Rashad is a 6-2, 220-pound prospect from Jacksonville, Fla., where he attended The Episcopal School. Knox played tight end and defensive end for Concord High School in Concord, N.C.. He focused primarily on offense as a senior and caught 32 passes for 426 yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior, he had 14 catches for 253 yards and eight touchdowns.
North Carolina also announced that backup quarterback Braden Hanson has graduated and will transfer to the University of North Dakota for his final season of eligibility. Hanson played in six games in 2011 as the backup to Bryn Renner. For the season, he was 9 of 16 for 185 yards. He also played in three games in 2009.