Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
2015 OL Brian Chaffin to visit UNC
2015 center Brian Chaffin told CarolinaBlue that he will be in Chapel Hill Saturday for an unofficial visit with UNC and the Tar Heel coaching staff. It is very clear that Chaffin is a priority for the North Carolina in this class. The Tar Heels need a center and Chaffin fits the bill as an athletic, aggressive, and smart player. The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Charlotte native has listed UNC, N.C. State, Duke, and Virginia Tech as the schools recruiting him the hardest.
DE Darian Roseboro lists UNC among top 10
Defensive end Darian Roseboro of Lincolnton (N.C.) High School announced on his Twitter account Wednesday night that N.C. State, Michigan, Clemson, Tennessee, Ohio State, Florida, LSU, North Carolina, Alabama and Duke currently are his top 10 college choices. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Roseboro, who claims more than 30 scholarship offers, said his top 10 is "not in order" and "subject to change." He later added that he's planning to visit Michigan again in July and N.C. State "soon."
DE Trevon Hill names his top five
247Sports Composite Three-Star Virginia Beach (VA) Salem Defensive End Trevon Hill has named his top five to 247Sports. Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina, Wake Forest and N.C. State make up his top five in no particular order. The 6-foot 4-Inch 215-Pound prospect has an announcement date set for May 27th.
2015 DE Marques Ford offered by UNC
2015 defensive end Marques Ford (Gibsonton, Fla./East Bay) was offered by North Carolina on Tuesday. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect is classified as a strong-side defensive end. Ford has been given a three-star rating by 247Sports and the 247Sports Composite. He is ranked as the No. 109 prospect in the state of Florida. Ford has an early top three of Miami, Rutgers and South Florida.
UNC offers 2016 ATH Jordan Fuller
North Carolina is the latest major conference program to offer Class of 2016 four-star athlete Jordan Fuller (Old Tappan, N.J.). The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Fuller previously was offered by Penn State, UCLA (where his brother Devin plays), Boston College, Florida State, Rutgers, Syracuse and Virginia. Fuller currently is ranked No. 81 overall in the 2016 class according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
DT Tim Settle names top 15 in order
Five-star junior defensive tackle Tim Settle of Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Va., named his top 15 college choices in order Thursday afternoon, revealing that Tennessee is his current leader. The Vols are followed on Settle's list, in order, by Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Texas, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, West Virginia and UCLA. North Carolina, N.C. State, LSU, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma round out his top 15.
Austin Proehl's Journal: My Father's Impact
Future Tar Heel Austin Proehl, a wide receiver from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence, is filing regular journal entries at InsideCarolina.com leading up to his UNC enrollment in June: "It was one of those things that even at that young I knew I wanted to play at a high level. Seeing my dad go through it and seeing what my dad had to do in order to play and perform at a high level taught me more than he’ll ever know. I saw what it took to play 17 years in the NFL."
Crimson Tide DE Commit Plans to Visit UNC
Alabama commitment Mekhi Brown plans to take use all five of his official visits and already has four schools in mind with a few programs vying for the fifth trip. "I’ve picked four schools- Alabama, Stanford, North Carolina, and Mississippi State. I’m still deciding on another school- it’s between A&M, LSU, and a couple other schools," Brown said. The top 50 prospect says he's '100 percent' committed to Alabama and has been actively recruiting for the Tide throughout much of the process.
Spotlight on Shy Tuttle
Several colleges pop up consistently when looking at defensive lineman Shy Tuttle’s recruitment. Clemson has received the most attention because Tuttle is the nephew of former Tigers standout and first round NFL draft selection Perry Tuttle. A second program that receives a lot of attention is home state North Carolina, and Tuttle openly admits that his mom is a fan of North Carolina. If there is a program that is positioning itself to pull the upset over Clemson and North Carolina, it’s Tennessee.
Who Owns North Carolina In College Football Recruiting?
To see which schools own North Carolina in college football recruiting, we scanned the last five recruiting classes (2010-2014). We looked at the top 30 prospects in each class (as ranked by Rivals) and where they decided to play their college ball. Here is what we found out. Schools Who Signed The Most Top-30 North Carolina Recruits From 2010-2014: North Carolina - 31, N.C. State - 21, Clemson - 12, Duke - 9.
Austin Proehl Pumped for Chapel Hill
Wide receiver Austin Proehl is a coaches dream. A smart player with great vision, sure hands, and separation speed, Proehl seems to have all the tools to be an effective college receiver. In addition to a standout high school career, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound incoming freshman has a strong football bloodline. If he needs any advice on route running, training regiments, offensive schemes, how to read a defensive, or specific moves to get past a cornerback, Proehl can merely consult his own father.
Which Football Programs Build Best Recruiting "Walls Around The State"?
If college football coaches stayed true to their word, there would be about five different fences along the perimeter of each state. “We’re going to build a championship program with the talent in this state,” every new coach always says. “We’re going to build a wall around (insert state name here)!” But some programs rely on in-state talent more than others. Here’s a ranking of which schools signed the highest percentage in-state players in the last five recruiting classes (since 2010).
2015 RB Bryce Love invited to The Opening
2015 running back Bryce Love was invited to The Opening after an impressive showing at the Washington D.C. NFTC. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect is a 247Sports Composite four-star player. The Wake Forest, N.C. native has offers from Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, and Ohio State among others.
Recruiting path of nation's second-ranked punter Corbin Daly began with a coma
Corbin Daly was in seventh grade and in his father’s neighborhood, which had two big hills. He was sitting atop his bicycle by his father’s house, which was right on top on one of those big hills. With no hands and no helmet, he began his descent. Corbin woke up from a coma a couple days later. Now Corbin is considered a top punter in the class of 2014. In August, he will make the 160-mile trip to Chapel Hill to begin the next phase of his football life, punting for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
UNC "already feels like home" to UNC QB commit Nathan Elliott
Celina junior Nathan Elliott will have one less thing to worry about when beginning his senior campaign this fall. The dual-threat quarterback chose his future collegiate team last week, committing to North Carolina over Arkansas State, Army and Navy. "Everything about [North Carolina] seemed right," Elliott said. "The only drawback is the distance." The junior received an offer from the Tar Heels last summer during a camp in Chapel Hill and made his commitment on Friday. "It already feels like home to me," Elliott said.