For the second straight day, the Heels have added an offensive weapon to their 2020 class. Friday’s addition came in the form of 2020 3✮ WR Tylee Craft, who announced his commitment to Carolina via Twitter just moments after receiving the offer.
Craft, a 6’4, 170 lbs. receiver, is closing in on his senior season at Sumter High School in Sumter, SC. Last year, as a junior, Craft caught 16 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns as part of a Sumter offense that threw the ball just 161 times in 11 games a year ago. His average of 19.1 yards per catch shows he has big-play ability. Last year was his first season as a varsity player, so he is a raw player, to say the least.
Craft might be raw, but his size and speed are not something you can teach. While his 40-yard dash time is an unofficial 4.63, Craft has good game speed and combines that with his size to be able to take the top off of defenses. Craft also showcases some good ability after the catch on tape, something that will be welcomed in the Heels new air raid offense, but is not as crucial to offensive success as it was in the Fedora era. His tape didn’t show a single play where Craft had to go up and get the football, so it will be interesting to see if that can be a part of his game at his size.
With Craft’s commitment, the Heels currently have ten players committed to the 2020 class, making them one of just six teams to have double-digit commits in the class at the moment. The commitment also moves the Heels class up to 7th in the 247sports overall ranking, it’s highest ranking so far in what has been an impressive 2020 cycle. The Heels do remain 3rd in the ACC, though, behind Clemson (2nd) and Miami (4th).