Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
2016 QB Logan Byrd Commits to UNC
Pro-style quarterback (Kathleen, Ga./Veterans) Logan Byrd has verbally committed to North Carolina, per a source. Byrd is a former Virginia Tech commit. The three-star recruit is ranked as the nation's No. 19 pro-style quarterback and the No. 39 prospect in Georgia in the 2016 class by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings.
DE Jason Strowbridge getting ready
Class of 2015 North Carolina defensive end signee Jason Strowbridge (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) is getting a jump on mental preparation for his time in Chapel Hill. "I got school tomorrow and I'm up watching full length UNC games from last year — Jason (@D1Strow) March 30, 2015" The 6-foot-4, 257-pound Strowbridge was a late flip for the Tar Heels in the 2015 cycle, switching from Kentucky late in the process.
Jawon Pass Working To Be Top High School Quarterback In The Country
Columbus (Ga.) Carver five-star quarterback Jawon Pass showed last Sunday why he is the top-rated dual threat quarterback in the country according to 247Sports. With a desire to learn and be the best, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Pass impressed the camp staff at the Nike Football’s The Opening Regional in Atlanta, earning an invite to the national Elite 11 quarterback competition to be held at the Nike World Headquarters in July.
2016 QB Chazz Surratt to visit UNC and decide soon
Four-star dual-threat quarterback Chazz Surratt (Denver, N.C./East Lincoln) will visit North Carolina this weekend and plans to make a decision between the Tar Heels and Duke shortly thereafter. UNC and the Blue Devils are tied at the top. Wake Forest and Vanderbilt are behind the two Tobacco Road rivals.
No. 1 OLB Keion Joyner Lists UNC in Top-4
The race to land 5-star linebacker Keion Joyner is heating up after the North Carolina product revealed his top four schools, according to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. “My top four are Florida State, UNC, Auburn and LSU,” Joyner told Bartow. “I want to announce at the Under Armour All-American Game. I will probably make a decision before that.” This spring, the Havelock (N.C.) High School product has visits planned to see Florida State, LSU, and the home-state Tar Heels.
2016 QB Jawon Pass Won't Wait Long To Make Decison
Jawon Pass has scholarship offers from schools across the country and they have been rolling in for over two years now. The four-star signal caller out of Columbus (Ga.) Carver has a top five at this time. "Auburn, Louisville, Alabama, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina are my top schools," said Pass. "They are all similar, but there are some different reasons why they are in my top five.
5-star QB Jawon Pass among 11 earning Opening invites at Nike Atlanta Regional
Around 500 high school athletes braved the wet conditions, but only 11 earned invites Nike's prestigious The Opening at the Atlanta Regional on Sunday at Buford High School. There could be more invites from this regional later on. There are 13 regionals around the country full of highly-recruited athletes hoping to earn spots at the event, which will be held in Beaverton, Ore., in July. "It's exciting and a blessing more than anything," quarterback Jawon Pass said.
Jaye Stackhouse, son of Jerry Stackhouse, to walkon for UNC football
Jaye Stackhouse, a 2015 cornerback and son of UNC basketball legend Jerry Stackhouse, has committed to walk on for the UNC football program, according to Stackhouse via Twitter
. Stackhouse is a 247 Sports Composite 3-star recruit
from Suwanee, Georgia (North Gwinnett) who most recently visited UNC with his father on March 7th for the UNC-Duke basketball game. Stackhouse had scholarship offers from UAB and Georgia State along with interest from several "Power 5" conference teams. Here are his senior season highlights:
Does UNC Have a Legit Shot Against Alabama for 4-Star QB Jawon Pass?
One of the nation’s most sought-after quarterbacks in the 2016 cycle is 4-star dual-threat passer Jawon Pass. According to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports, Pass has two programs—Alabama and North Carolina—tied at the top of his list.
Keion Joyner Blog: Country's No. 1 junior LB blogs about recruiting
Keion Joyner is the No. 1 linebacker and No. 5 overall prospect in the 247 Composite National rankings for 2016 and is one of the most feared hitters in the country. That’s got everyone from Auburn to Alabama to LSU to North Carolina to Florida and Florida State, among many others in hot pursuit. Joyner, a junior who hails from Havelock (Havelock, N.C.), has agreed to give USA TODAY exclusive access into his world.
2016 4-star RB Robert Washington plans April commitment
SouthLake Christian (Huntersville, N.C.) Academy four-star running back Robert Washington has named Syracuse, North Carolina and TCU to his top-six schools thus far and plans to announce his verbal commitment in April, his father, Robert Washington Sr. said in a phone interview on Tuesday night.
Tennessee WR Vic Wharton to transfer, plans visit to UNC
Wharton confirmed to the News Sentinel by phone that he is leaving and that he has already taken an official visit to California. Wharton said he will visit North Carolina this weekend and that he will schedule an official visit to Utah, then make a decision between those three schools.
Dee Liner, Alabama transfer, to visit UNC
Per sources, former Alabama defensive lineman Dee Liner will make an official visit to North Carolina this weekend. The former Crimson Tide player is expected to end up with the Tar Heels or Georgia Tech. Liner was a four-star prospect out of high school.
UNC football must keep grinding in-state on the recruiting front
For North Carolina to stock its roster with elite talent season after season, there is little argument that the Tar Heels need to keep their share of the top in-state talent at home. So far, the Class of 2016 doesn’t look pretty in that regard. Five of the top 10 in-state prospects (per 247Sports Composite rankings) in the cycle have already committed, to out-of-state programs.
2016 UNC Football Recruiting Board
The Tar Heels have turned their complete recruiting attention to the 2016 class and so has Inside Carolina, as the 2016 Recruiting Board now defaults to the juniors.