UNC Football: Most Underrated Signees for the Class of 2015

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Nov 15, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels bench including head coach Larry Fedora (right side) react after the Tar Heels recover a fumble in the last minute. The Tar Heels defeated the Panthers 40-35 at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Hughes

Now, I know what you’re thinking.  Mike Hughes received plenty of media attention after his decision to sign with North Carolina.  How could he be considered underrated?

What many people don’t know about Hughes is that the 5’11”, 185-pound ball of energy is smarter and more athletic than people give him credit for.  His quarterbacking days gave him the chance to get noticed throughout North Carolina as one of the best players in the state.  Now assigned as a cornerback, Hughes will have to transition to playing without the ball, but his playmaking ability will not be squandered due to his change in position.

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While the Tar Heels have collected a lot of talent this year, especially on the defensive side of the ball, the coaches must develop these raw players and mold them into warriors that can execute a gameplan.

So depending on who you ask, you may get a different answer of who from the class of 2015 will make an impact for the Tar Heels next season.  Of course, this should be expected, as I don’t even necessarily agree with the assertion that National Signing day for the Heels was “uneventful”.