Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
Like father, like son for Austin Proehl
Nothing Ricky Proehl did as a coach or has done since as a coach compares to watching his son Austin Proehl, a senior at Charlotte's Providence High, sign with North Carolina. Proud father moments usually do outweigh individual accomplishments -- even if the father went to Wake Forest, an ACC rival of UNC. "A year prior to this there wasn't a whole lot of options," Ricky said. "He worked his tail off in the offseason, went to some camps and opened some eyes." Good coaching didn't hurt.
The Carolinas Annually Produce Elite High School Defensive Linemen
North Carolina is just as deep with four of the state’s top 10 prospects being defensive linemen, including the top three overall. Five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle, four-star defensive end Darian Roseboro, four-star defensive end Jalen Dalton and four-star defensive tackle Sterling Johnson have double digit offers and basically can pick where they want to go.
All-State Kicker Thomas Blakey to walk on at UNC
Reynolds has a good track record of sending walk-on football players to UNC. Thomas Blakey has kept that pipeline open, accepting a roster spot to kick for the Tar Heels. Two former Rockets players were on UNC’s roster as walk-ons in 2013 — quarterback Caleb Pressley and defensive back Justin St. Onge. Blakey earned All-WNC honors in 2013 after breaking 14 school kicking records. He was also the only placekicker selected to The Associated Press all-state team.
Video: Football Recruiting Analyst JC Shurburtt Talks Tar Heels
247Sports national director of recruiting JC Shurburtt breaks down the Tar Heels 2014 class. Here's an in-depth look at what UNC fans can expect from some of the signees headed to Chapel Hill.
Audio: Larry Fedora Talks Recruiting On The David Glenn Show
On National Signing Day, head coach Larry Fedora of the UNC Tar Heels was a guest on The David Glenn Show, and of course, the Heels' freshly-signed 2014 class was front and center in the discussion.
Elijah Hood leads 22-player class at UNC
From now on, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora won’t have to worry about having fewer scholarships to hand out. Fedora announced a class of 22 players Wednesday during signing day — the Tar Heels’ last under NCAA sanctions that reduced the number of scholarships by 15 over three years. Rivals.com rated it the 20th-best class in the nation while Scout.com had it pegged at No. 31. The key signee is Charlotte running back Elijah Hood. The state’s AP prep player of the year enrolled in January.
Video: Larry Fedora Signing Day Press Conference
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and Assistant Head Coach for Offense Seth Littrell discuss UNC's 2014 football signing class.
Larry Fedora on the 2014 Recruiting Class
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora spoke with reporters on Wednesday about his 2014 signing class. Here's a rundown: Fedora was surprised by Russell Bodine's departure for the NFL. That's why he had to chase Jared Cohen late in the process. UNC has filled both vacancies on the coaching staff, but Fedora refuses to say who those hires are.
Signing Day Updates: Meet UNC's 2014 Football Recruiting Class
Meet the UNC Football Signing Day class of 2014. Check back throughout the day as National Letters of Intent continue to roll in.
Video: Larry Fedora Signing Day Class Breakdown
North Carolina Football Head Coach Larry Fedora goes in depth with Jones Angell on the 2014 Signing Day Class.
UNC Announces 2014 Recruiting Class for Football
National Signing Day has arrived and with the official announcement by UNC of 22 signees for the 2014 recruiting class. GoHeels.com has a full Signing Day Central page with profiles on the newest Tar Heels. Later today, Larry Fedora will address the media concerning the 2014 class. Without further ado, here is the class with their position rank as determined by the four major recruiting services.
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.