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Navarre's Michael Carter named USA Today Offense POY

Michael Carter, the Navarre running back who led the state with 45 touchdowns and 3,345 all-purpose yards, is the USA Today Florida Offensive Player of the Year. Just weeks after the 5-foot-10, 193-pound playmaker was named the Class 6A Florida Player of the Year, the UNC commit was named top dog for USA Today's 2016 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Florida Football Team. (NWF Daily News)

Malik Zaire delays grad-transfer move

Malik Zaire will play elsewhere next fall. That part hasn’t changed. But the former Irish quarterback will practice nowhere this spring, delaying his graduate transfer decision until mid-April, then enrolling at his next stop for summer workouts. That’s a change from earlier this month when Zaire had planned to enroll for spring football – likely at Wisconsin or North Carolina. (Irish Illustrated)

UNC Football offers three over Christmas week

While we were celebrating the holidays, the UNC football program was busy handing out offers. Tre Douglas, D.J. Edwards, and Dorian Thompson-Robinson received scholarship offers. Douglas is a three-star cornerback from the class of 2018. At this point, he has nearly 20 offers. The Tar Heels offered four-star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson on Christmas day. (Tar Heel Blog)

Zamir White, 2018's top running back, sets announcement date

The top running back in the 2018 class, five-star Zamir White of Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County, unveiled via his Twitter on Thursday evening that he is set to unveil a final four and has an announcement date of June 27 in mind. Some top contenders include Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. (CBS Sports)

2017 four-star RB A.J. Davis lists UNC in top three

Luke Stampini of 247Sports caught up with four-star running back A.J. Davis. The 5-11, 190-pound recruit has been a long-term target for North Carolina in the 2017 class. Davis has two official visits lined up to close out his recruitment. "I am visiting North Carolina on January 13th. I am visiting Louisville the 27th." He has already taken visits to Missouri and Pittsburgh. (Carolina Blue)

Rozar, Branch still committed to UNC football despite recent NOAs

UNC was recently given a third Notice of Allegations by the NCAA, which outlined violations from the ongoing academic fraud scandal at the University. Two UNC commits from the Middle Tennessee area, Dickson County's Caleb Rozar and Kenwood's Antwuan Branch, have stated they're staying with the Tar Heels despite the recent news. “I'm fully committed,” said Rozar. (Nashville Tennessean)

UNC Football Recruiting Snapshot

The pledge from Wake Forest defensive lineman Xach Gill brings UNC’s Class of 2017 back to 16 members after junior college offensive lineman Kelby Wickline flipped his commitment to West Virginia, where his father is the offensive coordinator. UNC is still on the hunt to add another offensive lineman, a running back and possibly another wide receiver. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: DL Xach Gill's UNC Commitment Announcement

Wake Forest High School 4-star defensive lineman Xach Gill announces his commitment to play for North Carolina during a ceremony on Monday at his high school. Inside Carolina was on the scene and brings us this video: View Video...

2017 DL Xach Gill Picks UNC

Xach Gill chose North Carolina over co-finalist Virginia Tech at a ceremony held at Wake Forest High on Monday afternoon. In addition to the Heels and Hokies, Gill, a 6-foot-5, 277-pound defensive lineman, collected scholarship offers from LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, NC State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt, and Virginia. (Inside Carolina)

2017 4-Star DT Xach Gill Commits to UNC

UNC has landed a commitment from 2017 defensive tackle Xach Gill (Wake Forest, N.C.). The 6-5, 270-pound interior lineman committed to UNC over Virginia Tech and offers from Miami, N.C. State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA, and Vanderbilt. Gill becomes UNC's 16th commit for the 2017 class. He joins fellow UNC defensive line commits Jake Lawler and Jordon Riley. (Carolina Blue)

Sage Surratt reopens recruitment

Sage Surratt has decided to reopen his college recruitment. The Lincolnton senior verbally commitment to Harvard on Oct. 11. However, he’s now considering three in-state ACC schools along with Harvard, adding Duke, the North Carolina, and Wake Forest to his list. “North Carolina is my home...and if there’s a chance I can stay and play here, I want to do that." (Gaston Gazette)

UNC Football Commitment Brian Anderson Sets The Record Straight

Brian Anderson wants to set the record straight: The 3-star, 2017 offensive lineman from Montgomery, AL, is fully committed to North Carolina. He’s not interested in any other school, contrary to a report earlier this week that had him suggesting Auburn could potentially swoop in and steal him from the Tar Heels and that he was going to visit a couple of SEC schools. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: RB Michael Carter Senior Season Highlights

Senior season highlights of 2017 North Carolina running back commit Michael Carter (Navarre, FL). View Video...

Decision imminent for QB Malik Zaire

Notre Dame will know if it needs to game plan for Malik Zaire by next week. According to the former Irish quarterback’s father, Imani Zaire, his son will likely choose between Wisconsin and North Carolina by Tuesday at the latest. Zaire took visits to Madison and Chapel Hill last week, first to Wisconsin and second to North Carolina. “He likes them both,” Imani said. (

Michael Carter Named Florida Class 6A Mr. Football

All season long, (2017 UNC RB signee) Michael Carter's statistics jumped off the page. The Florida Dairy Farmers Association took notice and Carter was named the Class 6A Mr. Football 2016 on Tuesday. Carter, who plays for Navarre High, rushed for 2,536 yards and scored 45 touchdowns in his senior season on his way to an appearance in the 6A state semifinals. (Pensacola News Journal)

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