UNC Football's Secondary Education
Even with the departures Jabari Price, Tre Boston, and Terry Shankle, Tar Heel associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning feels very good about the defensive backfield moving forward. “I think we’re better right now than we were at any point the secondary leadership-wise, and that’s coming from the guys in the weight room,” Koenning said in an interview at Kenan Football Center last week.
Terry Shankle's Last Stand
Heading into this past Saturday's game at Pittsburgh, fifth-year senior defender Terry Shankle had been something of an afterthought on the Tar Heel roster. He had played in five of UNC's nine prior games before going to the Steel City, with just 11 tackles.
The prototype for North Carolina’s Ram position is a defender quick enough to play man coverage and physical enough to stop the run. Terry Shankle thrives in the former, while Brandon Ellerbe prevails in the latter, resulting in a solid combination. Shankle played corner during his first four injury-riddled years at UNC. Ellerbe started at safety as a freshman in 2011 before moving to the Ram last season.
ACC injury reports: Week 6
PK Casey Barth (thigh)
OT Kiaro Holts (wrist)
FB Devon Ramsay (knee)
WR Josh Adams (illness)
RB Matt Kolojejchick (thigh)
LB Norkeithus Otis (foot)
RB AJ Blue (ankle)
C Cam Holland (back)
OT TJ Leifheit (ankle)
LB Ebele Okakpu (ankle)
LB Kevin Reddick (ankle)
CB Terry Shankle (knee)
SS Jonathan Smith (ankle)
UNC Injury Report vs Rutgers
Jabari Price, DB, Finger
Norkeithus Otis, LB Concussion
Devon Ramsay, FB Knee
Joshua Adams, WR Illness
P.J. Clyburn, LB Foot
T.J. Leifheit, OL Ankle
Terry Shankle, DB Knee
Terry Shankle to miss rest of season
Veteran leader Kendric Burney returned to North Carolina's depleted secondary a week ago, but the Tar Heels lost another player in Saturday's 21-17 win over William & Mary. Freshman cornerback Terry Shankle tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the 21-17 win over William & Mary and will miss the rest of the season.
Terry Shankle Out for Season with ACL Tear
Tar Heel cornerback Terry Shankle sustained an ACL tear in his left knee during Saturday’s game against William & Mary. He will miss the rest of the season. Shankle is a redshirt freshman from Norwood. UNC football spokesman Kevin Best says Shankle will have surgery to repair the knee in the next few weeks. Shankle notched eight tackles on the year at cornerback.
Tar Heels Land 7 of Top 10 football recruits in NC
Rivals.com recently released their list of top high school football players in 21 different states. Butch Davis and company have pulled in an impressive haul, nabbing 7 of the top 10 football recruits
in the state of North Carolina:
1. Donte Moss (*****/DE/Jacksonville, NC)
3. Jheranie Boyd (****/WR/Gastonia, NC)
4. Jared McAdoo (****/DT, Chapel Hill, NC)
6. Justin Dixon (****/LB/Smithfield, NC)
7. Josh Hunter (****/DB/Charlotte, NC)
8. Terry Shankle (****/DB/Norwood, NC)
9. Hawatha Bell (****/LB/Matthews, NC)
Additionally, five other UNC recruits were ranked between 11 and 35 in North Carolina.
Other UNC recruits appearing on the lists were as follows:
Georgia #5: Donavan Tate (****/ATH/Cartersville, GA)
Georgia #15: Johnnie Farms (****/OL/Perry, GA)
Massachussetts #2: Brennan Williams (****/OL/West Roxbury, MA)
Connecticut #1: Joshua Adams (****/WR/Cheshire, CT)
Prizell Brown, Tight End from Texas picks Tar Heels
UNC football recruiting is on a roll; now it's Prizell Brown, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound tight end from Blinn Community College in Brenham, Tex. The Tar Heels have now received four commitments in the past four days, joining LB Hawatha Bell, DB Terry Shankle and OL Johnnie Farms. Brown visited North Carolina over the weekend, attending the game against N.C. State. The native of Pflugerville, Tex., has 4.65-second speed in the 40-yard dash, remarkable for a player of his size.
Recruiting: Tar Heels land playmaker Terry Shankle
Butch Davis is a guy who loves playmakers, and last weekend the UNC head coach landed one of the state’s best. Terry Shankle, who amassed 18 interceptions and 28 receiving touchdowns over the last two seasons, was one of two players to give oral commitments to the Tar Heels over the weekend. Offensive lineman Johnnie Farms from Perry, Ga., who had previously committed to South Carolina, changed his mind and switched to UNC.
Highly rated cornerback Terry Shankle picks Tar Heels
South Stanly High cornerback/wide receiver Terry Shankle committed to North Carolina this morning as the Tar Heels continue to assemble a highly rated recruiting class. "He had scholarship offers from 17 schools," South Stanly coach Luke Little said. "He narrowed it down to North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and N.C. State." Little said Shankle picked the Tar Heels because it was fairly close to home and because he felt comfortable on his visits to the school.
Heels add two football commitments
North Carolina lost a football game last Saturday but gained commitments to its 2009 recruiting class from two SuperPrep high-school All-Americas. Joining UNC's class were Terry Shankle, a 5-11, 170-pound defensive back from Norwood, and Johnnie Farms, a 6-3, 306-pound offensive lineman from Perry, Ga. UNC's class has 20 commitments. The players can sign binding national letters of ntent in February when the NCAA's football signing period will begin.
Five Commitments Named to Shrine Bowl
Five UNC commitments, and a number of top Tar Heel targets, were named to the 2008 Shrine Bowl, announced Thursday. The UNC commitments that made the N.C. roster were David Collins, Hunter Furr, Josh Hunter, Jared McAdoo and Donte Moss. Targets named to the game include Hawatha Bell, Jheranie Boyd, Xavier Nixon, Larry Raper, Terry Shankle on the North Carolina roster and Justin Bright, Sam Montgomery and Brandon Thomas on the South Carolina roster.