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UNC football recruiting: Tre Turner names North Carolina in his top 10 schools

Tre Turner could help create a new offense

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A few days ago, four-star athlete Tre Turner dropped his list of top 10 schools, and North Carolina was among them. A native of Greensboro, Turner has been heavily recruited by the ACC, with NC State, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Louisville also included on his list. Ole Miss, Oklahoma University, Tennessee, and South Carolina make up the rest of the schools in contention.

When it comes to recruiting, no program has had more face time with Turner than UNC. They offered him in February 2016, and he’s had a constant presence on campus ever since. Turner visited Chapel Hill for junior day, came around twice in November, visited in December for a game against Tennessee, returned this February, and showed up for the Duke game in March.

He ranks 154th in the national composite and comes out as the sixth-best talent in the state of North Carolina for the 2018 class. While most evaluators pencil Turner in as a wide receiver, he has been ranked as the 7th-best athlete in his class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. At six-foot-four and 175 pounds, he has good size for a wide receiver. believes that Turner is a fluid athlete and is a threat with the tough, short catch as well as downfield and in the red zone.

Following the completion of the 2016 football season, North Carolina’s offense was completely gutted. Seniors Ryan Switzer, Mack Hollins, Bug Howard, and T.J. Logan all leave the program when they graduate in May. Juniors Elijah Hood and Mitch Trubisky decided to declare for the NFL Draft and will make a go at playing professionally. That leaves Austin Proehl as the team’s most experienced wide receiver. They also have incoming freshman Beau Corrales and former transfer student Jordan Cunningham.

The 2017 recruiting class was filled with defensive backs and offensive lineman in order to fill in other areas of need. In turn, the 2018 class will have to focus on offense. Bringing in someone like Tre Turner to help give the offense another weapon will be crucial.