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2014 Football Recruiting In North Carolina

Elijah Hood is Herschel Walker reincarnated. He's a broad-shouldered, thick-thighed powerhouse who shakes off tacklers like fleas. But just as Walker did for Georgia back in the 1980s, Hood also has the speed to run away from defenders when he clears the line of scrimmage.


RB Elijah Hood, WR Trevon Lee top UNC, Duke recruiting classes

Both Duke and North Carolina are adding star power in this year’s football recruiting class. The Tar Heels landed theirs last month, when running back Elijah Hood enrolled in classes for the spring semester. UNC will be getting the state’s AP football player of the year for the second straight season in Hood (6-0, 220), who played at Charlotte Catholic. Hood led the state in rushing yards with 3,157 as a junior and then ran for 3,690 yards as a senior, the second-best mark in state history.


Highly-rated QB Caleb Henderson lived up to the hype in 2013

Caleb Henderson's season can be summed up by one play, when the Lake Braddock (Burke, Va.) sensation executed one of the prettiest passes of the year. In a game against Yorktown, Henderson eluded would-be tacklers and delivered a bullet pass for a 60-yard touchdown.


OL Jared Cohen Commits To UNC

Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh offensive guard Jared Cohen has pledged to North Carolina tonight. The 6-3, 305-pound prospect committed to the Tar Heels during an in-home visit with offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic. He chose UNC over offers from Penn State and Maryland. He is commitment No. 22 for the Tar Heels.


ACC on verge of impressive QB harvest

Football’s national signing day (Feb. 5) is more than a week away, but barring late defections, the ACC’s quarterback recruit harvest will be its most promising ever. UNC’s Marquise Williams was impressive in late season, led the Tar Heels to a bowl win over Cincinnati and is familiar with the offensive system. Even so, new coordinator Seth Littrell will welcome 4-star Caleb Henderson (6-4, 225, Burke, Va.) to a group that already includes former Ohio prep star Mitch Trubisky, a red-shirt freshman.


Arrest latest setback for Asheville RB Jave Jones

Former All-WNC running back Jave Jones was arrested earlier this week at his high school. Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Natalie Bailey said Friday that Jones, 16, was facing a misdemeanor charge of breaking and entering at the time of his arrest Tuesday at Reynolds. The brush with the law is the latest blow to Jones, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound junior who is believed to be the youngest football player in Western North Carolina history to receive an ACC scholarship offer. The University of North Carolina tendered its offer to Jones last April.


On The Carolina Gridiron Recruiting Trail

The Tar Heel 2014 recruiting class, ranked No. 18 by Rivals.com, continues to be filled out. Last weekend, UNC hosted all but one of its verbal commitments and Callahan says Carolina all but locked up two more solid additions to the squad in top-notch punter Corbin Daly and the speedy wide receiver Devin Perry.


2014 WR Devin Perry Commits to UNC

According to sources, Devin Perry verbally committed to North Carolina before concluding his official visit to the school on Sunday. Heading into the visit, Perry, a 6-foot-2, 176-pound wide receiver from Memphis (Tenn.) University School, had narrowed his focus to UNC, TCU and Vanderbilt, but admitted UNC had become a slight leader.


Caleb Henderson competes in All-American Bowl

Caleb Henderson’s time playing football with Lake Braddock may have come to an end with his team’s regional semifinal defeat against Westfield in November, but that wasn’t his last high school game. The Lake Braddock senior quarterback was in San Antonio last week for the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl, a premier all-star game featuring 90 of the best prep players in the country.


Elijah Hood, Corbin Daly named Max Prep first-team All-Americans

Hood, who was named U.S. Army All-America national player of the year, was one of three first-team running backs. A North Carolina recruit, he ran for a Mecklenburg County record 3,640 yards and 53 scores. He was the All-Observer Offensive Player of the Year.


UNC RB commit Antonio Williams named to 1st-Team Sophomore All-American Team

RB - Antonio Williams, 5-11, 199, North Stanly (New London, N.C.) By rushing for 2,170 yards as a sophomore, Williams crossed the 3,500-yard mark for his career.


Elijah Hood named Army’s national player of year

Charlotte Catholic running back Elijah Hood has been named the U.S. Army’s national player of the year. Hood received the award at a banquet on Friday in San Antonio, where he was preparing to play in Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Hood, who has committed to North Carolina, rushed for Mecklenburg County-records 3,690 yards and 53 touchdowns this season. The yardage ranks second in N.C. history behind West Rowan’s Kevin Parks (3,794) and the touchdown total is third highest in state history.


2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Preview

The 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC live from the Alamodome in San Antonio. Ohio State and Georgia fans will have the most to watch this weekend as both Urban Meyer and Mark Richt boast six prospects respectively. Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, LSU, Oregon, Texas and North Carolina each have commitments from four prospects in San Antonio. North Carolina’s Caleb Henderson is the sixth-best QB prospect in America.


Caleb Henderson among standouts at Army All-American Bowl

Caleb Henderson has had the chance to get acquainted with Charlotte Catholic senior running back and fellow UNC commit Elijah Hood. Henderson, who earned All-Met Offensive Player of the Year honors this past fall, should mesh well in the backfield with Hood, who’s proficient as a rusher between the tackles and as a receiving option in the flats.


Army All-American punter Corbin Daly considering UNC

Corbin Daly, punter from Ardrey Kell High School (Charlotte, North Carolina) has officially decommitted from the University of Texas at Austin. As the #2 punter in the nation in the Class of 2014, the 6'3 190 pound football star has been highly recruited by Texas, South Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill, Ohio State, Michigan State, Texas A&M, UNC Charlotte and several other Division I universities.


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