Mack Brown and University of North Carolina received some exciting news Friday evening. Four-star defensive lineman Jahvaree Ritzie decided to stay home and play for the for the in-state Tar Heels.
The 2021 All-American announced his decision via his Twitter account.
100000% COMMITTED 🤟🏽🐏💙‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/4dRpZuUqh6
— Jahvaree “🦁” Ritzie (@jahvaree) June 12, 2020
In 2020 a trio of Tar Heels participated in the All-American Bowl: Josh Downs, Ja’Qurious Conley and Clyde Pinder.
Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers at the All-American Bowl.
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