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Mack Brown Landed One Of The Biggest Commitments Of The Day

A closeup of Texas Longhorns football coach Mack Brown.

Mack Brown , Head coach of the Texas Longhorns. The Texas Longhorns defeat the Texas A&M Aggies 46-15 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

It didn't take very long for Mack Brown to land his first big-time recruit at the University of North Carolina.

Brown, who came out of retirement to lead the Tar Heels' program, landed one of the biggest commitments of the day when the early signing period began.

One of the top quarterback recruits in the country flipped his commitment to UNC.

Sam Howell, a four-star quarterback prospect, had been committed to Florida State, but he's flipping to the Tar Heels.

The quarterback recruit announced his commitment at a ceremony and then posted about it on Twitter.

Howell is ranked the No. 3 pro-style QB in the 2019 class per 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

The 6-foot-1 quarterback is a North Carolina native.