Rumors started flowing in on Friday evening that the Tar Heels were going to lose the commitment of one of their members of the 2023 class. Those rumors were confirmed on Saturday morning, as the Tar Heels lost their lone safety commit of the cycle.
Earlier this morning, 2023 3✮ S Zachary Tobe announced his decommitment from the Tar Heels as part of a USA Today Network exclusive article written by Tobe himself. This decision comes just a little over a month from his commitment to the Tar Heels, one that seemed pretty solid at the time of that decision. “I just thought to myself, ‘If I had to sign tomorrow, would I be comfortable?’, wrote Tobe. “The answer kept coming back, ‘No.’ I know it doesn’t look good for me, decommitting, but I have to do what’s right for me. Instead, the Tar Heels are now currently without a commitment at the safety spot, a spot that is a position of need in this class with this year’s safety unit being heavily senior-ladened. Tobe, meanwhile, is heading to Illinois, whom he officially flipped to in the article.
With the decommitment the Tar Heels now have fourteen players committed to their 2023 class. The team falls back outside of the top 25 overall classes according to 247Sports Composite team rankings to 26th and down to 4th in the ACC class rankings.