Friday, January 11, 2013
Mikey Bart swaps USF for Tar Heels
Three-star tight end-Y Mikey Bart (Buford, Ga./Buford) decommitted from South Florida Friday in favor of North Carolina, multiple sources report.
Bart was recruited by Tar Heels defensive line coach Deke Adams. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound senior originally selected the Bulls in November. Cincinnati, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, Syracuse and Central Florida are his other scholarship offers.
ESPN describes Bart as, "a kid who comes across as a physical, high effort dude. He plays on offense, defense, and special teams and whatever he is doing he seems to be giving it all he has. ... There are more naturally athletic tight end prospects out there, but Bart is going to step on the field, give you what he's got, and work to get the job done."
He is the 20th member of North Carolina's 2013 class, including four players who have already enrolled; quarterback Mitch Trubisky (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor), wide receiver Jordan Fieulleteau (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield), running back Khris Francis (Durham, N.C./Hillside) and offensive tackle R.J. Prince (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle). Trubisky and Fieulleteau are ESPN 300 prospects while Francis and Prince are four-stars outside the top 300.
North Carolina currently holds the nation's No. 15-rated class.