UNC Football program extends offer to in-state Class of 2026 safety

Mack Brown looks to bring more local talent to the UNC football program with a new offer to Charlotte native from the Class of 2026.
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Mack Brown and the UNC football program have extended an offer to another in-state talent, Class of 2026 safety Nick Reddish.

On May 21, Reddish announced on X (formerly Twitter) that he had received an offer from North Carolina.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior had an impressive sophomore campaign at Independence High School in Charlotte, NC, totaling 95 tackles, ten pass break-ups, and four interceptions.

The competition for Reddish's talent is fierce, as he announced his offer from UNC one day after his announcement that Duke University extended their offer on May 20. Other in-state schools recognizing Reddish's potential include Wake Forest, UNC Charlotte, and East Carolina University.

Reddish is also a star baseball player at Independence and revealed in an interview with Kevin Sinclair of 247Sports that the athleticism runs through his family.

"We always had athletes in our family. I have two brothers who are in college right now for football. They always push me to be the best I am."

While Reddish has received offers from other major schools, such as, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and Wisconsin, Mack Brown and the UNC football program continue to try and keep in-state talent right where it belongs.


North Carolina has put an emphasis on recruiting in-state talents, as they've wasted no time identifying some of the top players from local areas from the Class of 2026. Reddish is among those players, as the Tar Heels hope they can lure him to Chapel Hill.