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Up Close: Marvin Austin, Part III

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- North Carolina signee Marvin Austin is ready for the culture shock of moving from the densely populated city life to the southern suburbia of Chapel Hill. He's convinced he can adjust to vastly different surroundings through his infectious personality, his notorious football ability and with the help of his new mentor, UNC defensive line coach John Blake.

Part I Part II When visiting Ballou High School and seeing Austin interacting with his classmates, it seems you either love him or you hate him. Most kids look up to him and clamor for his attention. He can't walk down the halls without an entourage of students haloing his every step. Then there are those that appear to resent the way he's overcome the many pitfalls of adolescents in his...

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