Since Mitch Trubisky left in the NFL Draft, quarterbacks have been circling UNC ready for a chance at the vacant position. Now three-star quarterback Woodrow Lowe has included the school in his list of top seven programs, and the the Tar Heels seem to be in a good spot right now.
Lowe is considered to be the no. 742 prospect in the 2018 recruiting class. He is the 23rd-ranked dual-threat quarterback and the 22nd-best talent from Tennessee. His list of top schools also includes West Virginia, Arkansas State, Illinois, Houston, Southern Miss, Memphis. He chose these schools after receiving nearly 15 different offers.
Recruited by quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf, the six-foot-three, 185-pound play caller participated in a Tar Heels camp last week and received an offer before he left Chapel Hill.
Top 7 (random order) commitment in July!!! pic.twitter.com/VCkripBSeM— Woodrow Lowe (Trey) (@treylowe10) June 17, 2017
Normally, this would be a great recruit for UNC. LSU grad transfer Brandon Harris is expected to be the team’s starting quarterback in 2017 for his last year of eligibility, but 2018 remains wide open. Lowe could have fit into the equation then, if it wasn’t for Tyler Shough, a 2018 four-star quarterback recruit who just committed to the program a few days ago.
While North Carolina is certainly not going to be sticking its nose up at the Bolivar, Tennessee native, Lowe probably sees the competition and will take that into consideration when he makes his final decision. Though the departure of Trubisky might have made UNC an enticing destination for any quarterback looking to become a star, the presence of Shough will likely make them think twice in the end.