UNC Football Recruiting

Marquez North Still Pondering College Decision

Wide receiver Marquez North of Mallard Creek is one of the nations top WR prospects at one time had over 20 scholarship offers from programs vying for his services is now down to Tennessee and North Carolina. North was on hand at Kenan Stadium and watched the Heels run over Elon Pheonix in the season opener (Keeping It Heel)

Ryan Switzer wins second Kennedy Award

The West Virginia Sports Writers Association announced today that Ryan Switzer has won the Kennedy Award for the second consecutive year, putting him among the ranks of five other two-time Kennedy winners in the 67-year history of the award. "I really didn't know. I had no idea, and honestly started to wonder," Switzer said about winning the Kennedy a second time. "With me being hurt, I thought maybe someone else might have won it. I'm kind of speechless." (Parkersburg News & Sentinel)

UNC Quarterback Target Will Grier Commits to Florida Gators

The Florida Gators landed a commitment from arguably their top overall 2014 target as ESPN Watch List quarterback Will Grier (Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day) gave his pledge to Florida today. Grier, a dual-threat quarterback, chose Florida over in-state programs North Carolina and NC State, as well as Tennessee. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound signal-caller is the son of Davidson Day's coach. (

T.J. Logan is player of the year for N.C. high school football

Northern Guilford’s T.J. Logan has been chosen as football’s player of the year in North Carolina by the Associated Press. Logan rushed for 3,146 yards and 47 touchdowns in 2012, and he also caught 22 passes for 276 yards and five touchdowns. Logan, a senior, committed to North Carolina in July. The signing period for high school football seniors is in February. (Greensboro News & Record)

2013 OL Schuyler Coleman, preferred walk-on commit to UNC, walking tall

Schuyler Coleman is an intriguing offensive line prospect for the class of 2013. He is big, fast and strong but it hasn't been the easiest road for him leading up to his senior year. Schuyler has an amazing story of how no matter how many times you get knocked down you have to get up and try harder. (JuniorRank)

4-Star DT Donta Wilkins to Visit UNC in January

All-Met defensive lineman Donta Wilkins remains verbally committed to attend Virginia next year, but that could change next month, according to his high school coach. Potomac (Va.) Coach Jerry Roadcap said Monday that Wilkins will take official visits to Michigan State, North Carolina, Miami and Virginia in January and that he had planned to do so even before the Cavaliers fired four assistants following the conclusion of their second 4-8 season in three years. (Washington Post)

Five UNC Football Commits Named to Associated Press N.C. All-State Team

Raleigh Wakefield receiver Jordan Fieulleteau, a North Carolina recruit, received 16 of a possible 17 votes from sports writers across the state to lead the Associated Press all-state prep football team for North Carolina for 2012. Northern Guilford running back T.J. Logan, another UNC recruit who led his team to a third straight state title, had 15 votes. Durham Hillside defensive back Korrin Wiggins, Albemarle offensive lineman R.J. Prince, and UNC preferred walk-on invitee Schuyler Coleman (offensive line) were the three other Tar Heel commits named to the team. (WRAL Sports Fan)

OL Brad Henson switches commitment from Virginia to North Carolina

UNC has added its desired offensive lineman for the 2013 class. Toms River (N.J.) Monsignor Donovan’s Brad Henson (6-5, 290), who had been committed to Virginia, has flipped to the Tar Heels after an official visit this past weekend. (Carolina Blue)

ACC Coastal Impact Recruits

North Carolina - T.J. Logan, RB, Greensboro (N.C.) Northern Guilford: Gio Bernard’s departure will give Logan an incredible opportunity in Chapel Hill. The 5-feet-11, 175-pounder, ranked as the No. 10 player nationally at his position, is a perfect fit for North Carolina's wide open offense. He not only is blessed with great, home run-hitting speed, but has terrific one-cut ability and good hands out of the backfield. (Carolina Blue)

The best football recruiters in the ACC

Who is hot and who is not on the recruiting trail so far this year? Two ACC assistants made the cut. Deke Adams, North Carolina defensive line coach; James Coley, Florida State offensive coordinator/tight ends coach. None of this should come as much of a surprise. Right now, Florida State and North Carolina have the top two recruiting classes in the ACC. (

2014 DE Da'Shawn Hand Lists Top-10

Woodbridge junior defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand, one of the top recruits nationally in the Class of 2014, recently narrowed his dozens of scholarship offers to 10 finalists that he can recite in alphabetical order. So alphabetical order it is: Alabama, Florida State, Louisiana State, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia Tech (Washington Post)

DT Jarran Reed commits to Ole Miss

One-time North Carolina verbal Jarran Reed (Goldsboro, N.C./East Mississippi CC) committed Monday to play in the SEC for the Ole Miss Rebels, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Reed originally selected the Tar Heels in June but re-opened his recruitment last month. His other scholarship offers include Arkansas, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Mississippi State and North Carolina State. (

Q&A with QB Mitch Trubisky

Was there any pressure put on you to remain in (your home) state and become a Buckeye? Mitch Trubisky: "Well, there kind of was. They had a quarterback commit before I was ready to commit so after they had their quarterback, I started to look elsewhere. I found North Carolina and I really liked it, I love the system and the coaches and I was ready to pull the trigger at that time so I decided on North Carolina. There has been some pressure back and forth but I am very pleased with my decision." (Keeping It Heel)

UNC commit Mitch Trubisky's visit to local Ohio family very special

I am overwhelmed right now with the kindness of the Trubiskys. Driving from Mentor to Hudson on a school night, the day after being named Mr. Football, to me is the definition of compassion. Mitch Trubisky is my boys’ hero. And tonight, he showed them that heroes are people that not only have special talents, but they also go out of their way to help others and try to make them feel happy and special. Mitch is a role model for all children. (News-Herald)

OL Tyrone Crowder Eliminates UNC

OL Tyrone Crowder of Hamlet, NC has named Clemson and Georgia as his final two. He plans to take official visits to both schools. His Clemson visit is scheduled for January 11th while his Georgia visit has not been scheduled to date. Crowder's most recent visit was to the Upstate. "I went down to the Clemson-South Carolina game," said Crowder. Crowder says his final two schools are even. (Palmetto Sports)

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