North Carolina forward Will Shaver, who entered the transfer portal recently, intends to visit Liberty, as well as other schools, according to 247Sports’ Dushawn London.

In addition to the Flames, Shaver is also intended to visit Florida, UAB, and Belmont. He has heard from a number of schools since entering the portal including Nebraska, Clemson, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Murray State, Boise State, as well as the group he intends to visit.

The 6’10”, 260-pound forward from Birmingham, Alabama played in three games as a redshirt freshman for the Tar Heels before suffering a broken bone in his left foot during practice on Dec. 20 that sidelined him for the rest of the 2022-23 season. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining that could turn into four if he applies for and receives a medical redshirt for this past season.

Shaver was the first high school recruit to commit to Hubert Davis after he took over the UNC job, choosing the Tar Heels over offers from Wake Forest, Purdue, Kansas, Virginia Tech, and Iowa. He was a three-star prospect and ranked the No. 142 overall prospect and No. 21 center in the 2021 class by the 247Sports Composite.

After graduating high school, Shaver enrolled early at North Carolina in January of 2022 to practice with the team and get acclimated with the program prior to the usual June enrollment. He was with the team during its run to the national championship game in 2022.

After the transfers of Blake Preston, Jonathan Jackson, and Isiah Warfield, Liberty has three scholarships available for the 2023-24 season. Preston, a 6’9″ redshirt-senior, started several games for the Flames this past season, and Shaver could potentially fill that starter position in the post should he opt to transfer to Liberty.