Eugene Asante, Beau Corrales set to leave UNC, enter transfer portal

Talented linebacker Eugene Asante, after three seasons with North Carolina, will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal. He’ll be joined by teammate Beau Corrales, a veteran wide receiver.

During his career at North Carolina, Asante recorded 58 total tackles, including 23 in the 2021 season. Asante was top-300 recruit in the 2019 class out of Virginia; he picked UNC over Florida State, Virginia Tech and UCLA.

Corrales was an important part of North Carolina’s offense in the 2019 season — the first under Mack Brown and Sam Howell. Corrales hauled in 40 catches (No. 3 on the roster) for 575 yards and six touchdowns. Since then, though, injuries have slightly derailed his career.

As Brown, Dre Bly and UNC continue to hum on the recruiting trail, another possible trend has emerged from within the program. Players are leaving the program via transfer.

Asante is now the second former 4-star prospect to depart. Back in October, veteran defensive tackle Clyde Pinder, another 4-star recruit, left North Carolina. (Pinder will head to USF, now.)

A few days before Pinder decided to transfer, wideout Khafre Brown entered the portal.

Last month, two additional players — wide receiver Emery Simmons and defensive lineman Kristian Varner — entered the portal, too.

This makes Corrales the third wide receiver to leave the program over the last 6-7 weeks.


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