Updated: Jun 12
The Tar Heels have added a commitment from this past weekend’s official visits for the second consecutive day and are also landing a preferred walk-on in the prcoess.
2024 3✮ LB Crews Law and transfer LB Cade Law committed to the Tar Heels via social media on Monday afternoon. Crews was a part of the group of eleven uncommitted prospects that were in Chapel Hill over the weekend and joins 3✮ ATH Carlos Mitchell Jr. as those who have committed since. Crews chose the Tar Heels over hometown Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
Crews is heading into his senior season at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, TN after a breakout 2022 season. He finished with 101 total tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks as part of a CPA team that made a run to the Division II-AA state title game. He was also a vital part of the team’s offensive attack, carrying the ball 27 times for 181 yards and nine touchdowns. He was named first team All-State and All-Region for his efforts. As a sophomore, Crews wasn’t nearly as productive, totaling 58 total tackles in 14 games.
Crews gives the Tar Heels another downhill linebacker in that room. He does a great job of meeting ball carriers in the gaps, especially inside the tackles, and makes them pay when he gets there. He plays with a physical edge that allows him to fight through blocks and make plays at the line of scrimmage or in the backfield. While he may thrive playing that downhill role, he does have outstanding sideline-to-sideline ability and closing speed that allows him to make plays in space. He is an aggressive player in space, but he takes smart angles to the football and does a good job of wrapping up when tackling. The area where he needs the most work is when he drops into coverage, something he simply didn’t do much of at all last year. The few times that he did drop, it was obvious he couldn’t offer much and there was a lot of stiffness in his hips. This is something that he certainly has the ability to improve, but it’s what will prevent him from playing early, especially in the Tar Heels system which asks a lot out of the linebackers in coverage under Gene Chizik.
Along with his commitment, the team also adds his brother, Cade, to the linebacker room. The former Christ Presbyterian Academy quarterback spent this past season with the Vanderbilt baseball team as a catcher before entering the transfer portal in late April. He will join Carolina as a preferred walk-on this summer.
With Law’s commitment, the Tar Heels now have a top ten class according to 247Sports Composite team rankings. The class also moves into 3rd in the ACC class rankings.