Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
Three schools left for Rivals250 LB Dax Hollifield
Rivals250 linebacker Dax Hollifield's recruitment window has narrowed to three schools: North Carolina, Stanford, and Virginia Tech. The Shelby, N.C., star is preparing for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas this week and broke down where his recruitment is headed. "North Carolina has made a big push," Hollifield said. "I'm by far their top recruit right now."
RB Javonte Williams Commits to UNC
Fresh off Wallace-Rose Hill's fourth consecutive NCHSAA 2A Championship, Javonte Williams verbally committed to UNC. Williams, a 5-foot-11, 215-pound running back, was the driving force in Wallace-Rose Hill's 2017 championship. In 35-28 victory over Reidsville in Kenan Stadium on Saturday, he was awarded the game MVP. He finished with 207 yards and two touchdowns.
UNC WR Commitment Jordyn Adams Recognized by SI
UNC wide receiver commitment Jordyn Adams received a special honor from Sports Illustrated this week. He was named one of the "Faces in the Crowd" after an impressive performance where he had three punt-return touchdowns in one game. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver is the top commit in the 2018 class for the Tar Heels.
DT Jahlil Taylor Commits to UNC
Jahlil Taylor completed his commitment switch to North Carolina from Appalachian State on Saturday. Taylor, a 6-foot-1, 290-pound defensive tackle from Cordele (Ga.) Crisp County, made the switch during his UNC official visit. He had spent a month and a half on App State’s commitment list. Louisville has also recently extended a scholarship offer to Taylor.
Tar Heels could be eyeing different basketball target; 4-star ILB Donte Starks names top 10
Roy Williams seems content to sit at three players unless he’s able to pull in the talented 5-star South Carolina small forward. But according to Rivals’ Clint Jackson, there could be another name on Williams’ radar. North Carolina is one of several teams that has reached out to 4-star power forward E.J. Montgomery since he de-committed from Auburn in September.
Recruiting battles add fuel to UNC-N.C. State football rivalry
The football rivalry between N.C. State and North Carolina may have reached a new level of intensity off the field last week. The decision by heralded Hillsborough Orange linebacker Payton Wilson to back off a verbal commitment to UNC on Nov. 22 and then pledge to the Wolfpack 10 days later added more fuel to an already sizzling feud.
2018 QB Cade Fortin Commits to UNC
Cade Fortin, a 3-star quarterback from North Gwinnett H.S. in Suwanee, GA, committed to play football at North Carolina on Thursday evening. Fortin has been committed to Texas A&M, but decommitted Sunday. UNC head coach Larry Fedora and QB Coach Keith Heckendorf had an in-home visit with Fortin on Wednesday night and 24 hours later he committed to becoming a Tar Heel.
UNC Lands Linebacker Kyle Wright
During a local news broadcast on Tuesday, Kyle Wright announced his verbal commitment to North Carolina. Wright, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Columbia (S.C.) Lippen School, selected UNC over fellow finalists Colorado, Purdue, and Temple. He officially visited West Lafayette in November. Wright is UNC's first linebacker commitment in its 2018 class.
Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard
UNC RB commit Devon Lawrence rushed for 104 yards and 3 TDs while teammate and fellow UNC commit Javon Terry intercepted a pass in Wake Forest's 51-21 win over Garner. UNC LB target Dax Hollifield had 14 tackles, including three for a loss and .5 sacks, but his Shelby team fell to Lenoir Hibriten. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's scoreboard.
UNC QB Commitment Jace Rude Earns Fourth Star
Class of 2018 quarterback and North Carolina commitment Jace Ruder is now a 247Sports Composite four-star recruit. The Norton, Kan. native recently moved up in the composite rankings and is now the No. 15 dual-threat quarterback in the country. Ruder, a 6-3, 205-pound signal-caller, committed to North Carolina on June 19 shortly after a multi-day unofficial visit to UNC.
Major football recruiting moves for UNC, N.C. State in November
While losing linebacker Payton Wilson to NC State, the Tar Heels added three other significant commitments to the Class of 2018 in Wake Forest running back Devon Lawrence, defensive end Nick Fulwider and defensive end Lancine Turay. The 6-6, 240-pound Turay became the 12th member of UNC’s recruiting class Sunday when he chose the Tar Heels over N.C. State and Rutgers.
2018 DE Lancine Turay Commits to UNC
On Sunday, Lancine Turay, a 6-foot-5, 238-pound defensive end from Irvington (N.J.), became the 12th recruit to commit to North Carolina. He joins a class that already includes fellow defensive end Chris Collins. In addition to North Carolina, Turay received scholarship offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Rutgers, and Syracuse.
Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard
UNC receiver commit Jordyn Adams scored twice, but Green Hope lost to Garner, 56-39, in the third round of the NCHSAA 4AA playoffs. LB recruit Dax Hollifield had 16 tackles and set a state record with his 62nd career game played, leading Shelby past Mount Pleasant, 7-0, in the third round of the NCHSAA 2AA playoffs. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's scoreboard.
2018 LB Payton Wilson Decommits From UNC
Class of 2018 linebacker Payton Wilson has decommitted from North Carolina. He posted a message on in personal twitter account Wednesday announcing his decision. Wilson, from Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC., is a four-star recruit. Wilson committed to UNC on May 1, 2017. He took an official visit to N.C. State on Nov. 3 and Notre Dame on Nov. 18.
UNC LB commit Payton Wilson nominated for national player of the year award
U.S. Army Player of the Year nominees from the state of North Carolina include Heritage running back Ricky Person, who has committed to N.C. State; Scotland County running back Zamir White, a Georgia commit; Orange linebacker Payton Wilson, a UNC commit; and Shelby linebacker Dax Hollifield, who holds offers from South Carolina, Stanford, UNC and Virginia Tech.