February 7, 2007

Matt Merletti signs with North Carolina

Cleveland (OH) athlete Matt Merletti became an official member of North Carolina's football program on Wednesday, faxing a letter of intent to the UNC football offices.

The 5-11, 185-pound Merletti runs a sub-4.5 40-yard dash, and is considered one of the state of Ohio's "sleeper" prospects.

"I see the football program doing very well in the next couple of years, and that's (Butch Davis's goal), to really turn it around," said Merletti. "I really want to be a part of that, and I want to win. It really doesn't matter to me what position I play; I just want to help the team win any way I can."

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