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5-star QB Jawon Pass among 11 earning Opening invites at Nike Atlanta Regional

Around 500 high school athletes braved the wet conditions, but only 11 earned invites Nike's prestigious The Opening at the Atlanta Regional on Sunday at Buford High School. There could be more invites from this regional later on. There are 13 regionals around the country full of highly-recruited athletes hoping to earn spots at the event, which will be held in Beaverton, Ore., in July. "It's exciting and a blessing more than anything," quarterback Jawon Pass said. (

Jaye Stackhouse, son of Jerry Stackhouse, to walkon for UNC football

Jaye Stackhouse, a 2015 cornerback and son of UNC basketball legend Jerry Stackhouse, has committed to walk on for the UNC football program, according to Stackhouse via Twitter. Stackhouse is a 247 Sports Composite 3-star recruit from Suwanee, Georgia (North Gwinnett) who most recently visited UNC with his father on March 7th for the UNC-Duke basketball game. Stackhouse had scholarship offers from UAB and Georgia State along with interest from several "Power 5" conference teams. Here are his senior season highlights: View Video...

Does UNC Have a Legit Shot Against Alabama for 4-Star QB Jawon Pass?

One of the nation’s most sought-after quarterbacks in the 2016 cycle is 4-star dual-threat passer Jawon Pass. According to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports, Pass has two programs—Alabama and North Carolina—tied at the top of his list. (Bleacher Report)

Keion Joyner Blog: Country's No. 1 junior LB blogs about recruiting

Keion Joyner is the No. 1 linebacker and No. 5 overall prospect in the 247 Composite National rankings for 2016 and is one of the most feared hitters in the country. That’s got everyone from Auburn to Alabama to LSU to North Carolina to Florida and Florida State, among many others in hot pursuit. Joyner, a junior who hails from Havelock (Havelock, N.C.), has agreed to give USA TODAY exclusive access into his world. (USA Today)

2016 4-star RB Robert Washington plans April commitment

SouthLake Christian (Huntersville, N.C.) Academy four-star running back Robert Washington has named Syracuse, North Carolina and TCU to his top-six schools thus far and plans to announce his verbal commitment in April, his father, Robert Washington Sr. said in a phone interview on Tuesday night. (

Tennessee WR Vic Wharton to transfer, plans visit to UNC

Wharton confirmed to the News Sentinel by phone that he is leaving and that he has already taken an official visit to California. Wharton said he will visit North Carolina this weekend and that he will schedule an official visit to Utah, then make a decision between those three schools. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Dee Liner, Alabama transfer, to visit UNC

Per sources, former Alabama defensive lineman Dee Liner will make an official visit to North Carolina this weekend. The former Crimson Tide player is expected to end up with the Tar Heels or Georgia Tech. Liner was a four-star prospect out of high school. (Carolina Blue)

UNC football must keep grinding in-state on the recruiting front

For North Carolina to stock its roster with elite talent season after season, there is little argument that the Tar Heels need to keep their share of the top in-state talent at home. So far, the Class of 2016 doesn’t look pretty in that regard. Five of the top 10 in-state prospects (per 247Sports Composite rankings) in the cycle have already committed, to out-of-state programs. (Carolina Blue)

2016 UNC Football Recruiting Board

The Tar Heels have turned their complete recruiting attention to the 2016 class and so has Inside Carolina, as the 2016 Recruiting Board now defaults to the juniors. (Inside Carolina)

Video: On Tommy Hatton

There's no question that North Carolina Class of 2015 stud offensive line commit Tommy Hatton is one of the best center prospects in the country. In fact, he may be the best based on my personal opinion. In this quick-hit video I talk about the Under Armour All-American and what he brings to the table. Hatton is the No. 4 center prospect nationally in the 2015 class per 247Sports Composite rankings. (Carolina Blue)

OLB Stephen Albright accepts preferred walkon spot with Tar Heels

Stephen Albright a 6-2 195 pound outside linebacker from Cardinal Gibbons in Raleigh will join the Tar Heels as a preferred walkon this Fall, per his high school coach. He is the brother of current North Carolina tight end Eric Albright. Here are his junior season highlights where he played safety for the Crusaders wearing number 22. View Video...

Video: On Jalen Dalton

Defensive end Jalen Dalton (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) already has enrolled at North Carolina and is expected to be one of the top prospects in the 2015 Tar Heels class. Here's a quick hitter on his potential and upside. Dalton is the No. 3 weakside defensive end prospect in the 2015 recruiting cycle per 247Sports Composite rankings and is the highest-ranked prospect in the Tar Heels signing class. (Carolina Blue)

2015 Football Recruiting Class Superlatives

Most NFL potential: OT William Sweet - At a legitimate 6-foot-6, Sweet has a frame worthy of a starting NFL left tackle. He is fast, quick, and athletic. With four or five years in a college weight training program, he should have general managers salivating come 2019. Fills the biggest need: C Tommy Hatton - UNC has one center on their current roster. Hatton will come in and compete for the starting position immediately. (Carolina Blue)

Sha’mond Squires to join UNC’s football team as preferred walk-on

Mike Hughes has been waiting for this moment for as long as he can remember, signing his name and becoming a member of a Division I football team. Hughes, a former New Bern football standout, officially became a North Carolina Tar Heel at a signing day event at New Bern High School. Sha’mond Squires will join UNC’s football team as preferred walk-on. Squires, a 6-foot, 230-pound linebacker, joins UNC with a chip on his shoulder. He is looking forward to proving himself to the coaching staff. (New Bern Sun Journal)

UNC Emphasizes Quality Over Quantity In Recruiting Defense

Defensive staff changes stymied North Carolina’s initial plan to load up and max out its 2015 recruiting class on National Signing Day after three years of scholarship restrictions. The quality of UNC’s 2015 recruiting haul is unmistakable. The Tar Heels’ signing class of 19 currently ranks 25th nationally and third in the ACC, according to, despite being the only program in the top-25 to sign fewer than 20 prospects. (Inside Carolina)

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