North Carolina LB Tyrell Tomlin ruled academically ineligible

Wednesday August 19th, 2015

North Carolina linebacker Tyrell Tomlin has been ruled academically ineligible and is no longer enrolled at the university, the school announced Wednesday.

Tomlin, a native of Marietta, Ga., was rated on Rivals as a four-star inside linebacker and ranked No. 16 at his position nationally in the class of 2014. He played in 10 games as a true freshman last season and made four tackles.

Tomlin entered the preseason listed as a backup at strong-side linebacker, and was expected to be in the mix for playing time. His biography on UNC's website reads that he “should take a step forward” this season and should compete for a starting job. Sophomore Cole Holcomb is now listed as the strong-side backup.

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UNC did not give an explanation for Tomlin's departure from the school.

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