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UNC quarterback commit Nathan Elliott threw six touchdown passes to give him more than 100 in his high school career in defeating Iowa Park, 49-27, in the regional round of the 4A D2 playoffs. New Bern QB/Safety Mike Hughes helped defeat Durham Hillside, 13-7, in the third round of the NCHSAA 4A playoffs. Hughes threw two touchdown passes and rushed for 64 yards. See how other UNC recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

UNC football commitment Nathan Elliott throws 6 TD passes in playoff game, surpasses 100 for career

Senior quarterback Nathan Elliott did the bulk of damage, throwing six touchdown passes to give the dual-threat signal caller more than 100 in his high school career. (Celina Record)

Videos of UNC football commitments and recruits

Get to know these potential all-stars, see them in action, and find out how they could transform North Carolina's program. (Inside Carolina)

Four-star UNC TE target, three commits visiting UNC this weekend

Chris Clark, a class of 2015 four-star tight end, says via Twitter that he will be visiting UNC this Saturday when the Tar Heels face N.C. State at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. Clark (Avon, CT/Avon Old Farm) is a 6-foot-6, 247-pound prospect and is currently committed to the University of Michigan. Clark is a former UNC commit after he gave the Tar Heels' staff his verbal pledge during an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill on March 16th. (Carolina Blue)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC running back recruit Bryce Love's Wake Forest team defeated Pinecrest, 45-21, in the second round of the NCHSAA 4AA playoffs. Love rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Butler quarterback Anthony Ratliff-Williams rushed eight times for 61 yards and a touchdown. He also completed 5-of-9 passes for 35 yards in a first round playoff loss to Mallard Creek. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's Football Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Wisconsin closing in on former UNC RB commit Antonio Williams, current UNC RB commit Ty'Son Williams

Williams, a four-star prospect from Sumter (Crestwood), S.C., was another North Carolina commitment in Madison last weekend, joining three-star inside linebacker Andre Smith. As it stands, Williams isn't as fast as Cole or Stevenson, but he definitely feels like a better version of Ke'Shawn Vaughn in that he's a more powerful version of a versatile back with a reported 4.48-second 40-yard dash time. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

2015 LB Andre Smith changes commitment status

Nebraska is in good position for recently decommitted linebacker Andre Smith. The Trinity Christian linebacker decided on Thursday to back away from his previous year-long commitment to North Carolina. The Huskers are one of four teams that Smith is now considering, including North Carolina, Wisconsin and Miami. He tweeted out the order of things as it stands currently. (Huskers Illustrated)

Fedora getting recruits despite bad publicity

Since the first day on the job as North Carolina's head football coach, Larry Fedora has been dealing with the impact of NCAA investigations and academic probes that would have stymied the recruiting for many programs. It has made the recruiting process doubly difficult for Fedora and his coaching staff. But the way they've dealt with those obstacles has produced some surprising and impressive results. (Fayetteville Observer)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC quarterback commit Nathan Elliot (Celina, Texas) completed 14-of-15 passes for 203 yards and a career high seven touchdowns. His younger brother, Caleb, caught the final touchdown pass. Wake Forest running back Bryce Love rushed for 235 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in a 42-13 win over Leesville Road. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Jalen Dalton Signs With Tar Heels

The University of North Carolina has signed a scholarship agreement with defensive lineman Jalen Dalton who will enroll in January 2015, upon completion of his high school degree. A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Dalton (6-5, 235 pounds) attends West Forsyth High School and is considered by most recruiting analysts as one of the top three players in the state. (

What Jalen Dalton's commitment means for UNC

In a season full of disappointments on the field and in recruiting, North Carolina securing the commitment of 247Sports five-star defensive end Jalen Dalton is a glimmer of hope and small victory for a program bogged down with negative recruiting and on-the-field struggles. In the larger landscape, the Dalton commitment today provides the hope that UNC is able to lock down at least some of the best talent in the state. It is a testament to the coaching staff and their recruiting abilities. (Carolina Blue)

4-Star DE Jalen Dalton Chooses UNC

Four-star prospect Jalen Dalton announced his verbal commitment to North Carolina during a press conference at West Forsyth High School on Thursday, opening his jacket to reveal UNC gear underneath. Dalton, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound defensive end, selected UNC over co-finalist Virginia Tech, as well as a slew of other schools that have offered, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, and Tennessee. (Inside Carolina)

DE Jalen Dalton commits to UNC

Defensive end Jalen Dalton (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) committed to North Carolina over Virginia Tech at a press conference at his high school Thursday. Dalton said his family liked Chapel Hill when he took an official visit there in October. “My mom and brother liked it,” Dalton said. “I liked the Business center.” Dalton has more reasons why he chose North Carolina. “It’s a home vibe,” Dalton said. “Not too far away. I like the coaching staff. The defensive line coach (Keith Gilmore) is real high on me.” (247 Sports)

Javontay Smith: 'I Committed Right Away'

Javontay Smith, a 2016 safety from Columbus (Ga.) Carver, committed to North Carolina on Wednesday. “Coach [Larry] Fedora called my coach and put me on the phone,” Smith said. “He told me that I had an offer. I always wanted to be a Tar Heel, so I committed when I heard about [the offer]. I committed right away.” Smith, a 6-foot, 181-pound safety from Columbus (Ga.) Carver, also possessed an offer from Indiana. (Inside Carolina)

2016 safety Javontay Smith commits to UNC

North Carolina received a commit from Columbus (GA) Carver three-star safety Javontay Smith. Here is what coaches see from him as a prospect at the next level. Smith has solid build and frame at 6-foot-1, and 190-pounds with a thick, musculature upper body. (Carolina Blue)

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