UNC Football Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
5-star cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick has UNC on his list
Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 6-1, 185-pound consensus five-star cornerback, has adjusted his focus back to his recruitment and is in the process of gaining a better idea of which schools to take most seriously. The Rutgers program is one of them. Fitzpatrick highlighted the additional institutions he is strongly considering. “South Carolina, Ohio State, Miami (Fla.), UNC, Penn State, I don’t know,” he said. “I like a lot of schools for different reasons. Hopefully, it will get clearer soon.”
UNC an early favorite for 2015 RB Nyheim Hines
The early favorite for Nyheim Hines' commitment is probably in-state North Carolina. He has built a very good relationship with second year head coach Larry Fedora. "I talked to coach Fedora every Tuesday, though I missed this past Tuesday. I've seen his offense in action a lot and I know it will work really well," he continued. "They played tough this year." It's still relatively early in the recruiting process for Hines, but he has had the chance to make visits to most of the schools that are close to home.
2015 linebacker/safety Tanner Muse commits to Clemson
Clemson landed a commitment Sunday night from one of the top junior prospects in North Carolina in DB Tanner Muse (6-3 200) of Belmont. Muse is a safety and had 87 tackles and four interceptions this season. He also returned a pair of punts for touchdowns.
Video: Elijah Hood post-season highlights
2014 North Carolina running back signee Elijah Hood's high school career ended this weekend when his Charlotte Catholic team lost in the playoffs. Here's a look back at his post-season highlights...and there are plenty of them.
Video: Avery Edwards senior season football highlights
Senior season football highlights of 2014 UNC tight end commit Avery Edwards from Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard
Although many of UNC's football recruits have completed their high school seasons, several future Tar Heels are still in the hunt for state championships. Among those is running back Elijah Hood, who led his Charlotte Catholic team to victory with 372 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Tight end/wide receiver commit Brandon Fritts also helped advance his team to the next round with 178 receiving yards and a touchdown. Find out how other UNC commits fared in this edition of Inside Carolina's Weekend Recruit Scoreboard.
Brandon Fritts comes up big again
When Mentor faces St. Edward, the man to watch is Brandon Fritts. On Saturday, Fritts hauled in nine catches for 178 yards and a touchdown in Mentor's 41-38 regional final/state semifinal victory. Fritts was at his best a year ago when these two teams met in the regional semifinal. He accounted for 243 yards and four touchdowns in a 63-56 win for Mentor. A senior, Fritts will graduate Mentor early to start class next semester at North Carolina, where he will play football.
Elijah Hood rushes for 372 yards, 6 touchdowns
Charlotte Catholic senior running back Elijah Hood left an impression in his last home game at Keffer Stadium. The North Carolina commit rushed 23 times for 372 yards and six touchdowns in the Cougars’ 56-30 win over Southeast Guilford in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs.
Elijah Hood named a finalist for U.S. Army Player of the Year Award
Charlotte Catholic senior running back Elijah Hood is one of six finalists for the 2014 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award. The winner of the national award will be presented with the Ken Hall Trophy during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show on Jan.3.
Video: Elijah Hood Senior Season Highlights
Senior season highlights from 2014 North Carolina running back signee Elijah Hood at Charlotte Catholic High School.
Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard
2014 UNC wide receiver commit Austin Proehl caught 11 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in his team's playoff loss. Running back Elijah Hood continued to post monster numbers with 308 yards and 4 touchdowns. And wide receiver Josh Cabrera returned a punt for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and had an interception in his team's playoff win. Find out how the rest of UNC's football recruits performed in this week's edition of Inside Carolina's Weekend Recruit Scoreboard.
Garner’s Nyheim Hines rushes for 454 yards, 7 touchdowns
Nyheim Hines believes every moment on a football field is special. It showed again Friday night. Hines ran for a school record 454 yards and seven touchdowns to lead Garner by Fayetteville Jack Britt 63-56 in the second round of the 4AA playoffs. “Every game is special,” Hines said. “In football, you’re always one hit away from it being your last play ever. So that’s why I just cherish every moment I have on the field, live for the next play with my teammates.”
Elijah Hood rushes for 306 yards, 4 TDs in playoff win
Charlotte Catholic scored back-to-back touchdowns to close the first half and open the second in beating visiting High Point Central 42-21 on Friday night in the second round of the NCHSAA 4A playoffs. Germaine Pratt finished with 74 yards and two TDs receiving to lead the No. 5 Bison (9-4). Elijah Hood finished with 306 yards and four TDs rushing, while Ryan Miller added a rushing TD and passing TD to lead the No. 4 Cougars (11-2).
Caleb Henderson's incredible touchdown pass
Lake Braddock (Burke, Va.) is 12-0, and the play of Caleb Henderson is a big reason why. The 6-foot-4, rocket-armed senior has enjoyed a fine senior campaign that has Lake Braddock in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A state tournament. On Friday against Yorktown, Henderson pulled off perhaps his finest play of the season, shaking off a would-be tackler and uncorking a pass that sailed 60 yards to the back end zone, into the hands of a leaping Vincent Sica for a stunning touchdown. North Carolina is getting a good one.
Video: DL Jeremiah Clarke Senior Season Highlights
Senior season highlights from defensive lineman Jeremiah Clarke (6'5" 270 lbs.), a 2014 UNC commit from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.