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UNC Recruiting: Three-star RB Elijah Green commits to the Tar Heels

Mack Brown lands his 22nd recruit for the 2020 class.

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Yesterday evening, UNC football received yet another running back for the 2020 class when three-star player Elijah Green committed to the Tar Heels. He announced his decision via his Twitter account:

Green is a 5’10, 190-pound running back out of Roswell, GA. He is the 93rd ranked running back in the 2020 recruiting class according to the 247 Sports Composite, and picked the Tar Heels over offers from Michigan State, Boston College, NC State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, among others. He received his offer from Mack Brown and his staff on June 8th, so his commitment comes less than two months after.

During his junior season, Elijah Green went for 406 yards off of 69 carries for Blessed Trinity High School, which is a stat that was hindered by an ankle injury that he suffered after the first few games. His team finished the season undefeated, and won the GHSA AAAA Championship against Cartersville, who had only lost twice in their last four seasons. Green shared a backfield with four-star Ohio State signee Steele Chambers, and now that Chambers is off to Columbus, Green’s production could see a reasonable increase as long as he can stay healthy.

Green is now the third running back to commit to the 2020 recruiting class, joining three-stars Elijah Burris and D.J. Jones. The Tar Heels currently have the 16th best recruiting class in the country and the fourth best recruiting class in the ACC, directly behind Florida State. It’s truly exciting to witness such a strong rejuvenation of the football program after the rollercoaster that was the Larry Fedora era. The best part is that Brown is far from done, as there are still some notable names out there on his recruiting board, including five-star defensive end Desmond Evans. Hopefully the Heels’ recruiting momentum only leads to great things in the future, but for now, it’s time to welcome and celebrate Brown’s newest Tar Heel.