Since the arrival of Butch Davis several years ago North Carolina began to build a reputation for its recruiting. With Larry Fedora now at the helm, recruiting has taken another step forward and North Carolina is quickly beginning to build a program that is nationally known for its talent and winning ways under Fedora.
On Wednesday Ty Tomlin, a six foot and 215 pound linebacker from Marietta, Georgia, committed to the University of North Carolina. The linebacker choose UNC over Arkansas, Clemson, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, NC State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.
Credit has to be given to Coach Walt Bell who recruited him and the three other commitments from Cobb County, Georgia.
During his junior season Tomlin recorded 128 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and three interceptions.
Back in May, UNC was named the leader of his choices by Tomlin. Then in June he named his final three selections that he would be choosing from: NC State, Tennessee, and UNC. Obviously another month later he made his choice (in July) to be a Tar Heel.
Tomlin is ranked as the No. 61 overall linebacker in the country, but in all honesty, a much better player in person and on the field than he appears to be on paper. Tomlin is a speedy and athletic linebacker who is going to be a play-maker for North Carolina.