UNC Football: Mack Brown visits five-star 2020 target

UNC Football head coach Mack Brown went to visit class of 2020 five-star in-state recruit Trenton Simpson following the win over N.C. State

In his first year of his second stint, North Carolina head coach Mack Brown has his team bowl eligible at 6-6 following their big win over N.C. State on Saturday night. It’s a big accomplishment for the Tar Heels after their struggles the past two seasons.

While UNC was celebrating reaching a bowl game for the first time since 2016, Brown was back on the recruiting trail.

The head coach went to visit the top target left on UNC’s recruiting board for the 2020 class just a few weeks ahead of the Early Signing Period. Brown was out to see five-star outside linebacker Trenton Simpson:

Simpson originally committed to Auburn in the Summer over North Carolina before decommitting just a few months ago. When Simpson re-opened his recruitment, the Tar Heels and Clemson Tigers were the two programs to show the most interest.

The recruit has visited both programs in the few months his recruitment has been open and will make his decision on December 18th.

Simpson is currently ranked as the No. 30 overall recruit in the 247 Sports Composite rankings and the No. 2 player in the state of North Carolina behind only UNC commit Desmond Evans. If he does pick the Tar Heels, he will join a class that’s already ranked in the Top 20 overall. Adding Simpson would give UNC a big boost in their class and on a defense that is looking to turn things around.

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