Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
Freak Show primer
Saturday night is the biggest North Carolina football recruiting event of 2016. With a huge number of high-level 2017, 2018, and 2019 prospects in attendance, Fedora's Freak Show will have a significant impact on the 2017 recruiting class while laying the foundation for the 2018 and 2019 classes. Currently, all of UNC's eight 2017 commits are expected to attend.
UNC offers 2018 Ohio quarterback
Shelby (Ohio) High 2018 quarterback Brennan Armstrong added an offer from UNC on Tuesday. Armstrong camped in Chapel Hill on Sunday after visiting Saturday. He got the good word from Larry Fedora. "He's absolutely pumped about the offer," Shelby coach Erik Will said. "He liked everything he saw in Chapel Hill." Armstrong's other offers include Iowa State, Virginia, and Toledo.
Luke Elder never stopped fighting
Last week, Luke Elder visited a doctor he’s been working with in Durham, N.C., near where he’ll be playing football at the University of North Carolina, and he was given great news. While he’s been able to consistently work out all through his cancer treatment and the surgeries, he hadn’t yet been fully cleared to go 100 percent on a football field. His doctor gave him that go-ahead.
Elite 2018 QB Artur Sitkowski names schools standing out
Coming off a weekend visit to Chapel Hill and UNC, Artur Sitkowski told 247Sports that a few schools are standing out. "I think right now, Michigan, Ohio State, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. Those are probably the schools. Rutgers and Maryland as well." The 6-4, 215-pound pro-style signal caller made it clear that he is open to new schools.
Summer Camps Have Been Good To Carolina Football
Most North Carolina football fans likely don’t view June as a noteworthy month on their gridiron calendar. Hitting the beaches or local pools, family vacations, gardens, cookouts, and a slower pace is usually the norm for most people as spring turns into summer. But in Chapel Hill, there’s annually a 15-day window that has become quite important to the Tar Heels’ football future.
No. 56 Offensive Tackle Jerry Drake Jr. Sets UNC Visit
Massive rising senior and Scout's eighth-ranked offensive tackle in Florida, Jerry Drake Jr., is slated to hit the road to visit a pair of schools. The 6-foot-7, 311-pound Drake has been taking a patient approach when it comes to attacking the recruiting process. "I'm visiting North Carolina and South Carolina as of now," Drake said. "The North Carolina visit is on the 18th."
5-Star RB Zamir White Makes Impromptu UNC Visit
2017 five-star running back Zamir White was at UNC on Friday for an impromptu visit. The 6-1, 210-pound prospect from Scotland County High School was with UNC linebacker Jonathan Smith's father, who was at UNC to pick up his son from college to head back to Laurinburg for his high school graduation ceremony. White said that he is a "maybe" for next week's Freak Show.
UNC close to landing OL grad transfer
According to multiple sources, former Texas offensive lineman Jake Raulerson is close to committing to North Carolina. The 6-4, 295-pound lineman who can play inside or outside has graduated from Texas and holds two years of college eligibility. "North Carolina is in the driver's seat, according to the dad," Jeff Howe of Horns247 told CarolinaBlue.
UNC set to host Four-Star 2017 OL Nick Brahms
Four-Star 2017 Offensive Guard Nick Brahms is continuing his college visit tour with stops along Tobacco Road Tuesday and Wednesday. Brahms' first stop in NC will be Tuesday when he visits Duke. On Wednesday, the 6'4", 285-pound interior lineman ranked as the 10th-best OG in the country, will make the trip over to Chapel Hill to see UNC.
UNC Football Camp Season Preview
The 2016 UNC prospect camp season starts Tuesday with the Tar Heels' first camp of the summer. UNC will hold eight camps, seven in June and one in July. The majority of the camps will take place over the next two weeks and culminate with Fedora's Freak Show, UNC's elite invitation-only event. The Tar Heels will hold no satellite camps.
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