After ending the 2022 season on a four-game losing streak, the North Carolina football team looked to the transfer portal.
The Tar Heels picked up multiple players on both sides of the ball that will look to fill key gaps left after last season. Here's a look at some of the veteran transfers:
Junior defensive back Alijah Huzzie played at East Tennessee State for four years before transferring to UNC and has two years of eligibility remaining. He tallied 179 tackles to go with 12 interceptions during his time with the Buccaneers.
Huzzie was named a first-team Football Championship Subdivision All-American and first-team All-Southern Conference last season. The year prior, he was named a Freshman All-American and second-team All-SoCon. Expect Huzzie and Allen to assume leadership roles in the secondary this season.
Graduate safety Derrik Allen joins McCollum as another Georgia Tech transfer. In his three seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Allen tallied 46 tackles and snagged an interception.
Allen began his collegiate career by redshirting a season at Notre Dame before transferring to Georgia Tech. The 3-star transfer joins his brother, sophomore cornerback Marcus Allen, in the Tar Heels' secondary.
With the departure of defensive backs Storm Duck and Tony Grimes to the transfer portal, Allen should see plenty of snaps as a veteran starter.