Carolina nabs a top quarterback 

July, 11, 2007
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What was once a significant deficit on the North Carolina roster when Butch Davis and his staff came aboard has now been upgraded significantly with the addition of new quarterback commit Braden Hanson (Charlotte/Latin). Hanson, if he holds true to his verbal commitment, will join 2007 signee Mike Paulus on the Tar Heels roster and give them two young, excellent signal callers to lead Carolina's resurgence in the ACC and on the national landscape.

Carolina closed big on signing day in 2007, and for the first time in years, there is real optimism in Chapel Hill. Hanson, who will be one of six quarterbacks in the ESPNU All-American High School all-star game this January, brings great size and arm strength to the Tar Heel offense and has a very high ceiling for development. His recruitment really heated up dramatically over the spring recruiting period, when according to his coach Jim McNulty, over 70 college recruiters stopped by the Latin campus to evaluate him.

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