UNC Football Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Football Recruiting.
Donnie Miles' Big Play Paves the Way
Tar Heel commit Donnie Miles did his part in a big win for Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett against Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County on Saturday afternoon. A versatile two-way standout for the Bulldogs, Miles put his team ahead as time expired in the third quarter with a 77-yard touchdown run to give North Gwinett a 13-8 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Khris Francis powers Hornets past rival Smith
Khris Francis ran for four touchdowns and Hillside stopped visiting Fayetteville Smith 35-21 Friday night. The win lifted the Hornets to 1-1 on the season. Francis scored on a 15-yard run on the game’s opening drive, then on a 1-yard plunge over a block by linebacker-turned-fullback Dwight Campbell with 1.6 seconds left in the half to give Hillside a 13-7 lead at the break.
SEC benefiting from top NC football talent
Year after year, high school football players are leaving the state of North Carolina to play at other schools in different conferences. The SEC is the big winner of in-state talent, including bagging a pair of running backs that went to Georgia where the Bulldogs have enjoyed an open gate in North Carolina. Looking at the 2012 Top-10 high school prospects in North Carolina, only Greensboro's James Summers elected to stay in state.
WR Aggadoria Bowers out for season due to injury
Bamberg-Ehrhardt, known for a smash-mouth style of football, will actually have one less target to throw to this year. Highly touted wide receiver Aggadoria Bowers will not return to action for the Red Raiders this year because of injury. According to head coach Kevin Crosby, the timetable for his return is uncertain. Crosby is also uncertain exactly what the injury is.
Get to know QB Mitch Trubisky
Quarterback Mitch Trubisky - Height, weight: 6-3/200. 40-yard-dash time: 4.6. College: North Carolina. Career stats: Has thrown for 5,070 yards on 318-for-526 passing with 51 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Has run for 809 yards (4.5 average) with 14 touchdowns. A three-star prospect that Rivals.com ranks 25th nationally among dual-threat quarterbacks. Scout.com gives him four stars and ranks him 20th among all quarterbacks.
Running Back Taquan Mizzell Commits to Virginia
Virginia scored a massive commitment for their 2013 class on Tuesday, when star running back Taquan Mizzell announced for the Cavaliers. Mizzell made the announcement at Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, over fellow finalists West Virginia and North Carolina. Mizzell earned a 5-star ranking on Rivals earlier in the week, and becomes UVA's first 5-star commit since Eugene Monroe in 2005.
Switzer-land in the summer
By the time the 2012 season is completed, George Washington tailback Ryan Switzer should have a pretty good tan going. Because the spotlight will doubtlessly be affixed to his every move. As a junior, Switzer won the Kennedy Award last year as the top player in West Virginia, running for 2,796 yards and scoring 45 touchdowns. The speedy Switzer, who passed up his junior year of track and will forego his senior season of basketball in order to concentrate on football, has already decided to accept a scholarship offer from North Carolina.
UNC Recruiting Week in Review
Actually, this recruiting "Week in Review" will cover the past two weeks so we can get back up to speed. Here goes...
WR Marquez North is "a whole different animal"
Besides his rare strength and speed, North has large hands that seem built to catch footballs with ease. Recruiting analysts like what they see. “He’s the top receiver in the Southeast,” said Rivals.com recruiting expert Mike Farrell. “He’s very difficult to check and he’s very well thought of nationally. He’s expected to be a star at the next level and move onto the NFL with that kind of talent, to be honest.”
Tyquan Lewis Commitment "Coming Soon'"
By this time next month, Tyquan Lewis (Tarboro, N.C.) could be a Buckeye, a Tar Heel, or a Tiger. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound hybrid defensive end/linebacker indicated he is quite sure of where he wants to go and he received the blessing from his mother. Now, it’s just a matter of picking a date. North Carolina, Ohio State and LSU – as they have been for some time – are the finalists and Lewis wants to take official visits to all three.
ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division, August 17
Defensive end recruit Marquis Haynes switched his commitment from Louisville to North Carolina. Wide receiver Terrence Alls committed to Duke. The Blue Devils also reached across the country to land a commitment from California product Joseph Ajeigbe. Linebacker recruit Zach Bradshaw decommitted from Penn State and pledged to Virginia instead.
Video: WR Jordan Fieulleteau ready for senior year
NBC 17 video featuring 2013 UNC wide receiver commit Jordan Fieulleteau, who is confident as he heads into his senior season at Wakefield High School.
OL Jake Thomas commits to Mississippi State
Mississippi State picked up its 17th Class of 2013 pledge Wednesday with a commitment from Jake Thomas (Columbus, Miss.), multiple sources report. The Bulldogs won an in-state battle for Thomas, who also received scholarship offers from Ole Miss and Southern Miss. North Carolina and Stanford were among the other schools recruiting the 6-foot-5, 300-pound three-star prospect.
Marquez North picked as top college football prospect in North Carolina
Marquez North, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, is considered one of the nation's top wide receiver prospects entering his senior year at Charlotte's Mallard Creek High School. Major programs such as Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oregon and many others have offered scholarships. Those offers and North's tremendous skills have earned him the No. 1 spot on The Fayetteville Observer's 2012 list of North Carolina's Top 50 college prospects.
2014 safety C.J. Reavis lists UNC in top-2
C.J. Reavis: "I have offers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Boston College, Virginia, and Maryland. Right now out of the schools that offered me, my favorites are Virginia Tech and North Carolina. Ohio State will be right there once they offer. I've also talked to Michigan a little bit, and I think they may be close to offering."