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North Carolina extended a scholarship offer to Okechukwu Okoroha last week.

"Coach [Tommy] Thigpen told me it was coming," said Okoroha. "He said the way I play, they like the passion I have for the game. "He's a real good guy. I've been talking to him for a real long time before the offer came. [We talk] if not everyday, every other day. It's mostly text messages, but I give him calls." Okoroha, a 6-foot 185-pound safety from...

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