UNC secondary depth takes slight hit, DB Welton Spottsville enters transfer portal

According to a report from 247 Sports, North Carolina veteran defensive back Welton Spottsville has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Spottsville was a rising junior in the program; the former 3-star prospect was a part of the 2019 recruiting class. Spottville committed to the program in June 2018, when Larry Fedora was still the head coach. However, he remained committed to North Carolina when Mack Brown took over five months later.

After playing his prep ball for Havelock (N.C.) High School, an in-state power, Spottsville played special teams as a freshman with UNC. During the 2020 season, Spottsville mostly focused on special teams (102 snaps), while also shifting to some nickelback duties, too: two tackles in 43 snaps, across four games.

Spottsville’s decision comes a week after North Carolina concluded its spring game. Brown said he expected there to be some player movement.

With reserve linebacker Khadry Jackson already headed to the transfer portal, Spottsville now makes it two UNC players — both from the 2019 class.

North Carolina has a good bit of talent atop the depth chart at cornerback, of course: Tony Grimes, Storm Duck, Kyler McMichael and Ladaeson DeAndre Hollins.


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