UNC Football Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Football Recruiting.
Four-Star DT Sulaiman Kamara Lists UNC In Top FIve
Four-star defensive tackle Sulaiman Kamara has a top five, and on Wednesday the Hermitage High School standout broke down his list. Kamara released a top of five – in no order – of North Carolina, Wake Forest, Temple,Virginia and East Carolina, with Penn State and South Carolina in the mix. "I just came up with it basically which schools really felt like home," said the Hermitage four-star defensive tackle.
Video: North Carolina Commit Logan Byrd Highlights
North Carolina commit Logan Byrd kicked off his senior season last week and you can see him in action here. Byrd is a 6-foot-2.5, 243 pound pocket-passer out of Kathleen (Ga.) Veterans and he played game one against Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County last week. Byrd has been working with Tony Ballard, his personal quarterback coach, for years and Ballard shares his thoughts on the UNC commit.
2017 Recruiting: Fedora Follows Recruits on Twitter
UNC head coach Larry Fedora went on a twitter following spree the last few days. The accounts he followed: Class of 2017 high school recruits. Tuesday, Sept. 1st is the first day colleges can start contacting prospects through twitter. Based on Fedora's twitter, UNC has identified many of their top targets and are laying the groundwork for the recruitment period. Check out some of the names that Fedora has followed in the last couple of days:
Scout 100 RB Khalan Laborn discusses top 5
Khalan Laborn is one of the most sought-after prospects in the country. The 2017 four-star Virginia running back has a top five and gave Scout the latest. ”My top five – in no order – is Florida State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Ohio State and Georgia,” Khalan Laborn said. “But I’m still open to other schools.” He gave a quick thought on each school. North Carolina: “That’s where I’m from, so it’s close to home. They also produce great running backs.”
UNC Football Recruit Weekend Scoreboard
UNC running back commit Jordon Brown (Southern Durham HS) scored four rushing touchdowns en route to 214 yards on 29 carries. He also caught four passes for 20 yards. Future Tar Heel linebacker Jonathan Smith (Scotland County HS, Laurinburg, NC) "wreaked havoc on the Patriots' offense" in a 42-13 defeat of Charlotte Independence. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard.
UNC Targeting Charlotte Kicker
North Carolina doesn’t plan to sign a kicker within the 2016 class. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t add to that position’s depth chart prior to the 2016 season. One of the Tar Heels’ top kicking targets: Jonathan “JD” Dellinger. “They offered me a preferred walk-on [spot] a couple of weeks ago,” Dellinger said. “What they told me was, ‘Come, sit a year, and then potentially be the guy after one year and I’d earn a scholarship.’”
UNC remained loyal to top Georgia OL despite injury
When Luke Elder suffered a knee injury during LaGrange High School’s spring scrimmage, he was unsure what kind of effect it would have on his recruitment. But the 3-star tackle, who committed to UNC in June, says the Tar Heels remained loyal. “Even then, before anything else had happened, they were up there for me and I was up there for them,” Elder told the AJC. “They just believed in me.”
Can Momentum Bring UNC 5-star football commitments?
North Carolina landed a pair of commits last Friday, and also received a visit from an in-state five-star prospect.
Now with inside linebacker Jonathan Smith and running back Jordon Brown on board, do the Tar Heels have a shot on Wake Forest (N.C.) High defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence or Havelock (N.C.) High outside linebacker Keion Joyner?
Scout Spotlight: Greg Ross
In this exclusive Scout Spotlight video, you'll see what makes UNC commitment Greg Ross a valuable addition to the future of the Tar Heel secondary. The key word? Versatility. The video provides an in-depth look at Ross, a three-star defensive back from Oxon Hill (Md.) Potomac, in just 60 seconds.
UNC Football Commitment Jordon Brown Made Comfortable Choice
Southern Durham all-purpose back Jordon Brown made the comfortable choice when he committed to the Tar Heels. UNC is the school that Brown visited most frequently during his recruitment. When Brown committed to UNC a week ago, turning down fellow finalists Wake Forest and South Carolina, he said yes to a school that has been there right from the start.
5-star DT Dexter Lawrence will cut list soon
Dexter Lawrence is getting closer to narrowing his list of schools. The nation’s 10th-ranked prospect spoke with Scout about where he is in the recruiting process. ”I’ll probably release my top 10 sometime in mid to late-September,” Lawrence said. When asked which schools were pursuing him the hardest, Lawrence mentioned Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State and Tennessee.
Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard
UNC commit Chazz Surratt tied his own Lincoln County record with six touchdown passes. He completed 16-of-25 passes for 276 yards with an interception. UNC receiver commit Roscoe Johnson caught two touchdown passes (30 and 78 yards). Find out how the rest of UNC's football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard.
Surratt's six TDs help defending state champion Mustangs hammer Huskies
For a team that’s won two state titles in the past three seasons, East Lincoln coach Mike Byus and star quarterback Chazz Surratt still saw room for improvement. Surratt completed 16 of 25 passes for 276 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. Surratt, who committed to play football for the University of North Carolina in 2016 this summer, tied his own county record for TD passes in a single game.
No. 1 Dexter Lawrence is a rare football talent
Rare. Elite. Stud. Monster. Those are words some of the nation’s top recruiting analysts have used to describe Dexter Lawrence. And apparently a majority of the nation’s Football Bowl Subdivision coaches agree since almost half of them have offered the Wake Forest defensive tackle scholarships. That includes six of the programs ranked among the first 10 in The Associated Press’ final Top 25 poll, starting with national champion Ohio State.
Tar Heels on Top for 2018 QB James Foster
6-foot-3, 193 pound sophomore quarterback James Foster, out of Montgomery (Ala.) Sydney Lanier, can throw and run. He calls himself a "dual-threat" quarterback. Foster said, "I can throw it like Jeremy Johnson (Auburn) and I can run it like Deshaun Watson (Clemson)." Mississippi State and North Carolina have offered Foster a scholarship. He is hearing from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Kentucky. UNC is on top.