UNC Football: Antavious Lane commits to North Carolina

Mack Brown and the UNC football program continue to do well in the transfer portal, as they land yet another commitment to add to the mix.


That’s now the number of players that have committed to the UNC football program out of the transfer portal.

After visiting Chapel Hill over the weekend, former Georgia State safety Antavious Lane has decided to transfer to the University of North Carolina. He was so impressed with his visit that he elected to forgo any other planned visits elsewhere that he had lined up.

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound safety will head to North Carolina after graduating from Georgia State in May and will have a year of eligibility plus a COVID year remaining.

In the new world of the transfer portal, each and every game could be an audition of sorts for players across the country. For Lane, it certainly helped that he had a strong game against the Tar Heels this season, as he recorded six total tackles and two forced fumbles.

Lane was second on the Georgia State team last season with 87 tackles. He also finished the season with two interceptions.

After announcing his decision, Lane spoke to Inside Carolina about why he decided that North Carolina was the best fit for him:

“I really fell in love with it up there [at UNC]. Wherever your heart is at, that’s where you have to go. There are great coaches there. I met up with some players [and] it’s a great family feeling.

“It’s a good tradition there [at UNC] — a winning tradition. Coach Mack Brown, he’s a legendary coach. He’s a coach that’s all about the players — he’s big on that. Just talking to him, he’s a humble coach — you wouldn’t even know that he’s a [College Football] Hall-of-Famer. And then, [Charlton Warren], he coached a lot of NFL guys.”

For a program that lost a good amount of talent via the transfer portal, they’ve certainly made up for it by bringing in some quality players from it. Lane will now be tasked with helping the Tar Heels’ new-look secondary improve heading into the 2023 season.

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