Jordan Tucker, late of Roswell, Georgia, is a Tar Heel, and this is well worth being happy about.
Late on Monday, Tucker, a former Tennessee commitment, gave his verbal commitment to North Carolina over offers from numerous other power 5 schools, including Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisville, Missouri, Syracuse, Maryland and Minnesota.
Also, in the event that this failed to make an impression earlier, Tucker is six-foot-six and weighs 320 pounds, with a semester of high school to go. He was overwhelmed with the impression that Chapel Hill and the UNC coaching staff left on him during his first-ever visit to campus last weekend
Truly blessed and happy to be a TAR HEEL @RoswellRecruits @GridironUatl pic.twitter.com/i0GBHPcRhC— jordan tucker (@jordant9779) January 17, 2017
Tucker is the fifth offensive line commitment in this year’s class, joining Brian Anderson, Marcus McKeihan, Jonah Melton, and Billy Ross, the smallest of whom is 272 pounds and six-foot-three. This likely completes the Tar Heels’ offensive line recruiting for the 2017 recruiting season.
Overall, the Tar Heels stand at 19 commitments for the 2017 class, with several more prospects on the horizon. UNC is still pursuing prospects to fill holes at quarterback, running back, defensive tackle, and a few other positions.