UNC Football Recruiting

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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.

UNC RB Commitment Michael Carter Helping Recruit For Tar Heels

Following the Freak Show this past June, Navarre (FL) standout Michael Carter committed to North Carolina, and hasn't looked back. Carter, whose announcement didn’t go public until July 4, per his request, felt the Heels are the best overall fit for him academically and athletically.

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UNC running back target Malik Davis (Tampa, FL) became Hillsborough County's all-time leading rusher on a 30-yard touchdown. He finished with 204 yards and five touchdowns (65, 21, 50, 30 and 10). He also set the county record for rushing touchdowns. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard.

ICTV: UNC Four-Star DE Commitment Jake Lawler Looking Forward

Four-star defensive end and Charlotte native Jake Lawler had his eye on North Carolina even before he set foot on campus. Now he's a headliner in UNC's 2017 recruiting class, bringing high expectations for himself and the program. Inside Carolina visited South Mecklenburg High School on game day to get to know the future Tar Heel.

UNC football set for big official visit week

North Carolina is hosting a combination of 2017 verbal commits and 2017 targets for official visits this weekend. Currently, the Tar Heels have 14 verbal commits for the 2017 class. UNC will look to sign 19-20 players for the cycle. The needs are at running back, offensive line, wide receiver, and defensive line.

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UNC defensive end commit Jake Lawler recorded 4 tackles and 2.5 sacks as his South Mecklenburg team beat Berry 58-0. UNC running back commit Michael Carter (Navarre, FL) rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also threw a 63-yard touchdown pass. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard.

Scotland County's Zamir White continues to beat the odds

Scotland County junior running back Zamir White has battled his way through life since the day he was born. White – also known as ‘Zeus’ – was born with cleft lip, and his parents were told he had ten days to live. "He definitely came to our campus looking like a Greek God, so 'Zeus' was kind of fitting,’” said Scotland County head coach Richard Bailey.

South Meck’s Jake Lawler plays with ‘intelligent abandon,’ couldn’t resist lure of Tar Heels

South Mecklenburg High football coach Rocky White said that senior defensive lineman Jake Lawler could have chosen almost any college in America. Lawler, who carries a 4.0 grade-point average, is ranked No. 3 overall in North Carolina and the nation’s 17th-best defensive end. Lawler -- who had more than 20 scholarship offers from Power 5 conference schools -- will graduate in December to enroll at UNC.

UNC offers offensive guard Deyavie Hammond

Offensive guard Deyavie Hammond (Lakeland, Fla.) picked up an offer from North Carolina, per his high school assistant coach Will Bahler. North Carolina tight ends coach Chad Scott made the verbal offer. USF has also offered Hammond (6-4, 320), a 2019 recruit.

UNC Commits Jake Lawler, Marcus McKethan Named to Shrine Bowl

North Carolina is represented on both Shrine Bowl rosters. Tar Heel verbal commitment Jake Lawler was selected to the NC squad, while fellow pledge Marcus McKethan was named to the SC team. Additionally, UNC target Xach Gill will join Lawler in representing the Tar Heel State. The Shrine Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C.

UNC Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

North Carolina running back commit Michael Carter (Navarre, FL) ran for 171 yards and four touchdowns (21, 25, 36, 44 yards) in a 48-6 win. Defensive end Jake Lawler (Charlotte, NC) tallied five tackles, including one for a loss and three sacks in a 41-6 win. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard.

UNC Begins Football Official Visit Schedule with Bang

North Carolina's first uncommitted official visitor of the 2017 cycle is a big one -- figuratively and literally. Cesar Ruiz, the nation's No. 2 center, will make his much-anticipated return to Chapel Hill this weekend. The visit will be the first stop of the 6-foot-3, 321-pounder's official visit schedule. To help with its recruitment of Ruiz, UNC purposely also scheduled Jonah Melton's official visit this weekend.

Four-star LB Jake Venables to visit UNC this weekend

Linebacker Jake Venables (Central, S.C./D.W. Daniel) said he will visit North Carolina Friday with his mother. It will be his third visit to UNC this year. It's an offer he covets. "I just want to show my mom around the campus for the first time and see what the game day is like," Venables said. He will stick around for UNC's clash against Pittsburgh Saturday.

UNC and 2017 WR commit Ryan Jones part ways

Ryan Jones has de-committed from North Carolina. The 247Sports Composite four-star wide receiver posted the message on his personal twitter account on Thursday evening. Jones visited UNC last weekend for the James Madison game. He committed to North Carolina on February 5th, 2016. North Carolina's 2017 football recruiting class now sits at 14.

Video: UNC OL Commit Jonah Melton Ready to Reinvent

Though he won't be on the field this fall at Eastern Alamance, as he continues to rehabilitate from an ACL injury, in three short months offensive lineman Jonah Melton expects to be fully recovered. Melton, UNC's first and highest-rated commitment from the class of 2017, is prepared to turn the page to the beginning of his Tar Heel career.

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