Ty Tomlin of Marietta High School in Marietta Georgia signed his letter of intent to play for the Tar Heels on National Signing Day. Tomlin is a three-star recruit from Georgia who projects as an athletic linebacker for the Tar Heels. He originally committed to North Carolina last summer on July 17th, 2013. Tomlin is rated as the 22nd rated Inside Linebacker by ESPN recruiting services.
Rank: 22 Positional, 43 State
Rating: Three-Star (ESPN)
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Tomlin is everything you want physically in a linebacking prospect at a big time school. I like his instincts in run defense, and he has shown flashes of being productive in pass coverage dropping back on third downs.
I personally think he needs some more polish on defense and that he needs some more time to add to his frame, but Tomlin might be thrust into action this fall. Travis Hughes and Jeff Schoettmer were UNC’s two best linebacker last season, but Hughes has fallen into some off the field troubles. Tomlin could be right in the mix for playing time with Nathan Staub and Schoettmer. Also, if Tomlin doesn’t redshirt, he will be a solid contributor on special teams.
Overall, the Tar Heels got a nice pickup when Tomlin signed his letter of intent with the Tar Heels. The three-star prospect from Georgia could end up being a difference maker on defense this upcoming season.
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