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UNC football recruiting: Three-star DE Chris Collins names North Carolina in top schools

Chris Collins would fit in at Chapel Hill

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North Carolina is on another player’s list of preferred schools after defensive end Chris Collins named the Tar Heels as one of four programs he is currently considering. Collins is a three-star talent from Richmond, Virginia who also named Louisville, Pitt, and Tennessee as his finalists.

When it comes to the recruiting process, Collins has been very thorough in his decision-making. He is reportedly looking to make a decision in the next few weeks, and he’s visited several locations more than once. After UNC offered the 2018 recruit in January, he visited Chapel Hill in March, and again in April. Collins narrowed his choices down from 18 total offers.

The three-star talent is considered to be the 763rd prospect on the national composite from 247 Sports. As a weak-side defensive end, Collins ranks as the 39th-best in his recruiting class. He is also the 14th-best player to come out of his home state of Virginia.

Overall, Scout.com sees him as an athletic and dynamic player on the field. He will need to add weight and improve his technique once he gets on campus, but Collins seems like the type of player who is ripe with both present talent and game-changing potential.

As for the current UNC roster, the Tar Heels lost Mikey Bart to graduation, but they at least still have senior Dajaun Drennon (if he can stay healthy) and junior Malik Carney. Collins would have a chance at some real playing time before too long.