UNC Football: Tar Heels flip three-star wide receiver

The UNC Football program picks up another commitment in the 2019 class, flipping a wide receiver from Indiana

Just a few days after the North Carolina Tar Heels received a verbal commitment from a three-star tight end, they have added another piece to their offense in the 2019 recruiting class.

On Wednesday, three-star wide receiver Emery Simmons announced he is verbally committed to North Carolina as he’s flipped from Indiana. Simmons previously verbally committed to the Hoosiers on March 18th but has since made visits to Chapel Hill and has changed his mind.

Simmons was in Chapel Hill this past weekend for the annual Freak Show event and decided it was the right place to be. He made that official Wednesday morning according to Inside Carolina, who spoke to Simmons’ high school coach Rodney Brewington.

UNC head coach Larry Fedora reacted to the news on Wednesday via Twitter with this tweet:

Simmons is ranked as the No. 30 player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 88 ranked wide receiver in his class for 2019.

The wide receiver had a total of five offers including UNC, Indiana, Duke, East Carolina and Penn State. He told Fayetteville Observer reporter Sammy Batten that it was his dream to play in the Big Ten but decided that the drive for his family and friends to see him play would be too far and he wanted to stay close to home. 

Simmons becomes the 10th player to commit to the Tar Heels’ 2019 recruiting class and joins tight end Kamari Morales as the second player on offense to commit this week.

UNC’s 2019 class is currently ranked 42nd in the nation and 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference after a handful of commitments in the past two weeks. The annual Freak Show has paid dividends once again as they have been able to pull in a few recruits.

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