Friday morning, Chazz Surratt, a dual-sport athlete for both football and basketball, announced that he had decommited from Duke for football and has flipped his commitment to the Tar Heels.

Chazz, who is a highly ranked football player for East Lincoln high school, initially committed to Duke to play football. But now, Chazz seems to be looking to play both on the turf and on the hardwood, as he hopes to walk-on for the Tar Heels.

“It felt special talking to coach Williams,” Surratt told

Chazz has attended several events for Phenom Hoops and was even invited to the North Carolina Top 80 this past year.

Even though he may get most of his attention on the field for football, he certainly has impressed on the court, helping lead East Lincoln to a 24-1 record and runner-up in the North Carolina 2A.

Chazz averaged last season 20 points per game, 6.7 rebounds, and 8.0 assists, proving that he is a winner and can get it done on the basketball floor.

Here is what has been said in the past by Phenom Hoops Report about Chazz:

“6’3 Chazz Surratt East Lincoln (Denver)
Surratt is a physically developed wing who is a phenomenal athlete. He has great length and a motor for the ball that allows him to produce in the paint. Surratt is strong to the rim and a willing defender and rebounder.”

It has also been reported by several scouting sites that his younger brother, Sage Surratt (part of the 2017 class), could be joining him on both the field and court.

Sage was the leading scorer for the Mustangs last year, averaging 24.6 points per game. Sage is also one of the top wide receivers in the state of North Carolina for football.

Here is what Phenom Hoops had to say about Sage, as he participated this year in the NC Top 80:

“Sage is a two-sport star at East Lincoln that went 40-1 this past season. He’s a winner on and off the court. He sports an impressive 4.8-weighted GPA and carried himself with confidence and maturity. Sage has a combined blend of athleticism and matched skill set that clearly separates him from his peers. While we can speak glowingly about Sage the player, he conducts himself with integrity that is not often seen in young players. He’s a high IQ player, but more importantly is a high character young man. Like we said earlier, Sage is a winner on and off the court.”

These two athletes certainly will show that they can play both sports at the next level and it seems the Tar Heels could be getting two very good walk-ons for the coming years. Two players that can produce on the court, on the turf, and are proven winners.

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