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Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heels Miss on Matthews, Turn Attention to Clark and Peterkin

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The Tar Heels 2025 recruiting class still remains without a commitment from a wide receiver.

On Wednesday evening, 2025 4✮ ATH Micah Matthews announced his commitment to Virginia Tech over Carolina, Virginia, Utah and others. Matthews is a miss for both Tar Heel football and baseball with him scheduled to play both sports at the college level.

In a football sense, this shouldn’t come as much of a shock. Virginia Tech had been the leader for him the entire way and while the Tar Heels and other finalists put their best foot forward, the official visit to Blacksburg only seemed to seal the deal for them.

With Matthews now off the board, the Tar Heels attention turns to 4✮ wide receivers Shamarius Peterkin and Malik Clark who have both narrowed down their lists with the Tar Heels still firmly in the running. Peterkin will announce his decision on August 16th while Clark has yet to set a date. The team also hosted 3✮ Evan Haynes last month.


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