Monday, May 23, 2011

UNC gets two linebacker commitments for 2012

Two players who committed to North Carolina in the past few days will help shore up the Tar Heels' linebacking corps beginning in 2012.

Durham Jordan's Phillip Williamson and Holy Spirit High (Absecon, N.J.) defender Dan Mastromatteo have decided to join the Tar Heels.

Williamson plays strong safety at Jordan but has grown to 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds and is likely to help the Tar Heels at outside linebacker, according to Jordan coach Mike Briggs. Williamson had scholarship offers from North Carolina and Duke, and had several other schools showing interest.

Briggs said Williamson has natural size and strength, and displays an intense desire to improve.

"It's hard to outwork him," Briggs said. "He works hard in the weight room and works hard on the field."

Mastromatteo is about 6-2 and 215 pounds.

Ken Tysiac

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