Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
Football commits Carl Tucker, Anthony Ratliff sign with UNC
Class of 2015 North Carolina commits Carl Tucker and Anthony Ratliff made it official today as they signed financial aid agreements for UNC. Tucker is a 6-foot-1, 225 WR/TE from Hough High School in Cornelius (NC) with 4.60 second 40-yard dash speed. Ratliff is a 6-foot-1. 205-pound dual-threat quarterback from Butler High School in Matthews (NC). Ratliff runs a 4.50. Signing the financial aid agreement binds the school to the player and secures the prospect a spot in the recruiting class.
Ronnie Harrison switches commitment from UNC to Alabama
Class of 2015 safety Ronnie Harrison has switched his commitment from North Carolina to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Tallahassee native had been committed to UNC since July 23rd, 2013. Harrison picked Alabama over UNC and LSU. Per the 247Sports rankings, Harrison is the No. 14 safety and No. 24 prospect in the state of Florida.
2015 RB Ty'Son Williams Commits to UNC
Class of 2015 running back Ty'Son Williams committed to North Carolina on Tuesday. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound prospect out of Sumter (SC) picked UNC over South Carolina and Georgia. "I feel like I made the best decision for me and my family," Williams told CarolinaBlue. Williams last visited UNC for the Freak Show on June 21st and almost committed that night. "I went to the Freak Show and checked out the campus," Williams explained. "I got a real good feeling, like I could see myself going here. It was a great feeling."
The Ronnie Harrison Decision
Class of 2015 prospect Ronnie Harrison is set to announce his final college decision today at Florida State University School in Tallahassee, Florida. Harrison, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound defensive back, committed to North Carolina on July 26th, 2013 after visiting Chapel Hill the week before.
Beast of the Hill Preview
A diverse group of high school teams are expected to compete at the "Beast of the Hill," North Carolina's seven-on-seven passing tournament, on Friday. The group of nearly two dozen teams represent four states.
UNC soft commitment Ronnie Harrison sets decision date after Alabama visit
After his second visit to Alabama this summer, longtime North Carolina commit Ronnie Harrison has set a final decision date on his commitment. Harrison, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound safety/athlete from Florida State University School in Tallahassee, Fla., said he will make his announcement on July 29 at his school's Media Day in Tallahassee.
DE Jalen Dalton to visit UNC this weekend
Class of 2015 247Sports five-star defensive end Jalen Dalton will visit UNC on Saturday with his mother. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Clemmons (NC) native is the No. 3 weak-side defensive end and the No. 2 prospect in the state of North Carolina. Dalton last visited UNC for head coach Larry Fedora's Freak Show on June 21st. Dalton posted on Twitter Thursday evening: "I'm finally taking my mom on a visit to UNC with me on Saturday"
UNC commit Tommy Hatton wins one-on-one MVP at The Opening
Tommy Hatton, St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) offensive center, earned the one-on-one MVP award at The Opening, following a standout performance at Nike Headquarters. The 6-2, 285-pounder slowly worked his way into the event but turned it on once the shoulder pads came on, over the two final days of competition. "The first day when we had no pads, I think I did alright. I had a pretty strong performance, but once we put the pads on, I kind of cut it loose."
Tommy Hatton's Opening Experience
Tommy Hatton was North Carolina's lone commit at The Opening (Nike's elite high school football camp), but while there the New Jersey native left a lasting impression and cemented himself as one of the better offensive line prospects in the 2015 class. 247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons spoke to CarolinaBlue on what he saw out of Hatton at The Opening:
2016 LB, UNC target Jonathan Pollock de-commits from Mississippi State
Jonathan Pollock has opened up his recruiting, but the Dr. Phillips linebacker won’t exactly be hitting the recruiting trail the way he has the in the past. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound 2016 Pollock, who averaged 6.5 tackles per game with three sacks and 12 tackles for loss last season, had committed to Mississippi State last summer during one of his whirlwind recruiting tours of college campuses.
2015 DE Darian Roseboro sets August 29 announcement date
Lincolnton, NC four-star defensive line target Darian Roseboro sets his announcement date for August 29th at 2:30 PM. Roseboro's crystal ball currently reads 86% Michigan and 14% NC State. He named a top six last week of Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, Alabama, Tennessee, and Clemson.
College coaches pursuing 2016 WR Divine Deablo
Deablo, timed at about 4.4 seconds over 40 yards, averaged 19.4 yards a catch last season and finished with 764 receiving yards and 282 rushing yards. He also produced some impressive highlights on game film. Marshall said that Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State, and Wake Forest — and Virginia Tech, Virginia and West Virginia — followed Clemson’s lead and offered scholarships.
Antonio Williams De-commits from UNC
2016 running back Antonio Williams de-committed from North Carolina Saturday afternoon. “I have officially decided I will decommit from the University of North Carolina,” Williams said via a statement on his Twitter account. Williams, a 5-foot-11, 208-pound running back from New London (N.C.) North Stanly, originally committed to North Carolina last September. “First and foremost I would like to thank Coach Larry Fedora and his staff for giving me the chance to commit as early as I did."
UNC OL commit William Sweet makes big jump in recruiting rankings
Class of 2015 UNC commit William Sweet made a big jump in the 247Sports Composite rankings update. Sweet, who is 6-foot-5 and 270-pounds, moved up over 100 spots and is now the No. 34 offensive tackle in the 2015 class and the No. 43 prospect in Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
RB Bryce Love Stands Out at SPARQ Rating National Championship
Bryce Love, a 247Sports Composite four-star running back prospect, finished 11th overall in the SPARQ Rating National Championship. 162 elite prospects competed in the competition on Tuesday at Nike's elite high school football camp The Opening. Love, from Wake Forest-Rolesville (NC), measured 5-foot-10 and 180-pounds and ran a 4.47 second 40 yard dash. Love has made multiple visits to UNC including, most recently, for the Freak Show where he observed but did not compete or work out.