North Carolina has received the commitment of highly-rated tight end Alex Smith of Lakota West High in
Smith, who is 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, fills a major need for the Tar Heels, who did not sign a TE in their 2009 class. He is considered one of the top tight ends in the country by the major recruiting web sites.
He originally committed to
Smith had more than 20 offers, including
Zack Pianalto and Ed Barham, the team’s current TEs, will be seniors next season. UNC already has one committed player at the position for the class of 2010, Sean Fitzpatrick.
Smith finished his senior season with 23 receptions for 411 yards and four TDs.