Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
2016 WR Kyran Bowman Commits to UNC
North Carolina made a big splash in the 2016 class when it landed New London (N.C.) North Stanly running back Antonio Williams and now, the Tar Heels have added No. 2 in that class. Havelock, N.C., wide receiver Kyran Bowman, a sophomore wide receiver, pledged to North Carolina in a press conference at his school Thursday morning. The 6-1, 175-pound prospect chose the Tar Heels over East Carolina and South Carolina. His brother, Michael Bowman, committed to South Carolina during the same press conference.
UNC Among Four-Star WR Juval Mollette's Top Five
This evening, four-star wide receiver Juval Mollette (Randleman, NC/Randleman) released a top five that included the Wolverines. Mollette's top group (in order): Clemson/UNC (tied), Michigan, Virginia Tech and Ohio State. Mollette has long been a target for the Michigan coaching staff since their offer to him on January 8th.
Corey Bell Is A Tar Heel
Cornelius (NC) Hough three-star cornerback Corey Bell is the fourth commitment for North Carolina's 2015 football recruiting class. With today's commitment, the 5-9, 165-pounder joins Tallahassee, Fla., safety Ronnie Harrison, Jacksonville, Fla., linebacker Andre Smith and Matthews, NC., quarterback Anthony Ratliff as current Tar Heel pledges. 247Sports ranks Bell as the nation's No. 76 overall cornerback and the No. 31 prospect in the state of North Carolina.
TE Chris Clark Talks UNC Commitment
Avon (Conn.) Old Farms four-star tight end Chris Clark had no idea when he woke up on Sunday morning he'd end the day committed to North Carolina. But that's what happened when the blue-chipper pulled the trigger for the Tar Heels during his visit to Chapel Hill. "It's a crazy feeling this process is over," Clark said.
Four-Star TE Chris Clark Commits To UNC
Avon (Conn.) Old Farms four-star tight end Chris Clark visited North Carolina today and left committed to the Tar Heels. Clark chose UNC over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and others. This gives UNC four commits in the 2015 class. Jacksonville, Fla., linebacker Andre Smith, Tallahassee, Fla., safety Ronnie Harrison and Matthews, N.C., quarterback Anthony Ratliff are all committed to the Tar Heels.
New Smyrna Beach’s Cole Holcomb gets invited walk-on opportunity with North Carolina
New Smyrna Beach senior Cole Holcomb said Wednesday that he will attend the University of North Carolina as an invited walk-on. Barracudas coach Lance Jenkins confirmed the move. The 6-foot-2 Holcomb recorded 44 tackles and an interception as a defensive back last season. He said the Tar Heels plan on using him as a linebacker and that he is already up to 206 pounds after playing at 195 as a senior.
Shy Tuttle recruit scouting report: Nimble North Carolina defensive tackle
Sure, Shy Tuttle holds down a spot on SB Nation's 2015 All-Name team, but the five-star defensive tackle is much, much more than his moniker. Hailing from North Davidson High School in Lexington, N.C., the 6'3, 315-pound Tuttle is the top player in the Tar Heel State for 2015, and one of the most sought-after players in the country.
QB Anthony Ratliff Commits to UNC
North Carolina landed its top quarterback target in the 2015 class on Monday as Anthony Ratliff committed to the Tar Heels, sources confirm. The 6-foot, 179-pounder at Matthews (N.C.) Butler also held offers from Clemson, N.C. State and Mississippi State. Ratliff passed for 2362 yards and 30 touchdowns his junior season at Butler, and rushed for 1,443 yards and 20 touchdowns.
In-state defensive line crop could be boon for UNC
The 2015 recruiting cycle could be good for North Carolina- very good. The key for current head coach Larry Fedora- or anyone- to building the Tar Heels into a big winner is and always has been keeping the top in-state talent at home and playing in Chapel Hill, particularly those hard-to-find defensive linemen that the state seems to annually produce in bundles.
DE Jalen Dalton Among Top Risers in Class of 2015
Dalton’s junior film is so impressive and that, combined with our Recruiting Insider Ryan Bartow seeing him in person, made him a five-star prospect according to 247Sports- perhaps even a no-brainer.
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.