Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.
4-Star ATH C.J. Cotman Focusing On UNC, Miami, UK Following Tennessee Decommitment
Campus Insiders spoke with C.J. Cotman following his decommitment from Tennessee to see where his recruitment was leading, and the 4-star athlete highlighted three schools as ones he’s interested in. North Carolina, Miami and Kentucky all are on Cotman’s radar, and he’s planning on taking a trip to Chapel Hill right before the recruiting dead period sets in on Dec. 9-11.
UNC Football Recruiting: Deommodore Lenoir and Darrian Felix receive home visits
UNC running backs coach Larry Porter visited All-Purpose Back Darrian Felix in Fort Myers, Florida this weekend. Following the visit, Felix has decided to take an official visit to Chapel Hill this coming weekend. Defensive backs coach Charlton Warren visited cornerback Deommodore Lenoir in Los Angeles. Lenoir, an Army All-American, committed to Oregon in June but has now decommitted.
Top 2017 safety schedules UNC official visit
Four-star safety Devon Hunter has scheduled an official visit to North Carolina for the weekend of Dec. 2-4. Hunter ranked as the No. 4 safety in the 2017 class and the No. 43 overall prospect The Chesapeake, Va. native is no stranger to UNC. He visited Carolina multiple times over the spring and summer, including one big unofficial visit with his mother in July.
UNC lands JuCo offensive lineman Kelby Wickline
Kelby Wickline has verbally committed to North Carolina. He made the pledge prior to ending his official visit to UNC this past weekend. Wickline, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive lineman from Jones County (Miss.) Junior College, committed to UNC over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Arizona State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU, and West Virginia.
Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard
UNC running back commit Michael Carter found the end zone four times, including rushes of 53 and 51 yards in a 40-35 playoff win. Running back recruiting target Jalen Holston (Stockbridge, GA) scored three touchdowns on the ground in a 33-0 playoff win. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard.
Video: Jake Lawler Senior Season Highlights
Senior season highlights of 2017 4-star North Carolina defensive end commit Jake Lawler (Charlotte, NC/South Mecklenburg HS).
2017 RB Antwuan Branch Commits to UNC
Antwuan Branch, a 2017 3-star running back out of Clarksville, TN (Kenwood HS) committed to North Carolina on Sunday and made his intentions public via Twitter.
UNC Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard
UNC running back commit Michael Carter piled up 310 all-purpose yards (241 rushing, 69 receiving) and scored four touchdowns (68, 2, 19, and 2 yards) in a 42-28 win. UNC safety commit D.J. Crossen returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in a 55-6 rout. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard.
Jake Lawler on the mic at South Meck
Jake Lawler could be spending his Thursday night's elsewhere, but he loves being in the booth. South Mecklenburg's star defensive end is the public address announcer at the school's junior varsity games. "People love it," said Lawler. "You need to think well on your feet." That's something he does on the field. He received about 20 college offers before choosing North Carolina.
UNC Football Weekend Recruit Scoreboard
North Carolina wide receiver commit J.T. Cauthen caught nine passes for 116 yards and a touchdown. Five-star UNC safety target Devon Hunter rushed for two touchdowns (11 and 17 yards) and 129 yards on 16 carries. See how other North Carolina football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard.
Larry Fedora deploys helicopter for recruiting mission
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora has been busy. Between leading his Tar Heels to a 6-2 record (4-1 ACC) and a top 25 ranking and going all-in for an old school Halloween look, Fedora has also been able sneak in some recruiting. On Friday, Fedora was recruiting in Charlotte during the day and then deployed a helicopter to check out two Greensboro area high school games.
Under Armour All-American guard Jonah Melton is injured but undaunted
Jonah Melton passed the one-year anniversary of his commitment to North Carolina last week. Melton, a guard from Eastern Alamance (Mebane, N.C.), grew up a Tar Heels fan and made a strong commitment that he never wavered from. He will be with the Tar Heels when he returns to the field after tearing an ACL in April, forcing him to miss his senior season.
UNC Football Recruit Weekend Scoreboard
North Carolina running back commit Michael Carter rushed for 331 yards and scored seven touchdowns (scoring runs of 30, 35, 61, 31 15, and 24 yards, and an 87-yard kickoff return). He also returned four kickoffs for 177 yards.See how other Tar Heel football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard.
UNC RB Commit Michael Carter Has Giant Night
It is a stat line worth remembering. 18 carries, 328 rushing yards, six rushing TDs, 175 kick return yards, one kick return TD. Class of 2017 North Carolina running back commit Michael Carter had himself quite the night. The 5-8, 191-pound recruit helped Navarre High School beat American Heritage 70-26. The win moved the Raiders to 8-0 on the season.
UNC offers 2017 five-star QB Tua Tagovailoa
North Carolina has offered class of 2017 quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out of Honolulu, Hawaii, Ryan Bartow of 247Sports reports. A 247Sports Composite five-star prospect, Tagovailoa is an Alabama commit. Currently, UNC has 14 verbal commits for the 2017 class. The Tar Heels would sign an elite quarterback for this cycle if it is the right type of talent.