North Carolina recruiting: Cornerback de-commits from Tar Heels
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Jayden Curry de-commits from Tar Heels
There have been a few positive notes on the North Carolina football recruiting trail over the last couple months — namely the commitment of 3-star outside linebacker Allen Smith and 4-star defensive tackle C.J. Clark’s recent top-5 announcement.
But for the most part, it’s been tough sledding for the Tar Heels, and that trend continued on Tuesday when 3-star corner Jayden Curry announced his de-commitment.
RESPECT MY DECISION !🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AMuwBI71B8
— Jayden Curry (@jayyupnext27) April 10, 2018
Curry, the No. 87 corner in the Class of 2019, will still consider North Carolina.
The Virginia Beach, Va., native has eight offers including Maryland, N.C. State, Syracuse, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.
The decision may stem from changes on the Tar Heels coaching staff. Curry was recruited by DeAndre Smith and Terry Joseph, both of whom are no longer on the staff as 247Sports’ Don Callahan notes.
Tar Heels offer son of former Panthers standout Muhsin Muhammad II
North Carolina is getting started early on trying to keep the son of a former star in the state.
Last Thursday, the Tar Heels staff extended an offer to 4-star Class of 2020 receiver Muhsin Muhammad III, the son of former Carolina Panthers’ standout Muhsin Muhammad II.
— Muhsin Muhammad III (@MooseMuhammad) April 5, 2018
The younger Muhammad has six offers including N.C. State, UCF, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Michigan State, his father’s alma mater. He ranks as the No. 34 receiver and No. 156 overall player in the Class of 2020 by 247Sports.
His dad caught 860 passes for 11,438 yards and 62 touchdowns over his 14-year career. That included two Pro Bowl appearances with the Panthers including the 2004 season when he led the NFL with 1,405 receiving yards and 16 touchdown grabs.
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