This staff seemed to be at its best down the stretch, luring in four of their five four-star prospects, including two ranked in the ESPNU 150. UNC plucked two players who had committed to other schools. Wide receiver Sean Tapley was heading to South Carolina and running back Giovanni Bernard to Notre Dame. Those players, along with defensive tackle Brandon Willis and offensive guard James Hurst gave this class a boost.
Considering how loaded UNC is on defense in 2010, you'd think the best chance for a true freshman to get on the field would be on the offensive side.