar Heels, was a highly regarded recruit. He is listed as a three-star prospect by, is ranked No. 15 in the state of Maryland and is among the nation's top 100 running backs.

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