UNC Football Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Football Recruiting.
Mitch Trubisky Throws Six TDs in 56-28 Victory
Mentor quarterback (and UNC commit) Mitch Trubisky threw six touchdown passes as the Cardinals defeated Solon 56-28. Mentor is now 6-1 and Solon falls to 4-3. Trubisky's final numbers were stellar: He completed more than 75 percent of his passes for more than 300 yards, with the six touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for more than 100 yards.
WR Marquez North says Tennessee leads his recruitment
Wide receiver MarQuez North from Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, N.C., has announced Tennessee is the leader for his services. “Tennessee, they just caught me with the energy, the faculty and the law degree, really,” North told 247Sports, which ranks North the No. 11 receiver in the country.
ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division, Oct. 5
The Coastal Division has been relatively quiet with North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh adding a commitment each. North Carolina added its 19th member with the commitment of wide receiver Johnathan Howard. Pittsburgh has been added to the Coastal Division commitment updates because it will be competing in that division in 2013. Pittsburgh added athlete Reginald Green to its list. Finally, Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from athlete Daniel Reid.
Greg Webb Selected to U.S. Army Bowl
North Carolina commitment Greg Webb,a defensive tackle at Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek High School has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Christian Russell's path to playing college football has taken some detours
Christian Russell remains a special talent today. But a series of events altered his plans and life forever in 2011. Nagging injuries hindered Russell during his senior year at Hoke. His statistics dropped dramatically and the Bucks finished just 3-8. The struggles continued for Russell off the field. As he started his final semester at Hoke, it became evident he wasn't going to score high enough on the SAT or ACT college entrance tests to enroll at UNC.
Weekend Recruit Scoreboard
Big weekends by quarterback Mitch Trubisky, running back Khris Francis and athlete Desmond Lawrence highlight this weekend's football recruit scoreboard.
Options still open for UNC commitment Jarran Reed
East Mississippi Community College defensive tackle Jarran Reed committed to North Carolina during the summer, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from showing interest. It also hasn’t stopped him from looking at other schools. “All of my options are still open,” Reed said. “I’m not closing any doors.” Reed, a native of Goldsboro, N.C., says he’s hearing from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri and Texas Tech.
OL Dorian Miller a gentle giant for Metuchen (NJ) High School
At 6-foot-2 and nearly 300 pounds, Metuchen High School’s Dorian Miller, one of the nation’s most coveted offensive linemen, is an intimidating site. Add a thick beard, and the senior two-way tackle sports a gruff exterior that makes him seem almost unapproachable. But Miller, who will likely play guard in college, has a gregarious personality that belies his imposing physical appearance.
UNC, N.C. State land commitments from offensive players out of Georgia
North Carolina and N.C. State scored major commitments out of the Peach State over the weekend that could help both fulfill major recruiting needs. The Tar Heels reeled in 6-foot-5, 181-pound wide receiver Johnathan Howard from Wilcox County High in Rochelle, Ga., while the Wolfpack picked up running back Joshua Mercer of South Effingham High in Guyton. Wide receiver has become a focus in recruiting for UNC as it's made the transition this season to a no-huddle, spread offense.
OL Tyrone Crowder to play in Under Armour All-America Game
In front of a packed Raider Gymnasium, Tyrone Crowder slipped on his new jersey and plopped a hat on his head. The offensive lineman, who is the 97th-ranked recruit in the 2013 class nationally by ESPN, wasn’t making his college decision, instead Crowder became the first Richmond Senior football player to be selected to the sixth-annual Under Armour All-America Game Jan. 5 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
2014 DE Da'Shawn Hand stays humble
Da’Shawn Hand beamed with pride. Four sacks, double-digit tackles. Not a bad performance, the Woodbridge High School standout defensive end thought to himself, following the 7-0 loss to eventual Cardinal District champion Hylton. And yet, when he arrived home later that Friday night to tell his dad about his success, Sharif Hand had only thing to say to his son: “Hey four-sack man, go sack that kitchen.”
ESPN 300 WR Johnathan Howard picks the Tar Heels
Johnathan Howard (Rochelle, Ga./Wilcox County) enjoyed every minute of his trip to Chapel Hill, N.C., this weekend. The ESPN 300 wide receiver liked it at North Carolina so much, he was ready to become a Tar Heel before heading home. While his father felt the same way, he advised his son to think it over more before making a hasty decision. The 6-foot-5 wideout did not wait much longer. After talking it over with his father for the entire trip home, Howard called his recruiting coach and committed.
Ryan Switzer runs all over Princeton
Ryan Switzer, who was playing in his second game of the year, sliced through the Tigers defense Friday night as George Washington ran away for a 61-11 victory at Hunnicutt Stadium. Switzer scored on runs of 1, 97, 23 and 1 in the first half and added a 59-yard score in the third quarter. He finished with 325 yards on 18 carries. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior out-gained the Tigers by himself in the opening half, 185 to 133 yards.
Tarboro DE Tyquan Lewis picks Ohio State
Tarboro defensive end Tyquan Lewis will play his college football at Ohio State he announced Thursday during a press conference at the high school. At 6-foot-3 and 225-pounds, Lewis is ranked the No. 11 defensive end in the Class of 2013, according to Rivals.com. Lewis said his final choices came down to LSU, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.
DE Tyquan Lewis to Announce Decision
Tarboro defensive end Tyquan Lewis makes his final college decision at 4 p.m. today. The final trio: LSU, Ohio State and North Carolina. Lewis has visited Ohio State and North Carolina but has yet to make a trip to Baton Rouge, La. Lewis said that he felt comfortable at Ohio State, and the coaches were a big draw. He understands that North Carolina is rebuilding but talked about the enthusiasm surrounding the Tar Heels.