Heel Tough Blog: Heels Land 2020 3✮ TE Kendall Karr


Diego Romero- Gaston Gazette

The Heels 2020 class added its ninth commitment earlier this afternoon, when 3✮ TE Kendall Karr committed to Carolina via a Twitter video, became the Heels fifth in-state commitment of the 2020 class.


Karr, the No. 29 TE in the 2020 class, is preparing to enter his senior season at Stuart Cramer High School in Cramerton, NC. Karr is coming off of a junior season in which he led his team in receiving, catching 38 passes for 635 yards and seven touchdowns, building on a sophomore season in which he recorded 438 yards and six touchdowns on 21 receptions. To this point in his career, Karr is averaging 18.2 yards per catch on his 61 career receptions, a great average for a tight end.


Karr’s commitment will bring one of the best receiving tight ends in the 2020 class to Chapel Hill. Karr has phenomenal speed for a tight end, running a 4.62 40-yard dash. That speed allows Karr to be a threat all over the field and should make him a good fit in an offense that thrives in getting to open space quickly. At 6’4 and 230 lbs., Karr would be the smallest tight end on the Tar Heel roster, but he shows on tape that even at that size, he has the willingness to be an in-line blocker when needed. Karr seems like he will be a fantastic fit in the Heels new air raid offense.


With Karr’s commitment, the Heels continue their frantic start on the 2020 recruiting cycle. The commitment moves the Heels class up from 11th to 10th overall according to 247sports. The Heels class also moves up to 3rd in the ACC, their highest conference ranking in the class in this cycle.