Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
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.
UNC football signee Luke Elder: "I'd like to share my story"
Right now, Luke Elder is cancer free. The second surgery revealed that the growth had not spread. He will still get regular tests and be close to Duke's medical center for his checkups and medical treatments. The goal has been to get 100% ready to do everything football and workout-wise necessary in preparation for enrollment at UNC in less than a month.
UNC offers Alabama lineman Brian Anderson
North Carolina has offered 2017 offensive guard/center Brian Anderson (Montgomery, AL), the recruit told CarolinaBlue Tuesday evening. The three star prospect is 6-3, 281 pounds, and can play guard or center at the next level. Anderson currently holds 31 offers including tenders from Indiana, Wake Forest, Iowa State, Syracuse, Cincinnati, and East Carolina, among others.
North Carolina's football recruiting class could be an exception to the rule
While Maryland has some momentum at the moment, If I had to choose the outsider likeliest to stay atop the rankings, I'd pick North Carolina, the current No. 13. The Tar Heels had an excellent 2015 season on the field and made progress in recruiting, too. Larry Fedora has a good recruiting staff, and UNC looks poised for another successful season.
Former UNC DB signee James Pierre commits to Syracuse
Safety James Pierre (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) committed to Syracuse early Saturday afternoon. "I chose Syracuse because of the academics and what they can do for me education wise," Pierre said. Pierre signed with UNC in February and received his release May 4. Pierre was denied admissions by UNC. He said he's slated to enroll at Syracuse July 2.
UNC joins the hunt for 5-star QB Tate Martell
Less than a week after 5-star quarterback Tate Martell decommitted from Texas A&M, two ACC programs have joined the hunt for the 2017 signal-caller. Martell took to his personal Twitter account on Monday to announce new offers from a trio of schools that includes North Carolina and Pittsburgh.
The impact of academic reputation in football recruiting
It's the age old question: Does high level academics help or hurt your school in recruiting? On one side of the argument is the fact that tough academic standards can limit who the admissions department can admit into the school. There are dozens of situations where a coaching staff cannot even recruit a certain prospect because his grades and test scores are too low.