The Mack is back, but what about his recruiting touch?
For fans of North Carolina football, the early returns seem fairly promising.
Over the weekend, Mack Brown’s team netted six verbal commitments for the 2019 season, including a quartet of three-star players and four-star wide receiver Khafre Brown.
The brother of first-year Tar Heel receiver Dyami Brown, Khafre is listed as ESPN.com’s seventh-best recruit in North Carolina, and the 32nd-ranked receiver nationally. Brown scored nine touchdowns and averaged 16.9 yards per reception as a senior at West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C. Brown, who is listed at 6-feet, 170 pounds, chose the Tar Heels over Tennessee, Duke, Alabama, Florida State, and N.C. State, among other schools. Brown possesses plenty of speed and could make an impact next to his brother in the receiving game as soon as next season.
North Carolina earned a second addition Saturday to its receiving corps with a commitment from three-star Emery Simmons. Hailing from South View High School in Hope Mills, N.C., Simmons changed his original commitment from Indiana to UNC this summer. He then committed to Penn State in late July, and finally landed back with the Tar Heels this weekend after decommitting from Penn State. ESPN lists Simmons at 6-foot-1, 186 pounds, and he is listed as the No. 21 player in the state.