UNC Football Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Football Recruiting.
Video: Braxton Berrios Junior Season Highlight Film
Junior season highlights from Braxton Berrios, a 2014 Rivals.com 4-star athlete from Raleigh, NC (Leesville HS). Berrios holds scholarship offers from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Clemson among others. He is being recruited as an A-Back by North Carolina, visited the UNC campus this week, and claims no favorites at this point.
OL Dorian Miller selects Rutgers
Metuchen's (N.J.) Dorian Miller, has selected to play collegiately for Rutgers University next season. He is the eighteenth member of Rutgers' incoming recruiting class of 2013, and its first offensive lineman. The 6-2, 295-pounder selected Rutgers over tenders from 11 other schools
Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard
Big weekends from UNC football commits QB Mitch Trubisky (549 total yds, 6 total TDs), WR Ryan Switzer (174 yds, 4 TDs, int return for another TD), and RB T.J. Logan (225 yds, 3 TDs) highlight this weekend's football recruit scoreboard.
DT Jarran Reed decommits from UNC
Defensive tackle Jarran Reed has decommitted from North Carolina's 2013 football recruiting class
, according to a report from CarolinaBlue.com
's Paul Strelow. Reed, a Goldsboro, NC native attending East Mississippi Junior College, was one of two defensive tackles committed to the Tar Heels (the other being New Jersey 4-star recruit Greg Webb).
Charlotte Area Football Recruiting Update: Grier, North, etc.
Last Friday, 247Sports national analyst Keith Niebuhr made two stops in the greater Charlotte area of North Carolina to get some updates and insight into the recruitment of a few touted players such as QB Will Grier, WR Marquez North, RB Anthony Covington, and a couple others flying under the radar.
Jerry Stackhouse's son, Jaye, is a UNC football prospect
Jaye Stackhouse, a 2015 prospect and son of UNC legend Jerry Stackhouse, just completed his first season as a starting cornerback at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga. Purdue and UNC have already expressed interest in Stackhouse as a football prospect, and he joined a handful of teammates – 2013 safety commitment Donnie Miles, 2013 offensive tackle target DeVondre Seymour, 2014 defensive end target Dante Sawyer and 2014 receiver Nate Brown – in attending the Tar Heels’ 68-50 defeat Saturday to Georgia Tech.
Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard
Big playoff performances by UNC commits Ryan Switzer (4 TDs), T.J. Logan (4 TDs), Mitch Trubisky (478 passing yards), and Johnathan Howard (161 receiving yards) highlight this weekend's football recruit scoreboard.
Will Grier throws for national-record 837 yards
Both Davidson Day and Harrells Christian Academy coaches said they expected a high-scoring football game Friday night. But 184 points? A national-record 837 passing yards from one player? A probable national mark of 1,623 total yards? Will Grier and his Davidson Day teammates must have been exhausted from all the touchdown celebrations on Friday in Davidson Day's 104-80 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division 2 semifinal victory on Friday night.
North Carolina, Tennessee lead for WR Marquez North
Marquez North, a Top247 receiver from Mallard Creek (N.C.), said late Friday night Tennessee and North Carolina are now his co-leaders. "I've been liking [North Carolina] for awhile," North told 247Sports. "It's Carolina and Tennessee. It's tied really." Most recently, the 6-feet-4, 212-pound North visited the Tar Heels on Oct. 27. Last week, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora took a helicopter to North's game, even though North has been sidelined for the season because of a torn labrum.
Northern Guilford’s T.J. Logan crushes Chapel Hill
T.J. Logan almost single-handedly ended Chapel Hill’s football season. Northern Guilford’s senior star, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound speedster who has committed to North Carolina, rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns to lead the two-time defending state champion Nighthawks to a 43-0 victory over Chapel Hill on Friday night in the second round of the Class 3AA state playoffs.
Andrew Brown: Class of 2014 First Five-Star
Andrew Brown is a player every team in college football should want on their team. He has the ability to disrupt any play from the defensive tackle position. Brown's tough, physical and aggressive mindset will set the tone for any team he plays for. He makes it nearly impossible for offenses to run because he sets up camp in the backfield. Brown takes up so much space and easily sheds blockers using good technique and great strength.
Football Recruiting Updates: Alston, Berrios, Francis, etc.
Johnathan Alston apparently is torn between North Carolina and N.C. State, and both schools are putting in some major effort. Right now, it looks like it could go either way. He was expected to have a conference call with the North Carolina staff Wednesday night. Alston had offers from SEC schools to play outside linebacker, but would prefer being on offense in college, and that is a major reason why the Tar Heels and Wolfpack are at the top of his list.
OL Dorian Miller sets decision date, UNC in top-3
Metuchen (N.J.) offensive guard Dorian Miller, is set to make his collegiate decision on Nov. 20. “It’s gonna come down to Rutgers, North Carolina and UConn,” Miller told NJ.com. “North Carolina, they came on kind of late,” admitted Miller, “but they impressed me with how interested they’ve been and they’ve been pretty persistent with recruiting me."
Da'Shawn Hand: Class of 2014 First Five-Star
Da'Shawn Hand is such a unique player and there are so many things he does well. His combination of speed off the line, balance, agility and overall athleticism is just too much for any offensive lineman to handle. On pass plays, Hand has a large arsenal of moves to get to the passer, and on run plays he is quick to read and react. Hand's versatility is one of his more valuable qualities.
Quin Blanding: Class of 2014 First Five-Star
"Quin Blanding is a near-perfect fit as a free safety. The combination of his size, speed, athleticism and ball-hawking abilities make him a great weapon against any offense. Being so long and rangy really helps Blanding in both man and zone coverage. Blanding's leadership qualities will prove to be invaluable because, as a safety, he has a good view of the offense and can help his teammates understand what the offense is trying to do."