North Carolina football nudged its 2019 class up to a half-dozen commits; over the weekend, the Tar Heels received a commitment from (*Awesome Name Alert*) Storm Duck.
Duck, a 3-star cornerback from Boiling Springs, South Carolina, is the program’s fourth 2019 commit from North or South Carolina. Boiling Springs is a little over three hours southwest from Chapel Hill — slightly further west from football hotbeds Shelby, NC and Gaffney, SC.
(It’s just the middle of June, but UNC and NC State have already landed commitments from a combined 10 in-state prospects.)
According to 247 Sports, UNC was one of 16 schools to offer Duck — a list that also included West Virginia, Appalachian State and Temple. His recruitment was led by former UNC linebacker and current linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen.
According to Inside Carolina, Storm Duck recorded 35 tackles during his junior season.
In 2017, North Carolina’s pass defense ranked 84th nationally in S&P-plus (95.6), per Football Study Hall. Over the last two seasons, UNC has intercepted just eight passes — the lowest number in the ACC.