This past weekend saw multiple potential football recruits visit Chapel Hill in the last weeks prior to the February 1st National Signing Day. It ended up being a successful move for the program, as offensive lineman Jordan Tucker announced his commitment, and so did wide receiver Beau Corrales.
The addition of Corrales makes three wide receivers and nearly 20 total recruits for the 2017 class. He will join three-star receivers Tyler Smith and J.T. Cauthen who have already committed to the program. With the loss of their best wide receivers this offseason, it makes sense that UNC is going heavy on receivers this year.
The Tar Heels first offered the six-foot-three, 203-pound receiver in December before getting him on campus for his official visit on Friday. He picked UNC over 12 other offers, including Indiana, Vanderbilt, Indiana, and West Virginia. He also received interest from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Texas Tech but never received a formal offer.
Happy to say I've found my new home ❗️ pic.twitter.com/EVnUHQwe27— 1️⃣Beau Corrales5️⃣ (@BEAU_JANGLES12) January 16, 2017
As a new member of the program, Corrales had good things to say about North Carolina:
"A lot of places can claim that they have the total package for college experience, but UNC can say that an actually back it up," Corrales said. "Because I mean it is hard to get that kind of academics with that kind of football at the same time."
As a three-star talent, he heads to Chapel Hill as the no. 161 wide receiver of the 2017 class. The Georgetown, Texas native is also the no. 158 prospect out of his home state.