UNC Football: Tar Heels pull in top 40 recruiting class


The UNC Football program completes the 2019 recruiting class with a top 40 ranking

Mack Brown has only been on the job since November in his second stint as head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels Football program but he’s done a good job under the circumstances in recruiting.

He was able to take a pretty slim 2019 recruiting class that Larry Fedora had started and turned it into a Top 40 class on Early Signing Day back in December landing four-star quarterback Sam Howell as his prized recruit. From there, Brown was able to add to that class he stormed into National Signing Day 2019.

Brown and his staff put together an impressive class when it was all said and done, landing a total of five more recruits from the December signing period to the February one and even landed a few 2020 recruits.

The night before NSD, UNC received word that Wisdom Asaboro would sign his letter of intent to the program, a nice surprise to help kick off the period for Brown.

But a day later when things were wrapping up, Brown and his staff picked up a huge commitment from four-star outside linebacker Eugene Asante. Not only is Asante one of the top players at his position, but UNC beat out ACC foe Virginia Tech for him.

When it was all said and done, UNC signed 24 players to their 2019 class with 5 of them already enrolled.

With some big names like Howell, Asante, Khafre Brown and Triston Miller, UNC managed to land a Top 40 recruiting class as they finished No. 32 in the 247 Sports recruiting rankings.  While 32 may not seem as big as it is, factor in that Brown took over this class from Fedora and had to almost start from scratch.

Brown’s class is ranked No. 6 in the ACC which isn’t bad and puts UNC on the right track after two disappointing seasons.

As the 2019 class is complete, Brown the staff turn to the 2020 class which has four recruits verbally committed and is ranked No. 18 early on.

The Tar Heels have been able to land two four-star recruits in that class and are in the running for more. If all goes well, this could be a really good class for Brown which will essentially be his first one that he’s been able to focus solely on and not inherit.

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