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Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heels Land Second In-State Commitment in 2025 Class

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For the second time this week, the Tar Heels have added a commitment in the 2025 recruiting class.

Earlier this evening, 2025 IOL Trey Blue announced his commitment to the Tar Heels over Maryland, Cincinnati and others via social media. His commitment comes after his second trip to Chapel Hill for yesterday’s win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Blue is in the midst of his junior season at Cary High School in Cary, NC. He spent the majority of his sophomore season at right tackle but has made the move to the left tackle spot full-time this season for a Cary team that has yet to win a game in 2023.

Watching Blue’s film, it’s a mystery as to how the recruiting services have not rated him to this point. He has a college frame already at 6’5, 310 lbs. and is starting to show more of a mean streak this season after not showing it a lot as a sophomore. The footwork and lateral movement is impressive, especially for someone of his size, at the high school level and his athleticism is shown when he is the lead or pull blocker. His hand placement is what really has led to his success and is why he was so dominant as a pass protector on his sophomore film. Blue might not be the most polished offensive lineman in this class and we need to see more of the mean streak if he is going to thrive as an interior offensive lineman at the college level, but there is a lot of upside that he brings to this class.

With the commitment, the Tar Heels already have three players committed to their 2025 class, two of which are in-state prospects. Because he is unranked, the commitment has no effect on the 247Sports Composite team rankings.

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