Joshua Horton becomes the North Carolina Tar Heel's newest commit
Chapel Hill, North Carolina - The Tar Heels football program landed another defensive lineman as three-star tackle Joshua Horton pledged his commitment to the program.
Horton, who ranks a top-100 lineman in the country, reached the Georgia High school 6A State title game last season, in which he worked up 81 tackles, eight quarterback hurries, and three sacks.
This outstanding season performance earned Region 4 AAAAAA honors.
In his sophomore campaign, the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder impressed recruiting scouts with his 96 tackles, including four for a loss and three sacks, and four QB hurries in his 13 games played.
In a decision that involved a number of attractive propositions like Georgia, Tennessee, and Michigan State, Horton narrowed his top three to Auburn, UCF, and North Carolina and ultimately chose the Tar Heels over fellow finalists.
The fifth defensive lineman to commit to in the 2023 class, he joins four-star players Jaybron Harvey, Joel Starlings, and Rico Walker, and fellow three-star Tyler Thompson.
Horton's pledge moves Carolina's class to No. 26 nationally in the 2023 recruiting team rankings.
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