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Sun Valley's Gavin Blackwell Verbally Commits to North Carolina

By Tim Winters, 02/10/20, 3:45PM EST

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Gavin Blackwell has verbally committed to the University of North Carolina. Earlier today, the junior wide receiver from Sun Valley High School made his announcement on social media via Twitter.

Blackwell (5-foot-eleven, 165-pounds), has been the top wide receiver in the county for receiving yards over the last two seasons. 

If Blackwell follows through with his commitment and signs an NLI with Carolina in the Fall, he will be connected once again with former classmate/teammate and the Tar Heel starting quarterback Sam Howell. The Howell-Blackwell connection was the most lethal downfield threat in Union County.

Howell is proving his value once again to the Heels this time as a salesman. Carolina's #7 has to receive a ton of credit in helping to lure Blackwell away from well over 20 D1 offers.

Thanks to Chris Summerville for all the great still shots of Gavin that were used in the video.

Gavin Blackwell #'s

YEAR REC YARDS REC YPC REC TDs
Junior 1008 67 15.0 9
Sophomore 1136 51 22.3 19
Freshman 538 23 23.4 5
TOTAL 2682 141 19.0 33

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