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2015 Football Recruiting Class: UNC's remaining targets
North Carolina has 16 football commits for the 2015 recruiting class
. With a lot of quality talent already verbally locked, the UNC coaching staff turns its attention to securing elite prospect that will round out head coach Larry Fedora's third class in Chapel Hill. It is unclear the exact number of players UNC will take in the 2015 cycle, but the majority of the remaining prospects the Tar Heels are targeting is becoming more apparent.
4-Star DE Darian Roseboro lists UNC in top-6
Elite four-star defensive end Darian Roseboro (Lincolnton, NC/Lincolnton) named a top six of "Michigan, NC State, Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina and Tennessee" in no order Monday evening. Michigan appears to be the current leader for Roseboro's services. Roseboro is looking to make his college decision on the first day of school his senior year. As of now, Michigan is the only school Roseboro has a set date to visit again.
Jalen Dalton recruit scouting report: Long defensive end
Jalen Dalton is one of the top defensive linemen in the class of 2015, and the prospect is receiving some high-level interest. Dalton attends Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth High School, and is projected to play defensive end at the next level. He is listed at 6'5 and weighs in at 235 pounds.
DE Trevon Hill commits to Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech's commitment drought is over. The Hokies got their first new 2015 commitment in five and a half weeks Saturday when three-star Salem High defensive end Trevon Hill of Virginia Beach picked Virginia Tech over North Carolina.
DE Trevon Hill discusses upcoming decision
Class of 2015 defensive end Trevon Hill will announce his college decision Saturday morning. The 247Sports three-star defender has narrowed his choices to North Carolina and Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect, who UNC is recruiting as a bandit, gave his thoughts Thursday on both the Hokies and the Tar Heels. On UNC: "I really like the players. The coaches are wonderful too. And I think if I go there I have the chance to get early playing time at the bandit position."
Newnan Head Coach discusses UNC commit J.K. Britt
CarolinaBlue talked with Newnan High School head football coach Mike McDonald about recent 2015 UNC defensive back commit J.K. Britt. In the discussion, McDonald touched on his high school career, his recruitment, and expectations for the 5-foot-11, 187-pound prospect at UNC. "(UNC) got on (Britt) this Spring," McDonald told CarolinaBlue. "Got him up for a visit. I was expecting Kentucky, they did a good job recruiting him. I always thought Kentucky was leading."
UNC Running Back Recruiting Update
Bryce Love is the main and most logical target for UNC at running back in the 2015 recruiting class. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect out of Wake-Forest Rolesville High School holds 21 offers. He runs a 4.3 second 40 yard dash. Love's 247Sports Crystal Ball currently is 92% North Carolina and 8% South Carolina with 13 total predictions registered. UNC has an outside chance with Garner (NC) product Nyheim Hines. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound running back runs a 4.34 40 yard dash and holds 20 offers.
2015 CB J.K. Britt Commits to UNC
Newnan (Ga.) defensive back J.K. Britt committed to the Tar Heels on Monday evening, sources confirm to Inside Carolina. Britt, who UNC is recruiting to play the ram position, chose the Tar Heels over Kentucky. He also claimed offers from Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. The 6-foot, 187-pound prospect made his first visit to UNC a week ago for Fedora's Freak Show.
UNC "in the running" for 2016 OG Richard Merritt
Richard Merritt, a 2016 offensive guard out of Archbishop Carroll in Washington, D.C., told CarolinaBlue that UNC is "in the running." The 6-foot-5, 345-pound prospect says he has not heard from UNC since camp, but did mentioned that one coach stopped by his high school. Recruiting regulations prohibited the coach doing any more than merely shaking Merritt's hand. Per the 247Sports Composite rankings Merritt is the No. 2 offensive guard in the 2016 class.
UNC football commit Javarius Davis: "I just make plays"
Class of 2015 cornerback Javarius Davis explained what was going through his mind when UNC head coach asked "Who's next?!?" at the end of last Saturday's Freak Show. In a surprise decision, Davis committed to the Tar Heels and will bring his speed and athleticism to Kenan Stadium. The 5-foot-9.5, 173-pound athlete with 4.47 second 40 yard dash speed spoke with CarolinaBlue about why he committed to UNC and his recruitment experience.
UNC Football Commit Johnathan Sutton: Speed and Hitting
Class of 2015 linebacker Johnathan Sutton decision to commit to North Carolina on Saturday before the Freak Show was based on his comfort with the Tar Heel coaching staff and the football program. UNC linebacker's coach Ron West led the recruitment of the 6-foot, 215-pound Sutton. "He (West) was just being real with me," the 247Sports Composite three-star linebacker explained to CarolinaBlue. "He kept everything straight with me. He showed me everything."
2015 RB Bryce Love on UNC: "It was amazing! Loved it."
Bryce Love is regarded as one of North Carolina's top targets in the 2015 recruiting class. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back who runs a 4.30 second 40-yard dash is currently preparing for The Opening which will be held in Eugene, Oregon over July 7th-10th. Love attended Fedora's Freak Show on Saturday night and told CarolinaBlue "It was amazing! Loved it." According to his father, Love plans to narrow down his list of schools near the end of this summer.
UNC Football Class of 2015: Defense
At Saturday's Freak Show, North Carolina added four recruits. Two defensive players and two offensive players. 6-foot-0, 215-pound linebacker Johnathan Sutton, 5-foot-9.5 187-pound cornerback Javarius Davis, 6-foot-4 277-pound offensive guard Nick Polino, and 6-foot-4 187-pound wide receiver Juval Mollette. With these commitments the 2015 recruiting class picture became more clear as many of UNC's needs were satisfied allowing coaches and fans to turn their attention to what spaces remain to be filled.
DE Trevon Hill cuts list to 10
Virginia Beach (VA) Salem Defensive End Trevon Hill cut his list to a Top Ten on Monday. The schools making the cut are (in no specific order): Clemson, Louisville, N.C. State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Hill is a three star prospect per 247Sports and has a Crystal Ball favoring the Hokies over North Carolina 82%/18%.
DT Shy Tuttle Names UNC In Top-5 List
The recruitment for five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle (Lexington, N.C. North Davidson) could be nearing the finish line as the standout defender tweeted his top five schools on Monday with four ACC programs in the hunt and one from the SEC. The 6-3, 315-pound defensive tackle tweeted his top five schools in no order: Tennessee, North Carolina, NC State, Clemson and Miami. Tuttle is the nation’s No. 29 player overall regardless of position, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.