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UNC football recruiting: Wide receiver Daniel George names North Carolina in his top 10

Will the Maryland wide receiver choose Chapel Hill over State College?

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Wide receiver Daniel George announced his top 10 schools on Sunday night, including North Carolina in the mix. He also included Penn State, West Virginia, NC State, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, and Kentucky among the finalist. North Carolina offered him in January, giving him 18 offers in total.

The Tar Heels are hard at work recruiting for the class of 2018. Given the losses the team suffered this year, it makes sense for the coaching staff to focus on improving the offense moving forward. As a four-star recruit, George could vastly improve the team’s receiver corps.

He ranks as the no. 189 talent in the national composite. 247 Sports also has him as the 37th-best wide receiver and the 8th-best talent from the state of Maryland. At six-foot-one and 200 pounds, George is bigger and stronger than most receivers, giving him an edge when it comes to handling defenders who are typically stronger. He is considered to be a bit advanced for his age in some regards, but George will, of course, need to work on some things when he gets on campus.

As an Oxon Hill resident, you would think that Maryland has the inside track to his recruitment, however, 247 Sports’ crystal ball gives Penn State the edge. Even though he has yet to visit most of the schools in his top 10, George has already visited State College in Pennsylvania twice, and he welcomed coach James Franklin for a home visit in January. Still, though, the Tar Heels have plenty of time to impress George this summer.