The early part of this Tar Heels offseason was focused on restocking this roster for the 2023 season with the help of the transfer portal, but since it has closed, the staff has shifted that focus to the 2024 recruiting trail.
Earlier this morning 2024 OT Andrew Rosinski announced via his Twitter account that he was committing to Mack Brown and the Tar Heels, their third commit in the 2024 class in eight days. Rosinski took a visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend after visits to Georgia Tech and Duke in the two weeks prior. Clearly, he was impressed with what he saw from the staff and new offensive line coach Randy Clements. With his offer numbers picking up, the Tar Heels will have work to do to keep this commitment, but just getting him to commit after his first visit with Clements is impressive.
Rosinski just put a wrap on an impressive junior season at left tackle for Creekview High School in Canton, GA. He received first team All-State and second team All-Region honors this season as part of a Creekview team that finished 4-6 and averaged 304.5 yards of total offense per game. As a sophomore, he played right tackle for a Grizzlies team that finished 8-3 and totaled 347.9 yards per game.
Rosinski’s tape shows why he is a first team all-state player in one of the best high school football states in the country. The Tar Heel are in need of the physical guys up front and his biggest strength is the level of physicality that he plays with. He has really good hand placement, which allows him to drive guys back off the line of scrimmage and toss them aside like rag dolls when he needs to. He has a really strong first step, especially in run blocking situations when he goes downhill and he does a good job of keeping a low pad level. He showed some nice athleticism in space on a couple of plays and moves well for someone of his size. The level of competition is not an issue either with him playing at the 6A level in the state of Georgia. He will have to add more weight to play at the next level, as he played his junior season at 6’6, 272 lbs., but his 247Sports’ profile has him at 282 lbs., so he might have already added some weight this offseason. The biggest question mark is him as a pass protector, but with how well he moves there is reason to be encouraged. This is a really solid pickup for this Tar Heel staff that could develop into an important part of this offensive line in the future.
With Rosinski’s announcement, the Tar Heels now have three commits in the 2024 class, all of which have come on board in a little over a week. This is already the team’s second commitment from the state of Georgia, a state that is going to be vital to the success of this class. With the ball rolling now on the 2024 trail, the next step is to add a headliner to this class.