Donavan Tate leaves UNC football program
Posted August 12, 2009
Updated August 13, 2009
Donavan Tate has left the UNC football program.
A UNC spokesman says the freshman quarterback was not at practice Wednesday and will likely sign a professional baseball contract with the San Diego Padres.
The Padres selected Tate as the number three overall pick in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in June.
Rivals.com rated Tate as a four-star football recruit for the Tar Heels. Tate arrived at the UNC campus Sunday. He attended football practice Tuesday but was not in pads.
Also Wednesday, UNC announced that offensive lineman Kevin Bryant, a redshirt sophomore from Lauderdale Lake, Fla., has decided not to return to the team.