UNC Football program adds another wide receiver transfer

Nov 27, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Nate McCollum (8) runs against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Nate McCollum (8) runs against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /
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The latest addition to the UNC football program’s wide receiver core is one that comes with plenty of previous Atlantic Coast Conference experience.

With Josh Downs and Antonie Green set to leave Chapel Hill, we originally knew that the UNC football program’s wide receiver room would look much different next season.

In an effort to add some veteran depth, the Tar Heels earned a commitment from Kent State transfer Devontez Walker. Just a week later, North Carolina was able to grab another transfer wideout, only this time, the player comes from the ACC.

Georgia Tech wide receiver transfer Nate McCollum announced that he will be joining the Tar Heels. The post came on Wednesday afternoon via his personal social media accounts.

McCollum, a 5-foot-11 slot receiver, is coming off a very strong season for the Yellow Jackets. He was the team’s leading receiver, as he caught 60 passes for 655 yards and three touchdowns over 11 games of action.

Even with some coaching turmoil and inconsistency at the quarterback position, McCollum was still able to finish the season with the fifth most catches in the entire ACC.

With the additions of McCollum and Walker, the UNC football program is adding two veteran receivers to surround star quarterback Drake Maye with. As the Tar Heels have high expectations heading into the 2023 season, both players should make an immediate impact in North Carolina’s pass-friendly offensive style.

After losing multiple players via the transfer portal, North Carolina has now brought in seven total players to help fill the void.

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