Back in May, we asked if the Tar Heels would be able to lure another quarterback to Chapel Hill, and now we know the answer. Following his time spent with the team during Saturday’s Freak Show, Kansas quarterback Jace Ruder has decided to commit to UNC.
Last month, Ruder decommitted from Tulsa in order to pursue interest from bigger programs like Baylor, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Penn State, and Syracuse. He received an offer from UNC in May and had just finished up a series of trips to Florida State, Georgia, and North Carolina before ultimately making his decision on Monday.
Ruder is the no. 467 prospect in the 2018 recruiting class. He is the 17th-best dual-threat quarterback and the top player out of Kansas. Now that UNC also has Tyler Shough committed, the Tar Heels have two very talented young quarterbacks on the roster—one dual-threat, one pro-style.
Now that the quarterback depth chart has been refilled following the loss of Mitch Trubisky, it seems that the team should be fine at the position moving forward. It’s hard to imagine them signing any more quarterbacks at this point.