Larry Fedora is making an immediate impact since he has arrived in Chapel Hill as the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels. He took a team ripped into pieces from NCAA sanctions and turned them into de-facto ACC Coastal Division Champions.
In his first season, the Tar Heels finished 8-4 and had the potential to go 11-1 but some sloppy plays cost the Heels games by less than a touchdown.
Highlighting the 2013 recruiting class for North Carolina is cornerback Brian Walker. Secondary was one of the setbacks for the Tar Heels last year, second to the linebackers, under the new Fedora defense. Walker is a four-star athletic cornerback ranking 14th for his position.
The defensive line has been a focal point of North Carolina recruiting since Butch Davis took over the program a few years ago before being dismissed of his duties. Fedora is picking up right Davis left off by bringing in Greg Webb. 6’1″ and 315 pound four-star defensive tackle, Webb brings a massive amount of strength to the North Carolina pass rush game.
With Bryn Renner’s days numbered and Marquis Williams apparently considering leaving the school, a quarterback and a quarterback that fits Fedora’s spread offensive was key for this year’s recruiting class. He find just that in the dual-threat four star quarterback from Mentor, Ohio. Mitch Trubisky choose the Tar Heels over the likes Alabama and Tennessee. Trubisky is the seventh highest ranked quarterback in the 2013 class and fits the spread offensive scheme Fedora uses to the t.
Also headlining this year recruiting class is offensive tackle RJ Prince out of Albemarle, North Carolina. I’ve had the privilege to meet RJ last year in Chapel Hill and if you want big size and pressure on the offensive line…you get it with RJ.
Having a full year to recruit this year allowed Fedora to recruit the 20th highest ranked recruiting class in the nation. North Carolina will start their season in Columbia against the South Carolina Gamecocks.