Tar Heels Land Top 2016 Running Back Antonio Williams


North Carolina has scored an early victory for their 2016 football season this morning. Larry Fedora was informed Monday that potential five-star rated and very likely top be the top if not one of the top ranked running backs in the 2016 class had committed to his program.

It’s a very early commitment, but it’s a very positive sign for the future of North Carolina football.

Antonio Williams is a 5-10, 195 pound tailback from New London, North Carolina. He’s recognized early on as one of the best, if not the best prospect for 2016’s recruiting class.

Williams’ family stands firm behind his decision and supports him wanting to be a Tar Heel.

“There is something special about that place and my mom really wants me to be at UNC,” he told 247Sports.com’s Tom Loy. “It’s nice having my family behind my decision.”

Fedora just a few weeks ago landed top running back Elijah Hood for next year’s class. If there is one thing to note early on in Fedora’s era in Chapel Hill, it’s that he loves speed and fast athletic running backs. He’s made them his target and has been quite successful in getting them to commit to his program early on.

Of course with 2014 and 2015 still to come, Fedora not only has to ensure that he can get top recruits to Chapel Hill for those years, but that he can continue to keep Williams interested in North Carolina.

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