UNC receiver Dwight Jones admitted to school

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Two pieces of news came out of Chapel Hill Friday:

* Dwight Jones, an All-American wide receiver at Burlington Cummings High School, has been admitted to UNC and will join the team this season.

* Freshman linebacker Kevin Reddick will not attend the university this fall.

"Kevin is a fantastic young man, and we expect him to be a part of our program in the future," coach Butch Davis said in a release.

Jones, who was attending preseason practice at Division II Valdosta State, is expected to join the Tar Heels at practice in the next few days.

Jones signed a National Letter of Intent with North Carolina in February 2007 but attended Hargrave Military Academy last year. He chose to initially report for practice at another school this year because of a misunderstanding in the number of core courses he needed to enroll in at a Division I school. That was due to a change in NCAA rules policy earlier this year.

On Aug. 1, UNC officials questioned his status to the NCAA Eligibility Center based on additional information. UNC then worked with the ACC, NCAA membership services staff and the NCAA Eligibility Center to resolve the matter. Subsequently, the NCAA Eligibility Center cleared him to play Division I football, Valdosta State gave him his release and the NCAA granted a waiver so that he could transfer without sitting out a year.

Jones compiled 112 receptions for 2,315 yards and 20 touchdowns over his final two seasons at Cummings and helped lead the team to a 2-A state title as a senior.

"We are excited to add Dwight Jones to our football team," Davis said in the release. "Our football staff and compliance office have worked very hard to make his enrollment a possibility, and his teammates and I look forward to welcoming Dwight to Chapel Hill. The people at Valdosta State have been extremely cooperative throughout this situation, and we are very appreciative of their efforts and understanding."