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Top 15 Triangle-area 2018 football recruits

The Triangle is loaded with high school football talent, and the Class of 2018 is further proof that the area is a hotbed for Division I prospects. Three of the top five ranked players will keep their talents in the Triangle to attend either North Carolina or NC State. 1. Jordyn Adams, WR (Green Hope, UNC); 2. Payton Wilson, LB (Orange, UNC); 12. Javon Terry, DB (Wake Forest, UNC) (High School OT)

The Carolinas Top 50 high school football recruits: The best players from two states

3. Dax Hollifield, Shelby, LB, 6-2, 235, UNC target; 4. Payton Wilson, Hillsborough Orange, OLB, 6-4, 225, UNC commit; 5. Jordyn Adams, Cary Green Hope, WR, 6-2, 175, UNC commit; 6. Rick Sandidge, Concord, DE, 6-5, 290, UNC target; 9. Dyami Brown, West Mecklenburg, WR/ATH, 6-2, 180, UNC commit; 10. Avery Jones, Havelock, OT, 6-5, 275, UNC commit; (Charlotte Observer)

Four-Star UNC Target Dax Hollifield Shows Off Carolina Gloves

Class of 2018 linebacker Dax Hollifield has been a top North Carolina football target for over two years. Currently, Hollifield lists UNC, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Florida State, and Stanford among his top schools. On Friday Hollifield and his Shelby Golden Lions participated in a preseason scrimmage. Hollifield took a moment on the sidelines to show off his UNC gloves. (Inside Carolina)

Dax Hollifield looks to lead Shelby to fifth straight state championship

Dax Hollifield is ranked fifth nationally at his position by scout.com. He is on the watch list for the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s best high school linebacker. Hollifield said he will play college football at either Florida State, UNC, South Carolina, Stanford or Virginia Tech. But before he leaves town, Hollifield has another goal: lead Shelby to a fifth straight state championship. (Charlotte Observer)

2019 3-Star DE D'Von Ellies Thrilled With UNC Offer

On May 18, 3-star defensive tackle D'Von Ellies got some good news when UNC was the first school to extend him a scholarship offer, and to say it means a lot to him would be an understatement. "When I got the offer, I was in shock," the 6-3, 265 pounder told THI. "But this is the opportunity I've been working for, and for my first offer to be from UNC, I truly felt blessed." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Versatile defender Jalen Williams has a UNC offer, and more are likely on the way

2019 safety Jalen Williams is 6-feet tall, 195 pounds, can cover the full field and has the physicality to fight receivers off their routes. He might not have a clearly defined position as it relates to the college level, but Landon coaches say he’s a problem for offenses. Williams has only one scholarship offer, from North Carolina, earned before the Tar Heels coaching staff even saw him play live. (Washington Post)

Dax Hollifield says no decision is imminent

LB Dax Hollifield of Shelby, NC likes to rush the quarterback. However, he has no interest in rushing to a decision on his college commitment. In fact, while many highly recruited prospects around him are rushing to make a decision before the season, Hollifield is taking the opposite approach. There’s no rush for him since he has his five schools and all are willing to wait. (Shelby Star)

2019 DB Coleman Reich Commits to UNC

A self-described "die-hard" Tar Heel fan, Coleman Reich made his dreams come true committing to North Carolina on Saturday evening. Reich, a 5-foot-11, 181-pound defensive back from Thomasville (N.C.) Ledford, is the third 2019 recruit to pledge to UNC. He joins Hakeem Beamon and Jayden Curry. In a rare feat, Reich attended three camps at UNC this summer. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Three questions with Dax Hollifield

Shelby linebacker Dax Hollifield was selected to WSOC’s Big 22 preseason list of high school football standouts for the second consecutive year. We caught up with the Golden Lions rising senior at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte and asked him a few questions to get to know the senior Golden Lions linebacker a little better. (Shelby Star)

UNC football recruiting: OT William Barnes includes North Carolina in top 7

The Tar Heels have much of their 2018 football recruiting class settled, though athletes up and down the east coast continue to consider UNC. One such player is four-star offensive tackle William Barnes, who recently named the Tar Heels in his top seven schools. The six other programs that made the cut include Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's getting a 'powerful' and 'explosive' DB in Trey Morrison

Trey Morrison had North Carolina high on his list before the Tar Heels even offered. He visited Chapel Hill first before the offer, then on the second visit, the cornerback out of Greater Atlanta Christian committed to Larry Fedora. Morrison is a true competitor and his head coach, Tim Hardy gives great insight on what the Tar Heels are getting in him. (Rivals.com)

4-Star Kentucky OL Speaks Highly Of UNC, Kapilovic

Bryan Hudson, who stands at 6-4, 290 pounds, is regarded among the top offensive lineman in the class of 2019. The Scott County (KY) 4-star offensive tackle is heading into his junior year with offers from Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Louisville, Virginia Tech and North Carolina among others. UNC is one of the programs Hudson is learning more about and he’s intrigued. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Jordyn Adams’ Hit Wins Under Armour All-America Game

It took 11 innings for the Under Armour All-America Game to be settled, and it was only decided after a football player from North Carolina singled up the middle against a center fielder from Philadelphia. Jordyn Adams—who is committed to UNC to play both football and baseball—drove a fastball up the middle against Mike Siani to give the American side a 2-1 victory. (Baseball America)

Video: Jordyn Adams' walkoff single sends Team America to victory at Wrigley Field

North Carolina football and baseball commit Jordyn Adams knocks a base hit up the middle to send Team America to a walk-off win in the 11th inning of the Under Armour All-America Game. View Video...

UNC "doing well" with 2019 Rivals100 OL Darnell Wright

"I'm not really focused on any schools in particular but Alabama, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, and North Carolina have been doing well with me," said Darnell Wright. "I've been to Kentucky once. I haven't been there since but I think I'll get back there. Same with Virginia Tech. I haven't been to North Carolina yet but I'm trying to get there. I talked to coach Kap a couple times and I like him a lot." (Rivals.com)

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Chris Collins2018 DE
DeAndre Hollins2018 CB
Trey Morrison2018 CB
Bryson Richardson2018 S
Jace Ruder2018 QB

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