In addition to action that takes place in the college game at Kenan Stadium, high school football season is well underway in programs across the country.
The Tar Heels will be bringing in many promising commits on both sides of the ball for the 2023-2024 season. Here is a brief recap of how some of these recruits have performed for their high schools so far this season.
Giving up points has been a concern for UNC the past several years, and one of the best ways to remedy this is to recruit defense.
When it comes to disrupting the backfield, edge rusher Rico Walker could be exactly what the team is looking for.
The Hickory High School edge rusher has had a solid start to his season, racking up 15 total tackles – eight solo and seven assisted – in the three games he has played. He has not recorded a sack yet this season, but does have two disruptive plays to his credit with a forced fumble and blocked punt. His team sits at 3-2 on the year and looks to improve that record as it heads into conference play for the rest of the season.
Hamilton is putting together a stellar start to his senior season at Hickory Ridge. In six games, the senior wide receiver has reeled the ball in 23 times for 406 yards and five touchdowns.
His averages an eye-popping 17.7 yards per catch, making him an air threat that defenses must account for. Hamilton also returns kicks and punts, which shows off the versatility the Tar Heels might look to utilize on special teams.