The Tar Heels remain an option for another young player in the 2018 recruiting class, now that all-purpose back Mychale Salahuddin has named North Carolina in his top 11 schools. The other programs he is considering are Arkansas, Baylor, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Pitt, South Carolina, Temple, Wisconsin, and USC.
The four-star athlete is considered to be the no. 319 talent in his class. He is also the fifth-best at his position and the top player from Washington, DC. Salahuddin has grown in the last year, becoming a five-foot-eleven, 200-pound weapon on the field. According to Scout.com, he has shown great quickness and the ability to break tackles, however, he does need to improve his power and blocking abilities.
Salahuddin is being recruited by running backs coach DeAndre Smith. UNC offered him back in February before welcoming him to campus in March for an unofficial visit. He had nearly 40 offers on the table before naming his top 11 on Wednesday.
When it comes to playing time, Salahuddin has a good chance to see the field in his freshman season. The loss of T.J. Logan and Elijah Hood have opened the doors for some of the younger players on the roster, like incoming freshman Michael Carter. It has also given grad transfer Stanton Truitt enough of a reason to make the move to Chapel Hill. The former Auburn running back has the option to remain eligible through the 2018 season, but Salahuddin has the versatility to remain in the mix regardless.