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North Carolina recruiting: Three-star defensive end Chris Collins commits to the Tar Heels

Richmond native Chris Collins will join UNC football’s class of 2018.

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Three-star defensive end Chris Collins from Benedictine College Prep school in Richmond, Virginia, has committed to North Carolina. He announced his decision on Twitter this afternoon, selecting the Tar Heels over his other finalist schools, Louisville, Tennessee, and Pitt.

Collins is 6’5” and 212 pounds. He tallied 13.5 tackles with 4.5 of them going for a loss during his junior season. He was also credited with 5.5 sacks and one interception. Collins even lined up at tight end, but that is very likely not something he’ll be asked to do at the collegiate level.

During his recruitment Collins received 20 scholarship offers. His dad serves as Benedictine’s defensive coordinator, and his coach praised Collins’ dedication to being a student of the game. He puts in a lot of work to be as prepared as possible, and it seems like his coaches really love having him around.

With Collins on board, Carolina now has four commits out of the class of 2018. He joins four-star commits Dyami Brown, Payton Wilson, and Avery Jones in those who have already made the decision to make their way to Chapel Hill next year.