UNC Football: Tar Heels commit earns Gatorade POTY Honors

A UNC Football commit has won a big honor for his play during his senior year of high school football. Find out who was honored and what for

With the high school football season wrapped out outside of a few All-Star games in the coming weeks, the attention now turns to the Early Signing Period which begins next week.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are expected to sign what is currently a Top 20 class for the 2020 cycle and the first true recruiting class in Mack Brown’s second stint. UNC has been able to land some very talented players at key positions in this class and even have the potential to add more when the early period begins.

One player that highlights that class is four-star quarterback commit Jacolby Criswell.

The Arkansas native committed to UNC over the Summer and will take his official visit to the program this upcoming weekend. That’s good news for the Tar Heels and their chances to sign him just a few days after.

Before Criswell returns to UNC’s campus, he was honored with a big award. On Monday, it was announced that Criswell was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Arkansas:

Criswell is ranked as the No. 11 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 2 player in the state of Arkansas by 247 Sports. 

Even being committed to UNC, Arkansas has still put on the pressure for Criswell as new head coach Sam Pittman has reportedly met with the quarterback ahead of his visit to UNC. As it stands now, you have to think UNC is in good shape going into the weekend for his official visit and just hope that nothing changes.

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