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Vance High WR Myles Dorn picks North Carolina

Vance High's wide receiver Myles Dorn on left, carries the ball down field pulling away from A.L. Brown's linebacker Steven Howie earlier this season
Vance High's wide receiver Myles Dorn on left, carries the ball down field pulling away from A.L. Brown's linebacker Steven Howie earlier this season rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Vance High wide receiver Myles Dorn is going to North Carolina, just like his father.

Myles Dorn, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior, announced during Friday’s basketball game with Independence that he will play college football at North Carolina, where his father played in the late ‘80s. After playing running back and defensive back in Chapel Hill, Torin Dorn was a fourth round NFL draft pick in 1990 and played seven sevens with the Los Angeles Raiders and St. Louis Rams.

Vance coach Aaron Brand said Myles Dorn picked the Tar Heels over Clemson, N.C. State, Ohio State and West Virginia. This season, Myles Dorn caught 95 passes for 1,393 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had six interceptions on defense. ESPN ranks Dorn as a three-star (out of five) national recruit and the No. 21 senior prospect in North Carolina.

“They are getting a very focused player,” Brand said, “but not a great communicator with his words. Myles has always tried to lead with his play. He’s very humble and a good student. He’s got a 3.2 core GPA. He’ll be great in Chapel Hill.”

Myles’ brother, also named Torin, was Conference USA freshman basketball player of the year with the Charlotte 49ers after the 2014-15 season. Torin Dorn transferred to N.C. State, where he is a sophomore this season.

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