Evan Bennett did not waste much time to make his college commitment.

Bennett, a 6-foot-3 and 210 pound linebacker out of Eatonton, Georgia (Gatewood School), announced that he’s committed to North Carolina. He’s the first commitment for the Tar Heels in the Class of 2024. He’s not yet rated by the 247Sports Composite.

The Tar Heels gave Bennett his first offer, and he also recently received another one on Monday from Liberty. This past Saturday, Bennett was back in Chapel Hill for the basketball game against NC State, 247Sports reported.

“I don’t know where to start,” Gatewood High head coach Jeff Ratliff told the Eatonton Messenger. “First of all, he’s a great student in the classroom. He’s a National Honor Society member. Second, he’s a great player and teammate. He was a big part of that state championship team a couple of years ago in 2020.

Here are his highlights from Hudl: