Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
UNC, NC State football finally capitalizing on in-state recruiting
So far, both UNC and NC State have landed multiple coveted in-state football prospects. There’s also reason to believe that the recruiting success for 2017 isn’t a fluke. Five of the six committed top-10 prospects in North Carolina are pledged to UNC. Seven of the eight committed top-15 prospects have chosen either UNC or NC State. That's a much different trend than in past years.
East's No. 12 OT Mekhi Becton Hopes to Visit UNC
Mekhi Becton's recruitment exploded this spring. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Becton has 26 offers and Michigan was the latest to pull the trigger. According to Becton, he's in contact with Georgia, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State and Virginia the most. Becton also hopes to visit North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech this summer.
UNC Football in Good Shape with 5-star ATH Devon Hunter
2017 5-star athlete Devon Hunter (Chesapeake, VA) will release his top ten sometime in August and make his decision before Christmas. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Hunter is in contact with Alabama, Clemson, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia Tech the most and said those schools have a good chance to make the cut when he trims his list to ten.
East No. 9 WR Eddie Lewis has UNC in top five
Eddie Lewis picked up an offer from Syracuse during a Thursday visit to campus, and he included the Orange in the top five he released Friday. Lewis, a 6-foot, 172-pound receiver, also has Rutgers, North Carolina, Indiana, and Boston College as his finalists. He said there are no leaders in the group and he hopes to release a top three before his senior season.
DT Kyree Campbell Denied Admission
Kyree Campbell has been denied admission by UNC, according to sources. Campbell, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound defensive tackle from Woodbridge (Va.), verbally committed to UNC over a bevy of scholarship offers last August. He signed with the Tar Heels as part of the 2016 class. The next step for Campbell, who has yet to qualify, has not been determined
No. 15 Running Back Colin Wilson Locks in UNC Visit
Scout's 15th-ranked tailback in 2017 and Green Cove Springs (Fla.) Clay standout, Colin Wilson, said a summertime decision was a possibility and will hit the road next week to visit the campuses of South Carolina (June 6), Louisville (June 8) and North Carolina (June 9). Wilson has kept things close to vest throughout the process, but currently has no leaders.
RB Zamir White could cement spot among North Carolina's best
The next name to enter the great North Carolina high school running back conversation is Zamir White from Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County. "Lately we’ve had Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Florida State, Alabama and many others," said Scotland County head coach Richard Bailey. "You name it and they’ve been here recently."
Luke Elder: Faith, Family & Football
After committing to play for UNC, Luke Elder’s story took a turn south. He didn’t play one game his senior year after tearing his ACL. And after he was cleared, he found a lump on his leg. "It turned out to be cancerous." And as you can tell by his demeanor, Luke’s tackled every obstacle and has remained focused through it all. After 5 weeks of radiation, Luke was cancer free.
Schools still in pursuit of UNC LB commit Malik Robinson
After receiving over 20 scholarship offers, linebacker Malik Robinson committed to North Carolina on April 2. He felt the time was right to be a Tar Heel. UNC currently has the No. 11-ranked recruiting class in the country and Robinson is part of that. It looks good for the Tar Heels keeping it that way. "It would be hard because what I see at UNC is exactly what I want," said Robinson.
UNC Football Signee Update: Luke Elder
Like most incoming freshmen, Luke Elder has spent the past months preparing for his UNC career. But there’s one sizable difference: the offensive lineman’s workout routine has overlapped with a bout with cancer. “I was able to continue working out, continue doing legs – continue everything during the radiation treatment,” Elder said.
Video: Gators Continue to Push Hard for Tar Heels RB Commit Adarius Lemons
Scout 300 running back and North Carolina Tar Heels commit, Adarius Lemons, tells Scout.com that Florida is making the strongest push to flip his commitment, and both schools recently attended his spring game as well.
2018 Georgia CB Donte Burton Holds UNC Offer
Donte Burton is a 2018 cornerback out of Georgia and he felt he would get offers, but having close to 10 before his sophomore year ended caught him by surprise. Since April 1, Colorado, Georgia State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest have offered the 5-foot-11, 171 pounder out of Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett a scholarship.
Cade Fortin emerging as one of the top 2018 QBs in the South
Cade Fortin has emerged this spring as a top 2018 quarterback in the state of Georgia. He is closing in on double digit offers. He is now 6-foot-2, 202 pounds, so he has great size. He also really throws a good ball. After Cal offered early in 2016, others like UNC, Louisville, Iowa, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State and Kentucky have pulled the trigger to make him a 2018 target.
Video: UNC WR Pledge J.T. Cauthen Has Visits on the Mind
North Carolina pledge J.T. Cauthen continues to entertain the idea of visiting Georgia, but tells Inside Carolina there's nothing for UNC to worry about. The four-star wide receiver will definitely return to Fedora's Freak Show for a record third time.
2017 Offensive Lineman Brian Anderson Thrilled To Have UNC's Offer
Brian Anderson was thrilled to visit North Carolina last fall. He was at Kenan Stadium for the Miami game, but prior to that trip he knew very little about the school and its football program. Since, however, Anderson has learned a lot, which will come in handy now that an offer from UNC is going to factor into whatever college decision he eventually makes.