UNC Football extends offer to Class of 2026 four-star tight end

Mack Brown and the UNC Football program have extended an offer to a second tight end prospect from the Class of 2026.
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The UNC football program continues its heavy recruiting for the Class of 2026. 

Last month, North Carolina extended an offer to the talented three-star Class of 2026 cornerback Camdin Portis, son of NFL Pro-Bowler Clinton Portis, along with Zavion Griffin-Haynes, the four-star edge-rusher hailing from Rolesville, North Carolina.

Mack Brown and his staff look to keep the ball rolling and have just offered Class of 2026 standout Corbyn Fordham. The six-foot-four, 220-pound tight end from Jacksonville, Florida, announced his offer on the social media platform “X” on May 31.

Although the Tar Heels have offered Fordham just after completing his sophomore year at The Bolles School, they aren’t the first ACC school to show interest. North Carolina’s in-state rival, NC State, has offered Fordham, while ACC-rival Florida State showed interest in Fordham early, extending an offer after his August 3, 2023, visit to their campus.

Fordham is a hot commodity outside the ACC and has offers from other major programs, such as Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Illinois. 

This is just the second tight end that Brown and the UNC football program have offered in the Class of 2026. The other is Kaiden Prothro, the six-foot-six, four-star TE from Bowdon, Georgia.

North Carolina has become an enticing landing spot for talented tight end prospects. The recent success of the program's positional group proves that the Tar Heels offense is one that skilled players can thrive in, as the tight ends play a critical role in the offensive attack and can showcase their skillset in a variety of ways.