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Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heels Add Second TE Commitment in 2025 Class

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For the first time since January, the Tar Heels have made an addition to their 2025 recruiting class.

2025 3✮ TE Marshall Pritchett announced his commitment to Mack Brown and the Tar Heels on Saturday evening via an event in his hometown of Charleston, SC. He picks them over Georgia Tech, Miami, South Carolina and others that were in the top ten that he released back on December 29th.

Pritchett is heading into his senior at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee High School in Rabun Gap, GA coming off a strong junior season with the school. He finished second on the team in receptions (46), receiving yards (674) and receiving touchdowns (6), helping lead the team to the NCISAA Division I state final before they would fall to national-ranked Providence Day. The year prior, as a sophomore in his first season at the school, he was second on the team in all of those same categories, hauling in 44 receptions for 688 yards and six touchdowns for a team that would be ousted in the first round of the NCISAA Division I playoffs.

Pritchett is a versatile receiving target that could eventually become a nice weapon for the team in the next couple of years. He has the height at 6’5 to play tight end, but the question is will he be able to handle himself enough as a blocker at the position? He has done very little in-line blocking at the high school level, instead spending the majority of his career split out wide or in the slot. While the blocking ability is a bit of an unknown, there is no questioning his impact as a receiver. Pritchett is one of the best route runners in this class amongst all pass catchers and has tremendous twitch before and after the catch that allows him to find space. He has reliable hands that allow him to pull in just about any catchable throw and while he may not show it often, he does have the ability to go up and get the 50/50 balls if they are thrown his way. It may take him a little bit of time to settle into a specific role in Chapel Hill, especially if they are going to keep him at tight end, but his ability to create separation and make plays with the ball in his hands could allow him to have a significant role in this offense at some point in his career.

Pritchett becomes the second tight end to commit to the Tar Heels in this class, joining fellow 3✮ Logan Farrell, who committed to the class back in November. This is the Tar Heels' sixth overall commit and the class now sits No. 17 in the overall rankings and 4th in the ACC rankings according to 247Sports Composite rankings.


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