North Carolina QB Drake Maye announces plans for 2023 season
North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye is staying in Chapel Hill.
The ACC Player of the Year addressed rumors about a possible transfer on Wednesday evening.
“Could never leave this place, I’m a Tar Heel,” Maye wrote.
Could never leave this place, I’m a Tar Heel🤝 pic.twitter.com/0eWWA9Rk3o
— Drake Maye (@DrakeMaye2) December 8, 2022
Maye had been rumored to be considering a transfer in recent days and weeks. However, his deep ties to North Carolina and Chapel Hill appear to have ultimately won out in the end. His father, Mark Maye, played quarterback for the Tar Heels. His older brother Luke Maye, played basketball at the school as well.
Maye was one of the best quarterbacks in the country this season. He led the Tar Heels to a 9-1 start to the regular season, but UNC’s offense faltered down the stretch. Still, this is a unit that has immense potential with Maye under center moving forward.
With offensive coordinator Phil Longo headed to Wisconsin, UNC coach Mack Brown will be tasked with finding a replacement. The Tar Heels have been in the top 3 in the ACC in offensive efficiency in each of the past four seasons.
Maye and North Carolina will face Oregon in the Holiday Bowl later this month.