Less than a month into 2021, the Heels have received another commitment for the class of 2022. On Thursday afternoon, offensive tackle Trevyon Green committed to UNC. The announce came via Twitter.
Blessed to be here 100000% committed pic.twitter.com/Ul40sN8Foq— trevyon green (@GreenTrevyon) January 21, 2021
A three-star recruit, Green is among the best offensive linemen in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As with all rankings over the past year, evaluations are inconsistent to come by with the lack of games and skills camps. Green did have the opportunity to play some games this fall, and a potential spring season on the horizon. So, as we’ve said for the past 12 month, these rankings are likely to change.
Rivals: OT, 3-star, #NR (national), #49 (position), #17 (state)
ESPN: Not Ranked
247 Sports (organic): OT, 3-star, #NR (national), #73 (position), #48 (state)
247 Sports (composite): OT, 3-star, #506 (national), #51 (position), #16 (state)
Measured at 6-7, 330 pounds, Green is the first offensive lineman to commit and emphasizes Mack Brown’s desire for very large humans in the trenches. UNC only signed two offensive linemen in the 2021 class, but both were listed in high school at 6-6 (Diego Pounds) and 6-7 (Eli Sutton). If Green is a legit 6-7 (always questionable with high school measurements), then he would set foot on campus as the second tallest player on the OL (along with the aforementioned Sutton). Only Wisdom Asaboro is listed as being taller at 6-8, but Asaboro did not see the field last season.
Green is also a testament to UNC’s efforts to secure a foothold in Virginia. The first two commitments for this class, Tayon Holloway and Tychaun Chapman, hail from the Tidewater region. Chapman committed in mid-December, and Holloway followed a week later with his announcement on Christmas. Green signals a departure from that region, playing for Life Christian Academy in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
In recent years, UNC has signed one or two players per cycle from their northern neighbor, but that number will significantly increase for the 2022 class. With a more shallow in-state talent pool in the 2022 class, the Heels solidify their out-of-state efforts. After signing 15 in-state players in the 2021 class (an internet-era program record), UNC’s first three recruits for 2022 are all from Virginia.
Green picked UNC despite holding offers from Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Virginia Tech.