Payton Wilson is the No. 2 outside linebacker in the class of 2018 and it looks like he’s going to be adding himself to the impressive list of recruits that have committed to a surprising ACC school. The North Carolina native is staying in-state to play for the Tar Heels despite offers from Ohio State and Clemson — both of whom were in his top four list of schools.
But that’s not the craziest part about his commitment as someone in his entourage made the most questionable decision of the day. Look at the guy in the top right corner of this photo:
There’s a guy who attended his announcement ceremony — knowing very well that he would be seen by a bunch of people — wearing “have a round with ISIS” t-shirt featuring a bullet on it. Regardless of how you feel about any war or policies enacted by the government, this was definitely not the place to try to make a political statement.
The 6’4″, 225-pound linebacker is rated as the No. 3 recruit in the state as well as the No. 84 recruit overall by 247Sports. He also held offers from Alabama, Georgia, Stanford, Penn State, Auburn and Florida State among others. Last week, UNC also nailed down a commitment from four-star receiver Dyami Brown so it looks like the Tar Heels are making quite the run with in-state talent.