Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
DE Kyree Campbell to announce college choice Aug. 3
Woodbridge High School senior Kyree Campbell had originally planned on announcing his college choice Oct. 29. The date was best for his immediate and extended family to come together and share in the special moment. But after an unofficial visit Thursday to the University of North Carolina, Campbell bumped up his announcement date by informing his head coach, Gary Wortham, that he wanted to officially disclose his choice Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. on Woodbridge's football field.
ICTV: Chazz Surratt on the Move
The rivalry between UNC and Duke isn't as deep for quarterback Chazz Surratt as it is for most fans, as he's been committed to both programs. But now that he's settled with the Tar Heels, Surratt said he can focus on new relationships and better his game. "I grew up a Carolina fan," Surratt said while competing at the Shrine Bowl Invitation Camp. Surratt will join a loaded stable of quarterbacks on the 2016 UNC roster, but he said he's not intimidated by the depth chart.
WR Divine Deablo commits to Virginia Tech
Winston Salem, NC (Mount Tabor) wide receiver Divine Deablo has committed to Virginia Tech. Deablo committed to Virginia Tech on Monday night after visiting the Hokies on Saturday with his mother. The 247Sports Composite three star wide receiver held 17 scholarship offers and chose the Hokies over his other finalists North Carolina and NC State.
2016 Kicker Kyle Corbett Gaining Attention from VT, UNC and Others
Southern Pines, NC (Pinecrest) kicker/punter Kyle Corbett has received a lot of interest this summer, including from Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Liberty University after his 2014 season. In 2014, Corbett put 55 of 86 kickoffs in the end zone last year, averaging 54.1 yards per kick. He was 4-for-12 on field goals with a long of 42 yards.
UNC, Virginia Tech lead for wide receiver Divine Deablo
Divine Deablo is one of the top uncommitted prospects in North Carolina. The three-star wide receiver spoke with Scout at last weekend’s Shrine Bowl Invitation-Only practice about where he is in the recruiting process.North Carolina and Virginia Tech have pulled in front for Deablo. Along with those two schools, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Deablo is considering Georgia and NC State.
Korey Banks: "Its something I want to be a part of"
UNC secured a commitment from 2016 wide receiver/athlete Korey Banks late Monday night. The Georgia prospect becomes UNC's 14th commit in this year's class. CarolinaBlue spoke with Banks shortly after he committed: "It was just a matter of time," Banks said. The speedy athlete picked UNC over Wake Forest, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Banks continues the influx of Peach State prospects to North Carolina. He is UNC's sixth 2016 commit from the state of Georgia.
2016 ATH Korey Banks Commits to UNC
Although he didn’t pull the trigger on either of his planned dates, Korey Banks has verbally committed to North Carolina. Banks, a 6-foot, 165-pound athlete from Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek, selected UNC over fellow finalists Arizona, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin. Initially, Banks considered making a verbal commitment on either of the past two Saturdays.
2016 WR Roscoe Johnson recaps UNC visit, commitment
Class of 2016 wide receiver Roscoe Johnson (Union, SC/Union County) took his fourth visit to UNC on Tuesday. He was offered Wednesday morning and committed on the spot. CarolinaBlue spoke with Johnson on Wednesday to get a breakdown of his visit and commitment. "I felt it was a good fit," Johnson said. "I really like how Coach Brewer and Coach Fedora coach. They have some really good receivers this year."
UNC OL commit Jay Jay McCargo looking to improve, build relationships
Jay Jay McCargo, an offensive tackle from Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia, is the ninth-rated prospect in the state of Virginia and the 35th-best offensive lineman in the class of 2016, according to the 247Sports Composite ranking. The 6-4, 290-pound lineman held offers from Alabama, Auburn, Michigan and Miami (FL), among others, and is one of the highest-rated commitments so far in North Carolina’s 2016 class.
2016 WR Roscoe Johnson commits to UNC
Wide receiver Roscoe Johnson (Union, S.C./County) picked up an offer from North Carolina and committed Wednesday morning. Johnson visited UNC Tuesday and spent the night. "I hung out with the wide receivers and they showed me around," Johnson said. "I like how the staff there cares more about you as a person than just a player." He also had offers from Appalachian State, Elon, NC Central, Charleston Southern and Middle Tennessee State.
Former UNC TE Commit Avery Edwards Joins Terps
Maryland has added former North Carolina tight end commit Avery Edwards, who was charged with felony larceny for stealing more than $50,000 of jewelry, according to authorities, in June 2014. The Terps looked at him two years ago when he was in high school, but the Raleigh, N.C., native committed to his state school instead. Edwards never played for the Tar Heels, though, after he was arrested. The charges have since been dismissed.
2016 Football Recruiting: UNC's five most important targets
With 12 recruits committed, the attention turns to some of UNC's remaining big time targets. While big fish like five-star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and four-star linebacker Keion Joyner remain out there and highly desired by the Tar Heels, other prospects could be more critical to "making" the class. CarolinaBlue breaks down UNC's top five most important targets for the 2016 class:
UNC's 2016 Football Class: Fullfilling needs
Friday's commitment of tight end Noah Turner brought UNC's pledge total to 12. A string of defensive commitments in June along with two Georgia prospects pulling the trigger at the Freak Show and a late June quarterback flip from Duke, helped UNC gain momentum heading into the current July dead period. With many positions full or close to being full, let's examine what needs and spots remain for UNC's 2016 class along potential targets for each position.
UNC in Top 3 for 5-Star LB Keion Joyner
July 4 was filled with celebrations, with the sky lighting up with a firework displays, but several college coaches had a different celebration on its hands; they made the top three for one of the nation's premier linebackers in North Carolina's Keion Joyner. The 6-3, 230-pound prospect listed LSU, Florida State and North Carolina, as the three schools on the top of his board, but he noted in his tweet that the list is subject to change.
Noah Turner: "I fell in love with it"
It only took one visit for class of 2016 tight end Noah Turner (Mundelein, IL/Carmel Catholic) to fall in love with UNC and know it was the place for him. He took an unofficial visit to North Carolina on March 24th and was offered by the Tar Heels the same day. "I knew from the day I went there it was the place," Turner told CarolinaBlue via text on Friday afternoon. "I fell in love with it. They wanted me just as bad as I wanted them."