North Carolina football commit also wants to play basketball in college


The Duke and North Carolina rivalry added another development on Friday as four-star dual-threat quarterback Chazz Surratt flipped his football commitment from the Blue Devils to the Tar Heels in an announcement on Twitter. The 6-foot-2 Surratt, a member of the Class of 2016, would also like to play basketball in college as a walk-on for the hoops team.

According to a report from Adam Rowe of 247 Sports, Surratt might have been swayed to flip his commitment to North Carolina because the Tar Heel basketball staff offered a walk-on spot to his younger brother, Sage.

Besides being a state champion quarterback at East Lincoln High School in North Carolina, Chazz Surratt was also an all-state selection in basketball during his junior season, averaging 20 points, 8 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 3 steals per game. Surratt helped lead his high school to a Class 2A state runner-up finish in hoops during the 2014-15 season.

Adding a walk-on of Surratt’s caliber could certainly help the North Carolina basketball program as it would give them another talented player to use in practice and insurance at guard. While football will be the primary focus of Surratt’s athletic endeavors at North Carolina, the school has shown a willingness with dual-sport athletes with football and basketball before as both Julius Peppers and Ronald Curry had some success playing both sports at the school.