ICTV Analysis: New UNC Pledge Payton Wilson is a High-Motor Linebacker

What are the Tar Heels getting in new commitment Payton Wilson? A tough, high-effort linebacker with athleticism to match, according to Inside Carolina expert Don Callahan.

North Carolina added four-star linebacker Payton Wilson to its commitment list, on Monday.

In landing Wilson, a robust 6-foot-4, 225-pounder from nearby Hillsborough (N.C.) Orange High, the Heels beat out fellow finalists Clemson, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech. Although eliminated roughly a month ago, Alabama, Georgia, and Penn State were also in play.

As a junior, Wilson made 127 tackles, including 39 for a loss and 13 sacks, for a 12-1 squad. He also averaged nine yards on 84 rushes and accumulated 1,061 yards and 16 touchdowns from scrimmage.


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