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Up Close: Marvin Austin, Part II

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- It's a challenge for Marvin Austin to think of many BCS-level schools that didn't recruit him. Yet he ended up signing with North Carolina, which was led by a brand new coach still solidifying his staff, and who hadn't coached college football in six years.

Part I Perhaps most important to UNC's successful courtship of the nation's consensus No. 1 player at his position was the brashness with which Butch Davis and assistant head coach John Blake immediately contacted Austin as a Tar Heel prospect. "I liked their confidence, because that's the kind of person I am," Austin said. His coach Moses Ware, a former NFL receiver and college star at NC...

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