Tar Heels Land Fox

Defensive end Tomon Fox provided some early fireworks to the Freak Show by committing to the Tar Heels on Saturday.

North Carolina secured a coveted edge rusher during the Freak Show on Saturday night. Tomon Fox, a 6-foot-3, 226-pound defensive end from Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill, made his verbal commitment during the event.

“They said they want me as a premiere pass rusher,” Fox said. “That’s perfectly fine with me – that’s what I expected myself to be at the next level.”

The Tar Heels took the lead for Fox this spring, after he made two junior day visits to Chapel Hill, but were challenged by offers from Notre Dame (which he visited this week), Auburn, Penn State, Tennessee and others.

“He’s an explosive player,” said Kevin Reach, Collins Hill’s head football coach. “As a sophomore, he led Gwinnett County in sacks. He’s a great pass rusher… He’s physical, loves the weight room, great character kid, does well in the classroom – he’s kind of the epitome of what we look for at Collins Hill in a football player.”

He’s the second defensive end commitment for UNC in the 2016 class and fourth member of the class to hail from Georgia.

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