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UNC Recruiting: Tar Heels offer three over Christmas week

‘Tis the season

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While we were all celebrating the holidays this past week, the Tar Heels football program was busy handing out offers to three of their targets. This year, Tre Douglas, DJ Edwards, and Dorian Thompson-Robinson received scholarships for Christmas.

Offered on the 19th, Tre Douglas is a three-star cornerback from the class of 2018. He is ranked 389 in the national composite, is the 39th-best cornerback in his class, and the 33rd-best out of Georgia. At this point, he has nearly 20 offers, which includes most teams in the ACC.

At six-foot-two and 180 pounds, Douglas has the size and skill set to work well in the secondary. However, whether he is ultimately a corner or a safety has yet to be determined. Scout.com considers him a smart player that takes chances on the field and is able to get great reads on the quarterback. He takes advantage of his length with an outstanding catch radius. Despite his strengths, Douglas still needs to get stronger, improve his footwork, and be quicker.

Three-star wide receiver DJ Edwards was offered on the 21st. Thanks to his six-foot-two, 180-pound frame he has the length to be an incredible weapon in the red zone. He ranks 798th nationally, and is the 117th best wide receiver in the 2017 recruiting class. The Florida native ranks 107th in his state, and he currently has around 30 offers with North Carolina just the most recent to jump on the bandwagon.

To finish, the Tar Heels offered four-star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson on Christmas day. Previously serving as his high school team’s starting wide receiver and second string quarterback, Thompson-Robinson will transition to starting play caller next season. He is considered the 52nd-best talent among the class of 2018 and second from Las Vegas. At 6-foot-two and 195 pounds, he is also considered to be the fourth-best dual threat quarterback

Thompson-Robinson dropped a top nine in July, but he seems to be looking beyond them as of now. Good thing, too, because the Tar Heels weren’t included in that list. He currently has offers from almost 20 teams with many other programs showing interest from across the country. He has visited a few schools and participated in camps with the west coast schools that offered him, but remains open to anyone.

If UNC can somehow entice Thompson-Robinson to Chapel Hill, he could easily be their future at quarterback.