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National Signing Day 2018: UNC Signs Joshua Ezeudu and Matthew Flint

The duo committed to UNC in January.

NCAA Football: Western Carolina at North Carolina Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

National Signing Day got off to an early start for the Heels, with the addition of two defensive signeees.

Matthew Flint
Outside Linebacker, 6-1, 215, 3-Stars
Gurley, AL
Scout Ranking: 567th Nationally, 36th at position

Matthew Flint was the first to start the morning. The linebacker from Alabama has actually already enrolled at the school after taking a visit in mid-January. A former Tennessee commit, he flipped to the Heels after former Volunteer coach Butch Jones was fired. He has also contributed his decison to new Tar Heel coach (and former linebacker) Tommy Thigpen and team chaplain Mitch Mason. A versatile player, Flint contributed on both offense and defense last season at Madison County High School. He will provide some depth and speed to a depleted linebacker corps. Check out some highlights, courtesy of the UNC Football twitter account.

Joshua Ezeudu
Offensive Tackle, 6-5, 295, 3-Stars
Scout Ranking: 880th nationally, 74th at position

Ezeudu also committed to UNC in mid-January and made it official this morning. A top-100 offensive tackle, he will round out what is expected to be a stellar class along the offensive line. Holding a 3.9 GPA, he has often cited academics as a catalyst for his decision. Considering how many recruits often only giver “academics” cursory lip service, it’s always refreshing to bring someone like Ezeudu into the family. At 6-5 and almost 300lbs, it’s fair to think that he will grow into a solid contributer on the field as well.

We’ll continue to update UNC’s signings throughout the day. Chad Floyd will have a more comprehensive breakdown later in the afternoon.