UNC football program adds another defensive lineman to the 2025 recruiting class

Mack Brown and the UNC football program are starting to make noise in the 2025 recruiting cycle, as they've added another talented defensive lineman to the mix.
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It's been back-to-back days in which the UNC football program has added a defensive lineman prospect from the Class of 2025, as three-star Devin Ancrum becomes the latest to pledge to the Tar Heels.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pounder from Hoschton, Georgia, is currently viewed as a three-star prospect by 247Sports. He ranks as the No. 93 overall player from his home state. With his commitment, the UNC football program currently has 9 players within its 2025 recruiting class.

Ancrum comes from very familiar territory, as he currently competes at the high school level for Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek High School. Last year, the Tar Heels earned commitments from two players from the same school, as offensive lineman Aiden Banfield and defensive back Jaiden Patterson are currently on campus as part of the program.

It didn't take long for Ancrum to realize Chapel Hill was the place for him, as his connection to the Tar Heels began just a few months back. After Ted Monachino was named the defensive line coach at North Carolina, Ancrum was extended a scholarship offer, as his official visit to campus helped him make his decision.

Before committing to North Carolina Ancrum was considering various programs, including Duke, Georgia Tech, NC Central, NC State, Tulane, UAB, and UCF. He had upcoming visits scheduled to both Duke and Georgia Tech, but those visits now won't happen.


This is another solid addition for Mack Brown and the Tar Heels, especially given the program's goals of improving on the defensive side of the football. It's safe to say that more players are on the way, as the Tar Heels are far from done when it comes to this respective recruiting cycle.