Tyler Shough (Kevin Carden)

Tar Heels Land Elite 11 QB Tyler Shough

Four-star quarterback from Arizona announced his commitment on Thursday.

North Carolina made a big national recruiting splash on Thursday.

Tyler Shough, a 6-5, 195-pound quarterback from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton, committed to the Tar Heels while in Chapel Hill on Wednesday for a campus visit and participation in UNC's camp. He announced the decision publicly once he returned home.

Shough picked UNC over offers from South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, and Florida State. He also claimed offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Cal, Georgia, Louisville, and more than a dozen other schools.

UNC assistants Keith Heckendorf and Chris Kapilovic led Shough's Tar Heel recruitment.

He is a four-star prospect, ranked the No. 16 quarterback and No. 183 overall prospect in the rising senior class by Scout.

Shough is one of 12 quarterbacks nationwide that has earned an invite to Nike's prestigious The Opening event later this month.

For Hamilton, Shough passed for 2,079 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2016. Since then, his national profile has climbed the charts.

"The Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton signal caller saw his stock soar this off-season with scholarship offers flying in from all over the country," said Scout's Greg Biggins. "After seeing him up close at the Elite 11 Finals over the weekend, it was easy to see why. Shough is a pure passer with a great feel for the position. He has a smooth, easy delivery, is smart with the football and among the most accurate quarterbacks in the country."


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