UNC Football Recruiting

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UNC Football Class of 2015: Defense

At Saturday's Freak Show, North Carolina added four recruits. Two defensive players and two offensive players. 6-foot-0, 215-pound linebacker Johnathan Sutton, 5-foot-9.5 187-pound cornerback Javarius Davis, 6-foot-4 277-pound offensive guard Nick Polino, and 6-foot-4 187-pound wide receiver Juval Mollette. With these commitments the 2015 recruiting class picture became more clear as many of UNC's needs were satisfied allowing coaches and fans to turn their attention to what spaces remain to be filled. (Carolina Blue)

DE Trevon Hill cuts list to 10

Virginia Beach (VA) Salem Defensive End Trevon Hill cut his list to a Top Ten on Monday. The schools making the cut are (in no specific order): Clemson, Louisville, N.C. State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Hill is a three star prospect per 247Sports and has a Crystal Ball favoring the Hokies over North Carolina 82%/18%. (Carolina Blue)

DT Shy Tuttle Names UNC In Top-5 List

The recruitment for five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle (Lexington, N.C. North Davidson) could be nearing the finish line as the standout defender tweeted his top five schools on Monday with four ACC programs in the hunt and one from the SEC. The 6-3, 315-pound defensive tackle tweeted his top five schools in no order: Tennessee, North Carolina, NC State, Clemson and Miami. Tuttle is the nation’s No. 29 player overall regardless of position, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. (

Freak Show gives commits taste of Tar Heel experience

Anthony Ratliff knew he wanted to go to North Carolina. He was sure of that before he even stepped on the field at Kenan Stadium Saturday night. But for Ratliff, a 2015 quarterback commit from Matthews, N.C., participating in his second Freak Show reaffirmed his commitment to coach Larry Fedora and the Tar Heels. Ratliff was one of more than 40 elite prospects who participated in the annual Fedora's Freak Show. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Freak Show - 'Who's Next?'

Watch UNC football coach Larry Fedora receive three verbal commitments - Juval Mollette, Javarius Davis, Nick Polino - at the conclusion of the Freak Show on Saturday night. (Inside Carolina)

2015 CB Javarius Davis commits to UNC

Javarius Davis announced a top ten list of schools on Friday. On Saturday night at "Fedora's Freak Show," the Jacksonville (Fla.) White cornerback prospect committed to North Carolina. Davis, who stands 5-10 and 181 pounds, had a list of offering finalists that included Florida, Louisville, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, UNC, USC and Wisconsin. He first visited UNC for a Junior Day in February. (Inside Carolina)

2015 OL Nick Polino commits to UNC

Buford (Ga.) High offensive lineman Nick Polino answered Larry Fedora's call of "Who's Next" at the conclusion of the "Freak Show" on Saturday night, committing to the Tar Heels. The 6-foot-4, 273-pound prospect selected UNC over offers from Arkansas, Cal, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, South Florida, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He was a top 10 performer in the Georgia Rising Seniors game. (Inside Carolina)

WR Juval Mollette Commits to UNC at Freak Show

Larry Fedora’s Freak Show on Saturday night had all the attributes of a major event except fireworks – that was until Juval Mollette verbally committed as part of the event’s grand finale. Mollette, a 6-foot-4, 187-pound wide receiver from Randleman (N.C.), selected UNC over fellow finalists Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. Clemson and UNC battled neck-and-neck for Mollette since the end of the football season. (Inside Carolina)

2015 LB Johnathan Sutton commits to UNC

During a return visit to North Carolina for Fedora’s Freak Show, Johnathan Sutton verbally committed to the Tar Heels, sources confirm. Sutton, a 5-foot-11, 214-pound linebacker from Swansea (S.C.), chose UNC over scholarship offers from nearly 20 schools, including Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, NC State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. His scholarship count would have likely increased if he hadn’t suffered a season-ending knee injury three games into his junior season. (Inside Carolina)

UNC commit Tommy Hatton ready to recruit for Tar Heels

2015 four-star offensive lineman and UNC commit Tommy Hatton tells CarolinaBlue he intends to do everything he can to help recruit a top class to UNC for 2015. Hatton will have two big time opportunities to meet, talk to, and convince some of the nation's more elite recruits to come to North Carolina. Hatton will be at tonight's (Saturday) Freak Show in Chapel Hill and the Nike Football's The Opening which will be held in Oregon in early July. (Carolina Blue)

SEC vs. ACC: Which Power Conference Will Claim Stud DE Jalen Dalton? (video)

Jalen Dalton, a 4-star defensive end, is one of the top recruits in the 2015 class and has yet to decide where he will play college football. The 6'5", 235-pound playmaker has a unique combination of size and athleticism that will make him a serious threat at the next level. (Bleacher Report)

Ronnie Harrison Strong On UNC

North Carolina wants Florida High's Ronnie Harrison to be a part of their football program, and as of right now Harrison wants to join UNC. He say's he is 100 percent on his commitment. He recently visited Alabama and was offered by the Crimson Tide. One of the reasons Harrison wants to play at UNC, academics, the other. Larry Fedora. "A school with great academics and also a great football program with a coach who loves his players and wants to see them be successful and a school that can compete for a national championship." (WCTV)

TE Chris Clark commits to Michigan

Michigan won a battle over a pair of rivals and scored a major coup on the recruiting trail on Thursday. The Wolverines reeled in one of the nation's top 2015 tight ends when Chris Clark from Avon, Conn., pledged a commitment during a visit to Ann Arbor. (

Three football recruits talk Tar Heels, camp

Three Charlotte-area recruits attended UNC's football camp Tuesday. After the camp, CarolinaBlue talked to all three prospects about their experience and the recruiting process. 2016 RB Robert Washington (Southlake Christian Academy, Huntersville, NC): "I talked with running backs coach Larry Porter. I sat down with Coach Fedora for about 30 minutes after the camp. We talked, he said that I fit their offense and that he really wants me at Carolina. So he said they are going to recruit me hard until I make my commitment." (Carolina Blue)

Emanuel McGirt Commits to UNC

On Tuesday, the Tar Heels landed their 11th-overall commitment and fourth offensive lineman when 3-star offensive tackle Emanuel McGirt gave his pledge to the Tar Heels. The 6’6, 275-pounder is from Durham, North Carolina and attends Hillside High School, giving the Tar Heels their fifth commitment from their home state. McGirt is ranked as a 4-star prospect by 24/7 Sports, but is considered a 3-star prospect in their composite rankings. (

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