Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
OT Bentley Spain commits to Tar Heels
Providence High offensive lineman Bentley Spain committed to play football at North Carolina during a visit to the school Friday, according to Providence athletic director Chuck Lansing. Lansing said earlier this week that Spain, a 6-foot-6, 292-pound senior, had narrowed his decision to North Carolina and Stanford. Spain is ranked by ESPN as the No. 11 offensive lineman in his class and the No. 10 senior recruit in North Carolina.
DT Ricky Walker lists UNC in top-5
Lineman Ricky Walker has narrowed his list of scholarship offers to five. He says it’s not set in stone. The five, in alphabetical order: North Carolina, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. Regarding UNC: “It’s a beautiful campus in Chapel Hill and they were one of the first schools to offer me. Coach (Randy, an assistant) Jordan is doing a good job recruiting me. I’ve visited (unofficially) a couple of times and I have a good feeling down there.”
Walt Bell On A Tear For The Tar Heels On Recruiting Trail
North Carolina tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Walt Bell has been on an absolute tear on the recruiting trail. While the entire Tar Heels staff recruits as a team and develop relationships with all of the top recruits, the Dickson (Tenn.) native has been personally influential in gaining commitments from 11 of North Carolina’s 18 commitments
Linebacker Ty Tomlin Commits to North Carolina
Ty Tomlin verbally committed to North Carolina on Wednesday, several days after visiting Chapel Hill. Throughout the recruiting process, Tomlin, a 6-foot, 215-pound linebacker from Marietta (Ga.), collected scholarship offers from Arkansas, Clemson, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, NC State, and Tennessee. Tomlin is UNC’s fourth verbal commitment from Cobb County, Ga. – Cameron Albright, Allen Artis, and Ayden Bonilla being his predecessors.
UNC's 7-on-7 Preview
High Schools from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia will partake in the Tar Heels’ 7 on 7 Team Camp on Friday. From an individual standpoint, three UNC verbal commitments will participate – Malik Carney, Jeremiah Clarke, and Avery Edwards. Also, Juval Mollette, one of the top in-state prospects, will be on hand. Here is a list of teams expected to participate in the camp, according to various sources.
"Beast of the Hill" Returns Friday
North Carolina's football program has been hosting the Beast of the Hill seven-on-seven event going back to the Butch Davis era, and Larry Fedora and his staff have carried on the tradition by welcoming back several more high school programs and prospects to campus for the 2013 edition, set for Friday on the UNC practice fields and inside Kenan Stadium. Approximately a dozen high schools from throughout the Carolinas and Virginia will make their way to Chapel Hill for Friday's event, including two schools that feature UNC commitments.
Tar Heels deepen secondary with Stewart commitment
UNC landed a top-notch secondary prospect Monday in Marvin "M.J.'' Stewart of Arlington, Va. A 6-foot, 185-pounder who plays at Yorktown High School, Stewart is a highly sought cornerback prospect who also had offers from Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Old Dominion, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia. Rivals.com rates him the nation's No. 32 cornerback prospect.
2014 Athlete M.J. Stewart Commits to UNC
Sticking to his plan to verbally commit to a school in July, M.J. Stewart pledged to North Carolina on Monday. Stewart, a 6-foot, 175-pound athlete from Arlington (Va.) Yorktown, selected UNC over fellow finalists Michigan State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.
ACC Football Commitment List: Coastal Division
In the Coastal Division, there are significantly fewer new commitments this week than there have been in the last couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t significant. With the additions of some four- and five-star recruits, schools such as Virginia and Miami are putting together strong recruiting classes. The Tar Heels haven’t gained any recruits, but they still have four-star QB Caleb Henderson on their commitment list.
2014 OL Donell Stanley not slacking off in summer
Latta's Donell Stanley is a man in demand. The rising senior is ranked as the top recruit in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.Com and number six in the country at his position--left tackle. "A lot of people tell me to go here or there," Stanley said about his recruitment.
2014 DT Andrew Brown commits to Virginia
Five-star defensive tackle Andrew Brown (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Frommel Smith) committed to Virginia on Saturday, giving the Cavaliers pledges from two of the top 11 recruits in the nation. Brown, who is the No. 3 overall player and top defensive tackle, picked Virginia over finalists Virginia Tech and Clemson.
WR Trevion Thompson narrows list to 6
Hillside High School wide receiver Trevion Thompson will consider some in-state colleges when he makes his decision this fall. Thompson, a 6-foot-2 and 180-pound rising senior, narrowed his list to six schools on Friday, according to Hillside football Antonio King. Among his final six are N.C. State and North Carolina. Joining the two in-state programs on the list are Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State and West Virginia
Defensive back M.J. Stewart still mulling four finalists
Yorktown defensive back M.J. Stewart finds himself in an interesting position. Nine Northern Virginia players in the Class of 2014 have committed to colleges, and he has not. And on Sunday he flies out to Oregon to compete in The Opening with 150-plus top prospects in the country. So whether locally or across the country, Stewart is amid players who have determined their futures. Meantime, he continues to chew on his four finalists — Michigan State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and North Carolina.
ACC Football Commitment List: Coastal Division
ACC teams have been hard at work on the recruiting trail lately. In the Coastal Division, Pittsburgh has gone from just two commitments to 12, but Miami still leads the division with 18 commitments from the 2014 recruiting class. The Tar Heels earned a commitment from another T.C. Williams player when LB Malik Carney decided to follow teammate DT Jeremiah Clarke. UNC also snagged a commitment from three-star recruit and two-way lineman Josh Allen.
UNC, N.C. State building top-20 2014 football recruiting classes
The recent additions for N.C. State give the Wolfpack the 18th-ranked recruiting class in the nation, right next to rival North Carolina, according to Rivals. The recruiting service ranks the Tar Heels at No. 17. UNC’s 2014 class is led by quarterback Caleb Henderson and running back D'Ernest Johnson, both four-star recruits. North Carolina has garnered 16 commitments from the 2014 class, including eight in June. The class has four recruits from within the state.