Tar Heels pick up commit from top linebacker
Vance High linebacker Power Echols, the MVP of the N.C. 4A state championship game, has committed to North Carolina. Echols announced his commit on social media.
Echols, a 6-foot-2, 220pound junior linebacker, told the Observer in December he had narrowed his potential colleges to Clemson, Penn State and North Carolina.
Last season, Echols had 156 tackles with 14 sacks and 22 tackles for loss. He forced seven fumbles. Echols, a two-time allconference selection, is also a two-time Charlotte Observer Defensive Player of the Year. He was named the N.C. Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. He is a finalist for the award this season.
247 Sports ranks Echols as four-star recruit and the nation’s No. 6 inside linebacker nationally.
Vance High junior linebacker Power Echols announced on social media Saturday that he was committing to the North Carolina Tar Heels.