On Wednesday morning, North Carolina football is expected to sign its most talented n class in more than a decade. UNC’s 2021 class is head coach Mack Brown’s third back in Chapel Hill and is his best since returning to town to lead the Tar Heels. Ranked No. 12 in the nation as of Tuesday, Carolina’s 18-prospect class is chock full of in-state prospects, standout defenders, and playmakers on offense.
Brown and his staff are delivering on a promise to mine the state of North Carolina for talent. UNC’s 2021 class includes 15 in-state commitments. The Tar Heels are expected to sign 11 247Sports four-star players and one five-star.
Inside Carolina will have you covered throughout signing day on Wednesday. And this year we are also trying something new and different …
Starting at 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Don Callahan and Ross Martin, the hosts of The Scoop Podcast, will be hosting Inside Carolina National Signing Day Live Stream. The broadcast will cover the news of the morning as letter of intents roll in.
Watch the Inside Carolina National Signing Day Live Stream here…
Go inside the Inside Carolina Football Recruiting War Room and get a feel for what it looks and sounds like on signing day for Inside Carolina. Callahan and Martin will also track any breaking news and developments with UNC’s 2021 class, while providing insight and analysis on Tar Heel football recruiting throughout the morning.
North Carolina’s 2021 class features an elite pair of defensive linemen in Keeshawn Silver and Jahvaree Ritze that will bolster the depth, size, and athleticism on UNC’s defensive front. The addition of linebackers Raneiria Dillworth and Power Echols gives UNC playmaking speed and sure tackling at the second level and continues Carolina’s efforts to improve on defense by signing the best players in the state. Silver, Ritzie, Dillworth, and Echols are all in-state prospects.
On offense, UNC will sign Drake Maye, the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the nation. The Tar Heel legacy and dual-sport athlete will enter a talent quarterback room in Chapel Hill behind Sam Howell and Jacolby Criswell. Maye is an elite quarterback prospect. Carolina is also locking down three talented wide receivers in the form of the versatile Gavin Blackwell, the skilled Kobe Paysour, and the big-bodied deep-threatJ.J. Jones.
Below is a list of all the prospects that UNC is expected to sign on Wednesday:
WR Gavin Blackwell Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley HS
ATH DeAndre Boykins Concord (N.C.) Central Cabarrus HS
CB Tymir Brown Jacksonville (N.C.) HS
LB Raneiria Dillworth Kernersville (N.C.) Glenn HS
LB Power Echols Charlotte (N.C.) Vance HS
RB Kamarro Edmonds Havelock (N.C.) HS
ATH Caleb Hood Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond HS
WR J.J. Jones Myrtle Beach (S.C.) HS
QB Drake Maye Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park HS
S Dontavius Nash Gastonia (N.C.) Huss HS
TE Bryson Nesbit Charlotte (N.C.) South Mecklenburg HS
WR Kobe Paysour Gaffney (S.C.) HS
OL Diego Pounds Raleigh (N.C.) Millbrook HS
DL Jahvaree Ritzie Kernersville (N.C.) Glenn HS
DL Keeshawn Silver Rocky Mount (N.C.) HS
ATH Gabe Stephens Mount Holly (N.C.) Mountain Island Charter School
WDE Trevion Stevenson Hampton (Va.) Phoebus HS
OL Eli Sutton Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy