Jefferson Boaz, one of the key commits in North Carolina’s 2020 recruiting class, has been named the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Male Athlete of the Year.
The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Boaz played on the prep level for Pilot Mountain (N.C.) East Surry; throughout his high school career, Boaz starred in football, basketball and baseball.
Tar Heel football commit Jefferson Boaz named the NCHSAA Male Athlete of the Year pic.twitter.com/8q6oxW8yUs
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Boaz led East Surry to its first ever state championship in football. During the 56-28 win over Tarboro, which took place at Wallace Wade Stadium, Boaz completed 33-of-42 passes for 478 yards and seven touchdowns. After which, he was named the 1AA Championship Most Valuable Player.
During his senior season, Boaz (who projects as a tight end for UNC) threw for 4,615 yards and 65 touchdowns. For his efforts, Boaz was selected for the 2019 Shrine Bowl and named AP NC Offensive Player of the Year.
Jay Boaz, Jefferson’s father, played football at North Carolina (1992-94) when Mack Brown was the program’s head coach.
247 Sports ranked Boaz as the No. 34 tight end in the 2020 class and a top 25 prospect in the state of North Carolina.
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— NCHSAA (@NCHSAA) June 8, 2020