College football’s Early Signing Period began bright and early this morning, and the North Carolina Tar Heels received signed Letters of Intent from all 14 of their expected commits just after 8 am.
Headlining the class is, of course, Green Hope High School wide receiver Jordyn Adams, a five-star recruit ranked 11th in the country by 247sports. Having him choose Chapel Hill over the likes of Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Ohio State is a tremendous boost for Larry Fedora’s program. The Heels have lost all of their receiving weapons in the last two seasons, so Adams can fill that void nicely.
Another exciting player for next season is quarterback Jace Ruder out of Norton, Kansas. Ruder recently earned a fourth star as the 15th ranked dual-threat quarterback. The quarterback situation is one that is going to be worth monitoring in the next several months with the job seemingly wide open for anyone who can impress throughout camp. Ruder could be that guy if the other options come up short.
Devon Lawrence’s name might sound familiar to Tar Heel fans, and that’s because his brother, Des, was wearing Carolina blue just two seasons ago. Devon is a three-star running back from Wake Forest, NC, who is ranked 16th in the state of North Carolina.
Although 247sports’ Crystal Ball believed that Dyami Brown would end up a Hokie, he has signed his Letter of Intent to be a Tar Heel. The four-star Athlete from West Mecklenburg is the ninth-ranked player in the state of North Carolina, according to 247’s national composite.
Havelock, NC, native, Avery Jones, is another four-star signee for the Tar Heels. He is a guard that ended up selecting UNC over NC State, as well as offers from Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt. 247sports’ national composite ranks him at 12th in the state and 282nd overall in the class.
Defensive end Chris Collins from Benedictine High School in Virginia, Cade Fortin, a quarterback from Suwanee, Georgia, Greater Atlanta Christian School Athlete Trey Morrison, Buford, Georgia, safety Bryson Richardson, and Columbia, SC, linebacker Kyle Wright also all signed their Letters of Intent today.
Rounding out the class is defensive end Lancine Turay from Irvington, New Jersey, Javon Terry from Wake Forest, NC, running back Javonte Williams from Teachey, NC, and Jahlil Taylor, a defensive tackle from Crisp County High School in Georgia.
Adams is obviously the big name here, and the one everyone will be most excited to see play next season. Getting a talent like that at North Carolina is big, and it will be hard to wait several months to see what he can do.