Three-star cornerback Ameer Speed has announced his commitment to the University of Georgia, spurning the Tar Heels for the Bulldogs. His decision ultimately came down to Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Oregon, Georgia, and UNC.
Speed attracted attention from all over the country, collecting offers from Auburn, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ole Miss, and Tennessee. ACC teams also took an interest, with Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, and Wake Forest in the sweepstakes.
North Carolina first offered Speed in November 2015. He visited campus last February before attending the program’s Freak Show prospect camp in June. He took his official visits in December and January before making his decision.
The Tar Heels might be missing out on Speed, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have other players coming in at the cornerback position. Four-star cornerback Tre` Shaw chose early enrollment and three-star talent Caleb Rozar has already signed with the university.
With the loss of Des Lawrence, M.J. Stewart is left as the team’s only starting cornerback. While Speed could have helped fill a need, Shaw and Rozar will probably offer enough depth.