UNC Football Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Football Recruiting.
Dajuan Drennon Happy to Be Part of Special Defense
Dajaun Drennon is a returning All-West Jersey Football League lineman, a future Division I player, and an overall beast on the football field. At Timber Creek, they call that the norm. Drennon – who is heading to the University of North Carolina – is one of five players who have either signed a letter of intent or verbally committed to play Division I football next year. He is joined by Greg Webb (UNC), Zaire Williams (West Virginia), Myles Nash (Rutgers), and Eric Church (Kent State).
Ryan Switzer runs for 233 yards, 3 TDs
There's been chatter for the last two weeks as to when George Washington tailback and North Carolina recruit Ryan Switzer would return to the field. On Friday, he did, and he didn't disappoint. Switzer ripped off touchdown runs of 60 and 56 yards on just his second and third carries of the night en route to 233 yards on 10 carries with three touchdowns as GW routed St. Albans 68-23 at Crawford Field.
UNC Recruiting Week In Review
News and notes from the past week in UNC basketball and football recruiting:
Julius Randle, the top-rated power forward in the 2013 recruiting class
, has released his in-home visit schedule, his top-10 list, and has a new highlight video
. Roy Williams will visit Randle on September 10th, the day after NC State and Kentucky stop in. Randle will also visit Kentucky
on September 15th.
Center Karl Towns, the #1 player in the 2015 recruiting class
was offered by Kentucky
2014 4-star small forward Reggie Cameron from New Jersey has listed UNC among his final-7
. Roy Williams will stop by to evaluate Cameron in an open-gym session on September 11th.
2013 5-star small forward Jabari Parker visited BYU on Thursday
, August 30th. Parker continues to keep all of his options open.
In addition to Shabazz Muhammad, the NCAA is now investigating UCLA's recruitment
of Tony Parker and Kyle Anderson. Muhammad and Parker both signed with UCLA after being heavily recruited by UNC.
2013 UNC running back commit T.J. Logan had a huge night on Friday, rushing for 316 yards and 5 touchdowns
against Greensboro Dudley. Here are Logan's highlights
After a slow start during his opening week, top UNC receiver target Marquez North bounced back in a big way on Friday, scoring five touchdowns
Quarterback Mitch Trubisky, a 4-star UNC commit from Ohio, also put up big numbers
this weekend, passing for 411 yards and rushing for 86 in a last minute victory.
All-everything running back Ryan Switzer, who will play receiver for UNC in 2013, sat out Friday night with a concussion suffered in week one. But he's back at practice now
and ready to go this week.
You can view more of Friday's top performances by UNC recruits at Inside Carolina's weekend recruit scoreboard
Several top recruits and commits were in attendance for UNC's blowout win over Elon on Saturday. Here's the unofficial visitor list
Rutgers appears to be leading for offensive guard Dorian Miller, but UNC is still in the mix
and considered to be among his top two choices for one of UNC's two remaining scholarship slots in the 2013 recruiting class
UNC may have landed a future visit
from 2013 UGa offensive line commit Brandon Kublanow.
2013 4-star defensive end Tyquan Lewis from Tarboro has set an announcement date of September 20th
. He appears to be down to Ohio State and UNC, with Ohio State seemingly in the lead.
Several more UNC offers went out this week to 2014 running back Donte Thomas-Williams, 2014 receiver Cameron Phillips, 2016 defensive end Shane Simmons, and 2014 Georgia defensive end Andrew Williams.
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Greg Webb, Dajuan Drennon named top-two defensive linemen in N.J.
1-Gregg Webb, Timber Creek, 6-2, 290: The No. 1 recruit in the Ledger 50 is a run stuffer, powerful bull rusher, can quickly disengage blockers and has a motor that doesn't stop. The North Carolina commit terrorized opposing backfields last season. 2-Dajuan Drennon, Timber Creek, 6-3, 230: Joining Webb on the Timber Creek line, and eventually at North Carolina, is this lightning quick defensive end. The No. 4 recruit in the Ledger 50 can get into the backfield in the blink of an eye.
T.J. Logan runs for 316 yards, 5 touchdowns
Nobody was catching T.J. Logan. The swift senior running back ran for 316 yards and tied his career high with five touchdowns on 23 carries to lead Northern Guilford to a 36-7 victory against visiting Dudley on Friday night. The scoring mark matches Logan’s performance from last season’s Class 3-AA state championship game victory against Boiling Springs Crest.
Mitch Trubisky passes for 411 yards, rushes for 86
It was a long trip for Mentor on Friday night heading out to Erie (Pa.) McDowell for a nonconference headliner. Long, emotional, swinging on the pendulum — it had everything you can imagine. The best news from a Cardinals' point of view, it had a winning feel. Mitch Trubisky passed for 411 yards and ran for 86, including the go-ahead 1-yard touchdown with 25 seconds remaining as Mentor staved off a yeoman's effort from running back Khyre Drayer and McDowell, 34-27.
Marquez North scores 5 touchdowns in rout
There’s a good reason Mallard Creek’s Marquez North is considered the top high school prospect in North Carolina. Berry Academy found that out the hard way Thursday as North led the Mavericks (2-1) to a 75-6 thrashing of the Cardinals. North scored a season-best five touchdowns and made things easier for his teammates as Mallard Creek – ranked No. 4 in the Sweet 16 – rolled to its second straight blowout win.
DeMatha vs. Hillside the motherlode for football recruiters
While Hillside seniors Khris Francis and Korrin Wiggins have already committed verbally to North Carolina, junior wide receiver Trevion Thompson and junior runningback Donté Thomas-Williams picked up verbal scholarship offers from the Tar Heels recently. DeMatha has its own share of junior talent and two who are generating recruiting interest from Duke and UNC in particular are 6-foot-9, 300-pound tackle Brock Ruble and 6-2, 175-pound receiver Cam Phillips.
Ryan Switzer to sit out Friday
George Washington faces an unbeaten and explosive Paul Blazer team from Ashland, Ky., without their chief playmaker, Kennedy Award-winning running back Ryan Switzer. Switzer was not cleared to play this week because of a concussion he suffered in GW's opening win at South Charleston, but is expected to be ready for the Sept. 7 game at St. Albans.
North Carolina’s Top High School Football Underclassmen
Braxton Berrios, Raleigh Leesville Road, WR/DB, 5-10, 173, Jr.: Considered one of the top juniors in the Carolinas; has 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash and offers from ECU, UNC, Minn. Will Grier, Davidson Day, QB, 6-3, 195, Jr: Threw for 3,785 yards and 49 touchdowns as a sophomore, making MaxPreps sophomore All-America team. Has thrown for 862 yards and 10 scores in two games this season, completing 76 percent of his passes.
ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division, August 30
Since our last update, Virginia and Virginia Tech have each added one recruit to their lists. There have been numerous star updates, as well. Virginia coach Mike London found his first five-star recruit at Virginia in running back Taquan Mizzell. Virginia Tech won the in-state recruiting battle over defensive lineman Wyatt Teller, who committed to the Hokies despite interest from Virginia.
Ryan Switzer's status for Friday remains clouded
The playing status of George Washington running back Ryan Switzer remains in doubt as he recovers from a shoulder injury and concussion suffered last week. GW has a showdown with unbeaten Paul Blazer of Ashland, Ohio (2-0) on Friday. His father, Michael Switzer, said his son has received medical clearance for his shoulder, but the concussion is another matter
Interview with UNC safety commit Donnie Miles
UNC running back commit Donnie Miles scored on offense for North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.) and shut down receivers on defense. Kipp Adams talks to Miles about the performance and the schools that are still recruiting him.
Ryan Switzer's head injury draws attention to concussions
Ryan Switzer, the winner of the 2011 Kennedy Award, a North Carolina commitment for the Tar Heels' 2013 recruiting class and a two-time Class AAA All-State selection, was named to the USA Today's Preseason All-America Team last week. Just days later, he suffered a much (and appropriately) publicized concussion and a bruised shoulder early in the Patriots' season-opening win at South Charleston after just two carries.
OL Dorian Miller mixes it up
Offensive guard Dorian Miller, the No. 13 player in New Jersey is flirting most with North Carolina, Tennessee and especially Rutgers with the season and official visits on the horizon. It is likely all three will get an official visit, even North Carolina, which just recently entered the fold but received an unofficial from Miller the weekend of Aug. 10. Miller, who has double-digit offers, said Rutgers "set the standard" for him. "Rutgers has always been there, always hitting me with handwritten notes, a Happy Halloween, and that stuff really matters," Miller said.