UNC Football Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Football Recruiting.

4-star RB Taquan Mizzell lists UNC in top 10

Bayside running back Taquan Mizzell has narrowed his list to Virginia, West Virginia, N.C. State, North Carolina, Clemson, Notre Dame, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Miami and Ohio State. Mizzell, 5-10 and 185 pounds, said he hopes to make a decision sometime in August. (Virginian-Pilot)

Butler WR Uriah LeMay commits to Georgia

In making his college choice, Butler High’s Uriah LeMay went with the school he felt the most comfortable with. Of course, it didn’t hurt that LeMay’s choice also had a family connection. LeMay, a rising senior, announced Friday that he would play for Georgia, becoming one of the first early commits to the Bulldogs’ Class of 2013. (Charlotte Observer)

ACC Recruiting Links, June 1

There’s a good chance safety recruit Charles Mack will need to buy a new mailbox after Georgia Tech sent him 52 letters in one day. Georgia Tech is proving it can recruit linemen, as the school pulled off a package deal earlier in the week. Here’s a closer look at 2012 North Carolina lineman signee J.J. Patterson. CBS recruiting writer Jeff Borzello thinks NC State's Rodney Purvis could be the freshman of the year next season in the ACC. (ACC Sports Journal)

Re-Introducing the 2012 UNC Football Recruiting Class: J.J. Patterson

J.J. Patterson is a four star prospect out of Roanoke Rapids, NC one of the few in state recruits for Carolina in the 2012 class. Patterson played both DT and OT in high school and could end up on either side of the ball at Chapel Hill. If he ends up playing offense he’s likely to slide inside to guard where his 6-4, 310 pound frame would fit better. Patterson was an elite run blocker with tons of raw power but struggled to get past the second level. (Keeping It Heel)

OLB LaChaston Smith commits to Virginia

South Iredell (Statesville, N.C.) linebacker LaChaston Smith verbally committed to the University of Virginia today, almost three weeks after he, his mother, and his sister were in Charlottesville on an unofficial visit. The 6'0", 221-pound junior joins eight other rising high school seniors in having pledged to head coach Mike London. Smith considered offers from East Carolina, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wake Forest before going with the Hoos. (The Sabre)

RB T.J. Logan lists UNC in top-2

Running back T.J. Logan of Greensboro, NC named South Carolina and North Carolina as his top two schools. Both have offered along with Clemson, NC State, Virginia, West Virginia and Cal. The Gamecocks were the first to extend an offer to Logan. He does not have a time frame for announcing his decision and is expecting more offers in the near future. Logan did not name a leader. (Palmetto Sports)

OLB Seyvon Lowry commits to UCF

For the second time in three days the Knights have landed a commitment to the 2013 recruiting class from First Coast High. This time it's linebacker Seyvon Lowry jumping aboard the Knights' train. Lowry, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound defensive end for First Coast, will likely play linebacker at the next level. He selected UCF over offers from FIU, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Ole Miss and North Carolina. (Orlando Sentinel)

UNC OL Recruit Cory Helms on Auburn: ‘This Place Sucks!’

If it weren’t for Twitter, we wouldn’t be able to instantly know if a recruit enjoyed his visit to Auburn or not. In this case, it was clear that, at one point, Cory Helms – a center from Alpharetta, GA, for the Class of 2013 – did not. Helms tweeted “This place sucks!” while visiting the Alabama school during its big recruitment weekend. As for Helms, he still has offers from schools like Syracuse, North Carolina, Wake Forest, South Florida and a host of others. (Lost Lettermen)

QB Anthony Jennings trims UNC from list

One of the Southeast’s top quarterbacks has released a list of his 10 finalists. Anthony Jennings, a 6-foot-1, 205-pounder from Marietta High School, was named MVP of the Alanta Elite 11 QB camp last month. “He wanted to narrow it down to make it more manageable,” Marietta coach Scott Burton told the AJC. “He ended up with around 35 scholarship offers. He wanted to get it down to 10 to take a harder look at those schools.” Here’s the 10 in alphabetical order: (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

ACC Recruiting Links, May 24

Big news out of Chapel Hill: Quarterback recruit Mitch Trubisky, who was pursued by both Ohio State and Alabama, committed to North Carolina. The Tar Heels’ basketball class of 2012 received an A-plus from an ESPN recruiting specialist. N.C. State has the No. 5 basketball recruiting class of 2012, according to (ACC Sports Journal)

WR Uriah LeMay set to announce on June 1

Uriah LeMay will announce his decision on June 1, according to his father, Stacey LeMay, in a text message to ESPN. Uriah, a four-star receiver from Matthews (N.C.) Butler, has said previously he's down to 10 schools: Nebraska, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, North Carolina, Louisville and Tennessee. (

ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division, May 23

Mentor (OH) High quarterback Mitch Trubisky was pursued by Ohio State and Alabama but committed to North Carolina. There was already a surplus of quarterbacks in Charlottesville, but the Cavaliers added one more with the commitment of Corwin Cutler. Barring any transfers, Virginia will have at least seven scholarship quarterbacks in 2013. (ACC Sports Journal)

QB Mitch Trubisky picks Tar Heels over Ohio State, Alabama

Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky has been pursued by Ohio State and Alabama, among other high-profile Division I football programs, during the recruiting process. Trubisky potentially could have been a Buckeye or a member of the Crimson Tide, but he felt like being a Tar Heel was the perfect fit. As it turns out, the University of North Carolina felt just right to Trubisky, (News-Herald)

QB Mitch Trubisky commits to UNC

Mitch Trubisky has informed Inside Carolina that he made a verbal commitment to North Carolina after returning home from his unofficial visit this past weekend. Trubisky, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback from Mentor, officially visit UNC on Saturday with his head football coach. (Inside Carolina)

OL Josh Cardiello commits to Georgia

After secretly committing to UGA several weeks ago, one of the state’s top interior linemen made it official on Saturday. Josh Cardiello, a 6-foot-4, 280-pounder from Buford High School, committed to UGA over Florida State on Saturday. He also had football scholarship offers from Florida, Nebraska, South Carolina and North Carolina. “I told Georgia a while back that I was coming there,” Cardiello told the AJC. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

QB Chavas Rawlins commits to West Virginia

If Dana Holgorsen was looking for his next Geno Smith, he might have just found him after West Virginia received a commitment from Monessen (Pa.) quarterback Chavas Rawlins on Friday. "It's official!! I'll be playing college football at the university of West Virginia," Rawlins posted on Facebook. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder held offers from Georgia Tech, Nebraska and Pitt among others. (CBS Sports)

Nathan Staub brings rich bloodlines to UNC football

Football is a relative sport for UNC recruit Nathan Staub of Buford, Ga., – relative as in great bloodlines. Staub played fullback and linebacker at Buford High and was considered a college prospect at both positions. His grandfather played both at Georgia Tech as well, on his path to being an All-American. (Carrboro Citizen)

No UNC offer for DE Nazair Jones…yet

An erroneous tweet led to a brief mix-up on a potential new offer for Nazair Jones. What’s the latest on where the 4-star DE stands with North Carolina? “I just got off the phone with (area recruiter) Randy Jordan, and I asked him if I had gotten an offer [Wednesday] tonight and he said no,” the Roanoke Rapids standout explained. “(Jordan) asked where I heard it from and I told him it was this guy who tweeted at me…I don’t have an offer from (North) Carolina.” (Carolina Blue)

ACC Recruiting Links, May 17

Basketball recruit Troy Williams said he would play for either North Carolina or Kentucky, but now he might be expanding his list. Eight members of the North Carolina lacrosse team’s recruiting class have been named to the Under Armour All-America Team. The big news for Duke this week is, of course, the commitment of Amile Jefferson. With so much buzz surrounding Jefferson’s decision, some unfair expectations may await him. (ACC Sports Journal)

Kedrick Davis can't wait to start UNC football career

In a little over one month, Kedrick Davis will make the 140-mile trip from Charlotte to Chapel Hill to begin his college football career. The three-star athlete said he can’t wait to be a part of the Tar Heels’ revamped offense, and his enthusiasm seemed genuine. “I’m looking forward to the tempo-paced offense and working with [Wide Receivers] Coach [Gunter] Brewer,” Davis said. (Carolina Blue)

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