Heel Tough Blog: Two Tar Heel Transfers Find Homes

While the news on the Tar Heel front has been rather quiet, two former Tar Heels have found their new destinations.


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Former starting cornerback K.J. Sails announced via Twitter that he was transferring to South Florida on Saturday night. Sails decided to transfer from Carolina earlier this offseason following the untimely deaths of two family members earlier this year. The move will allow Sails to be closer to his family, which resides in Tampa, FL, the same town that South Florida calls home. In his time at Carolina, Sails started 14 games, finishing his career with 40 total tackles and 15 pass deflections. Sails missed the final nine of last season due to an undisclosed leg injury following a 2017 season where finished 3rd in the ACC in pass deflections. Sails has two years of eligibility remaining, meaning he will have to apply for a waiver to be able to play during the 2019 season.


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Former starting running back Jordon Brown would announce his decision on Wednesday afternoon via Twitter. The senior, who will be eligible immediately, will head to Manhattan, KS to join new Wildcats coach Chris Klieman in his backfield. Brown departed Carolina after finishing his three year Tar Heel career with 1,005 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns, while also adding 342 yards receiving out of the backfield. Brown will be battling fellow senior transfer James Gilbert for first-team reps, as the Wildcats hope to replace a backfield that graduated every running back who took a snap a year ago. 2019 will Brown’s last season of eligibility.


Sails and Brown are the two of four Tar Heel transfers to have selected their new destinations so far this offseason, joining offensive guard Tyler Pritchett and cornerback Caleb Rozar, who transferred to Jacksonville State and Alabama State, respectively, earlier this offseason. Transfers that are still looking a home include quarterback Manny Miles and linebackers Kayne Roberts, Kyle Wright and Malik Robinson.