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Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.

Video: UNC Football Commitment Ryan Jones Talks Season, Enrolling Early

Ryan Jones, a 4-star wide receiver in the class of 2017 committed to UNC a while ago, and is now in the process of getting ready for his senior season and transitioning to college football. View Video...

Offensive Lineman Billy Ross Commits to UNC

Class of 2017 offensive lineman Billy Ross (Huntington, WV) has committed to UNC. The 6-5, 310-pound offensive lineman announced his commitment on Sunday evening. Ross is the No. 1 player in the state of West Virginia and picked the Tar Heels over offers from Tennessee, Florida State, West Virginia, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, and Oklahoma, among others. (Carolina Blue)

2018 CB Donte Burton Commits to UNC

UNC received a jump start to their 2018 recruiting class when Georgia cornerback Donte Burton made the call and committed to the Tar Heels. A 6-0, 164-pound recruit, Burton is UNC's first pledge for the 2018 class. The three-star has offers from Nebraska, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Missouri, and Colorado, among others. Burton visited UNC for the 2016 Freak Show on June 18th. (Carolina Blue)

2017 OL Billy Ross to decide future

Offensive lineman Billy Ross will join his Huntington High football teammates Sunday night for the beginning of their preseason camp. But prior to the first practice at 12:01 a.m. Monday, the three-star senior prospect will announce his college decision. He said there will be hats from four schools in front of him: Florida State, Marshall, North Carolina and Tennessee. (Huntington Herald-Dispatch)

Montgomery Catholic OL Brian Anderson on North Carolina commitment: "home for me"

In June, offensive lineman Brian Anderson received an offer he couldn't refuse and committed to the University of North Carolina. The Tar Heels were his 31st offer. "It's somewhere that I could really envision myself getting a great education and playing there. It's somewhere I feel is home for me. Somewhere I can thrive and develop into not just a better football player, but a better man." (WBRC.com)

Four-star safety Devon Hunter returns to UNC

Class of 2017 safety Devon Hunter (Chesapeake, VA/Indian River) is on UNC's campus. This time his mother is with him. The 247Sports Composite four-star prospect is ranked as the No. 3 safety in the nation and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Virginia. This is the third visit for Hunter this summer and the second in the last seven days. Hunter was on campus last Friday, July 22nd. (Carolina Blue)

UNC OL commit Marcus McKethan plays larger than life

Everything about 6-foot-7, 335-pound Marcus McKethan is huge. He is the anchor of Barnwell High School’s offensive line, providing a large presence at right tackle that opposing defenses have to compensate for. His intensity does not cease after the fall either, as he has spent his offseasons at Barnwell playing basketball and throwing discus, and he goes all out in the gym. (Aiken Standard)

2018 5-Star RB Zamir White Talks UNC, Recruitment

Zamir White, a 5-star running back from Scotland (NC) County High School discusses his thoughts on UNC and his overall recruitment. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

What Adarius Lemons' flip means for UNC

The flip of Adarius Lemons from UNC to Florida on Sunday clearly impacts UNC's 2017 recruiting class moving forward. With Lemons, the Tar Heels lose their second highest-rated commit and arguably their most important. UNC now sits at 14 commits for the 2017 class and one running back commit. Lemons could have stepped in as a freshman and earned a starting spot. (Carolina Blue)

UNC RB commit Adarius Lemons flips commitment to Florida

Florida has landed its second commitment following Friday Night Lights, and it's a big one. On Sunday afternoon, four-star running back Adarius Lemons decided to decommit from North Carolina and give a verbal pledge to the Gators. Lemons is rated as the No. 139 overall player in the country. He impressed at Friday Night Lights in front of Florida's staff wearing all Gators gear. (247 Sports)

Florida making a push for UNC RB commit Adarius Lemons

Adarius Lemons is ranked the nation’s No. 8 running back and No. 139 overall recruit. Despite his commitment to North Carolina, Florida is still making him a priority and going for the flip. The Gators are the biggest threat to UNC, and his trip Friday improved Florida’s standing in his recruitment. “They’re pushing (for the) No. 1 spot,” said Lemons, who plans to return to UF for an official visit. (SEC Country)

Former UNC Football Signee Kyree Campbell finds new home

Former UNC defensive tackle signee Kyree Campbell (Woodbridge, Va.) will enroll at Kingston, Pa./Wyoming Seminary Prep, per Campbell's high school coach Gary Wortham. Campbell will enroll August 21. Campbell was denied admissions this summer at UNC but will have five years to play four years of eligibility following this semester at prep school. (Carolina Blue)

Four-star safety Devon Hunter visits UNC

2017 safety Devon Hunter is visiting UNC on Friday. The 6-1, 205-pound recruit from Chesapeake, Va. is a four-star in the 247Sports Composite rankings. This is Hunter's second visit to UNC in as many months. Hunter holds over 34 offers including Virginia Tech, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields includes North Carolina in his top six

Tariq Castro-Fields has declared that North Carolina is among the list of his top six schools as UNC continues their push for a strong 2017 recruiting class. The other programs include Alabama, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Penn State, and Michigan State, with most schools recruiting him as a cornerback at this point. "I'm a versatile defensive back. I can play any position." (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Tre' Shaw details decision to commit to UNC

After committing to North Carolina over Auburn and Clemson, four-star cornerback Tre' Shaw goes on camera to detail his decision. Some thought it would be Clemson. Auburn made a push. But is was North Carolina who won the battle for Shaw. View Video...

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Top Football Recruits
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C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
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Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Jeremiah Gemmel2017 OLB

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