The North Carolina Tar Heels’ recruiting class got a nice addition on Tuesday night when four star O-Line prospect Jared Cohen committed to the Tar Heels. Cohen is 6’3, 305-pound guard who chose the Heels over soon to be Big Ten member Maryland and Penn State. Cohen joins an already strong 2014 class for the Tar Heels.
Cohen is a four star offensive line prospect from Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh High School. Rivals has the future Tar Heel as the 14th ranked prospect at his position and the eighth rated player in his state. Cohen puts the Heels at 5 four or five star prospects for the 2014 recruiting class, joining RB Elijah Hood (5 Star), OL Bentley Spain, QB Caleb Henderson, and LB Tyrell Tomlin.
Jared Cohen was originally committed to home state school Maryland, but after Penn State stepped in with a scholarship, Cohen reopened his recruitment. UNC’s Chris Kapilovic stepped in to recruit the senior lineman, and got a verbal commitment during an in-home visit.
Cohen should be able to compete for a starting job on UNC’s offensive line next season. With James Hurst and Russell Bodine leaving for the NFL, Nick Appel looks to be the only returning veteran lineman for the Heels. Bentley Spain and Cohen are two of UNC’s most talented recruits that will join up with underclassmen like Lucas Crowley and John Heck to form a young, athletic line for Carolina next season.