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Several UNC football commits among Athlete Vault's 2014 Top-100 in NC

UNC has 5 commitments in the 2014 football recruiting class ranked in the Athlete Vault's listing of the top-100 football recruits in the state of North Carolina. #1 prospect Lorenzo Featherston and #8 recruit Trevion Thompson are currently uncommitted and are considering the Tar Heels. Below are the 5 UNC commits and their rankings:

4 Bentley Spain OL
6-6 275
Providence HS/Charlotte, NC

19 Robert Dinkins DE
6-2 245
Olympic HS/Charlotte, NC

20 Cayson Collins LB
6-2 210
Berry Academy/Charlotte, NC

25 Avery Edwards TE
6-5 220
Ravenscroft School/Raleigh, NC

43 Austin Proehl WR
5-10 160
Providence HS/Charlotte, NC

WR Josh Cabrera commits to UNC

Northside senior wide receiver Josh Cabrera figured he’d decide where he wanted to play his college football sometime during his final high school season — or right after it. But as June passed into July and then practice started for the Monarchs, Cabrera was sure he knew in his heart where he wanted to go. So, he thought, why wait?“Yeah, that’s basically it,” Cabrera said before practice Monday after committing Sunday night to North Carolina

Lorenzo Featherston plays on a different level

At 6 feet 8 and 220 pounds, Lorenzo Featherston's prototypical size already has college teams drooling over his potential on Saturdays, and that’s before his speed enters the equation. Featherston has been clocked in the low 4.7s and high 4.6s in the 40-yard dash. Recruiting websites have linked ACC schools Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina and N.C. State to the defensive end, and he reportedly has offers from Ohio State, Michigan Florida and Notre Dame, among others.

Former Texas WR Cayleb Jones has seven schools in mind for next stop

Former Longhorn Cayleb Jones looks like he's getting closer to a decision with regard to his next college. Late last month, the Austin High-grad announced he'd transfer from Texas. On Saturday, his dad Robert told YNN Sports his son will choose between seven schools. In alphabetical order, they are Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Colorado, East Carolina, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

ACC Football Commitment List: Coastal Division

Former NFL receiver Ricky Proehl saw his son Austin decide to take his talents to Chapel Hill, even though his dad went to Wake Forest. Three-star RB Caleb Kinlaw chose Georgia Tech over UNC, and assuming he doesn’t de-commit, he will probably play A-back in Paul Johnson’s triple option offense. The Cavaliers' most recent commitment comes from the nation’s 188th ranked recruit according to ESPN — three-star DB Jeff Farrar.

ATH Noah Brown names Ohio State his leader

Noah Brown, the 6-2, 210-pound wide receiver from Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.), is slated to take an unofficial visit to Rutgers, Tuesday, he told NJ.com. One of the most heavily recruited uncommitted receivers in the northeast, Brown recently named Ohio State his leader after a recent visit to Columbus. The Scarlet Knights appear one of the top contenders for Brown's services joining Ohio State, USC, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, North Carolina and South Carolina in his top eight.

N.C. LB Isaac Stewart commits to Louisville

The University of Louisville football team added its 23rd recruiting commitment for the 2014 class on Monday from three-star Charlotte, N.C., linebacker Isaac Stewart. Stewart is ranked as the nation’s No. 33 insider linebacker and the No. 26 prospect in North Carolina by 247Sports.com. He chose U of L from a list of major scholarship offers that included North Carolina, NC State, East Carolina, Mississippi State and Kansas State.

2014 RB D'Ernest Johnson de-commits from North Carolina

Immokalee High's D'Ernest Johnson has changed his mind again. The star running back tweeted Friday that he was de-committing from North Carolina, just over two months after verbally committing to the Tar Heels. "No Longer Committed, My Commitment Has Open Up," Johnson wrote on his Twitter feed at 11:48 p.m. on Friday night.

UNC offers Wake Forest HS defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence

Wake Forest High School defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is a rising-sophomore, but he is already getting plenty of recruiting attention. Lawrence received an offer from North Carolina on Saturday, according to Wake Forest Head Coach Reggie Lucas. Lawrence was a standout player on the Cougar defensive line last season as a freshman. On top of the UNC offer, the 6-foot-5, 290 pound run-stopper also has offers from Clemson and Arkansas.

TE Brandon Fritts will graduate early, enroll at UNC in January

Brandon Fritts will graduate early from Mentor and will enroll at North Carolina in January, the senior receiver confirmed on Thursday. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound two-sport standout will follow the path of former Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who last year finished his high schooling in December and enrolled at North Carolina for classes that started in January. It was a difficult decision for Fritts, who said he still plans on returning for graduation ceremonies at Mentor next spring.

Fedora Details Recruit Evaluation Process

Staff evaluations and projecting how prospects fit into North Carolina’s unique schemes are the basis for the program’s recruiting approach, according to Larry Fedora. There are four primary coaches involved with any given recruit – the area coach, the position coach, the coordinator and Fedora. When offensive guard Josh Allen, hailing from Jacksonville, Fla., verbally committed to UNC on Jun. 24, he did so after Dan Disch (area) laid the ground work and Chris Kapilovic (position) moved into the lead position.

WR Austin Proehl Commits to UNC

North Carolina added its first wide receiver commit for the 2014 class Sunday, when Charlotte (NC) Providence wide receiver Austin Proehl committed to the Tar Heels. The 5-10, 165-pound prospect chose UNC over offers from Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. The offer from the Tar Heels came earlier today and the talented pass catcher jumped on it when he committed to head coach Larry Fedora and wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer.

OL Donell Stanley nearing decision

Offensive lineman Donell Stanley of Latta attended South Carolina's Camp Friday afternoon along with his mother, little brother and Latta assistant coach Chris German. Stanley attended an Alabama camp earlier this month and German said Friday night right now South Carolina and Alabama are Stanley's top two. Clemson and North Carolina are the others on his short list. German said. Stanley has no other visits planned and that a decision is close.

Florida DB Ronnie Harrison is UNC's first 2015 football commitment

2015 defensive back Ronnie Harrison (Florida State University School, Tallahassee, FL) has committed to North Carolina. Harrison, 6'2" 190 pounds, currently plays cornerback but with his size and coverage skills at such a young age, he may project as a safety at the college level.

The Tar Heels were the first to offer Harrison, who visited the North Carolina campus earlier this summer and chose UNC over scholarship offers from South Florida, Massachusetts, East Carolina, Wake Forest, and Northern Illinois. He is the first commitment to UNC's 2015 football recruiting class.

Ronnie Harrison Highlights

Tar Heels lead for 2015 Florida LB Andre Smith

Trinity high school in Florida has been a recent school where North Carolina has looked at football recruits, already offering defensive tackle Kendrick Norton and also getting in touch with linebacker Andre Smith. UNC was the first team to offer Smith back in January and has been Smith's top school so far during his recruitment: "My top school is North Carolina right now but would really like to check out LSU, Florida, Clemson, and Florida State. But, my top school is North Carolina."

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