UNC signs juco offensive lineman

North Carolina has signed junior college transfer offensive lineman Will Dancy, the school announced Tuesday.

Dancy will join the Tar Heels this fall after earning all-conference honors as a true freshman last season at Eastern Arizona College.

"We're pleased to welcome Will to our program," coach Larry Fedora said in a statement. "He's a native of North Carolina and is eager to compete for playing time this fall. Coach [Chris] Kapilovic did a good job recruiting him back to his home state and we think he's versatile enough to play a variety of interior positions on the offensive line."

Dancy will compete for playing time at either guard or center. He plans to enroll in June and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining, plus a redshirt season.

An NCAA academic qualifier out of Southern Alamance High School, Dancy attended Hargrave Military Academy in 2011. He spent the following spring at Iowa Western before transferring to Eastern Arizona.