One of the recruits signed up to join North Carolina this fall has a bit of a legal issue to sort through before getting a chance to even think about playing football for the Tar Heels. Tight end prospect Avery Edwards was arrested Thursday for alleged felony larceny.
According to a report by Tar Heel Illustrated, Edwards was “charged with the theft of five watches and one pair of diamond stud earrings, valued at approximately $53,000.” The theft took place last month, but authorities obtained a search warrant just this week.
According to the Associated Press, UNC head coach Larry Fedora has been in contact with the family of Edwards. There has been no decision on his status with the UNC program but the admissions office in Chapel Hill is aware of the charges and school officials are said to be working with the family to figure out the best way to move forward. Fedora was quoted saying Edwards is a good kid who made a terrible mistake.
Edwards is a three-star tight end from Raleigh, North Carolina according to Rivals.com. He is among the top 20 players out of North Carolina in the Class of 2014 and he chose the Tar Heels over offers from Duke, NC State, Arkansas, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Duke and Louisville, among others.