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Future Diamond Heel: Trent Wynn

Trent Wynn is a 6-foot-2, 175-pound right-handed pitcher for New Bern (N.C.) High School. Perfect Game ranks the senior among the top-500 prospects in the class of 2013 as well as the No. 20 prospect in North Carolina. Wynn plays for the Dirtbags travel team during the summer and fall. North Carolina first saw Wynn pitch at a tournament held at N.C. State the summer following his sophomore season. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Baseball Announces Signing Class For 2014

The UNC baseball program continued its strong showing on the recruiting trail by signing 14 of the nation's top prep baseball student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period, head coach Mike Fox announced Thursday. Included in this class are three of the nation's top 100 prospects according to Baseball America and six of the top 200 prospects according to Perfect Game. The 14 student-athletes will enroll at UNC in August 2013 and will take the field for the Tar Heels in the 2014 season. (GoHeels.com)

Pitcher Zach Rice headed to UNC

Nansemond River High School pitcher Zach Rice will play college baseball as a member of the Tar Heels after signing a commitment on Monday to suit up next year for the University of North Carolina. “It was always one of my favorites,” Rice said of UNC. North Carolina coaches were impressed with Rice’s junior year, when he was 7-3 on the mound with a 2.46 earned run average and threw 69 strikeouts in 68 innings. (Suffolk News Herald)

Baseball America Ranks UNC Newcomers No. 5

Baseball America released its Top 25 recruiting classes Thursday and ranked the North Carolina newcomers fifth in the country. The Tar Heels bring in the third-most Baseball America Top 500 players for the 2013 season with Skye Bolt (214), Korey Dunbar (258), Taylore Cherry (280) and Kayden Porter (449) all earning the honor prior to the 2012 MLB Draft. Carolina's four Top 500 players rank tied for third behind No. 1 Vanderbilt (6) and No. 2 UCLA (5). (GoHeels.com)

Future Diamond Heel: Colby Barnette

Colby Barnette is a 6-foot-0, 185-pound third baseman and outfielder for Monroe (N.C.) Piedmont High School. According to Perfect Game, the senior ranks 497th nationally and 13th in North Carolina among class of 2013 prospects. During the fall and summer, Barnette plays for the South Charlotte Panthers travel squad. Recruitment: The first time the North Carolina coaching staff saw Barnette was actually by accident. (Inside Carolina)

Pitcher Zac Gallen commits to his "dream school", UNC

Zac Gallen has always wanted to be a Tar Heel. “North Carolina has always been my dream school,” the Gibbsboro resident said. “My dad has always been a big fan, so I guess it just ran through the bloodlines.” Late Monday, the Bishop Eustace Prep baseball standout made that dream a reality when he gave a verbal commitment to attend the ACC school on a partial scholarship. A senior shortstop/pitcher at the high school level, Gallen will concentrate on pitching at UNC. (Cherry Hill Courier Post)

Future Diamond Heel: Zach Rice

Zach Rice is a 6-foot-4, 185-pound pitcher at Suffolk (Va.) Nansemond River High School. The senior is ranked among top-1000 high school prospects in the class of 2013 by Perfect Game. Rice plays for the Evoshield Canes travel squad during the summer and fall. Less than sixth months after formally being introduced to North Carolina, Rice committed to Mike Fox's program in May. (Inside Carolina)

Future Diamond Heel: Wood Myers

Wood Myers is a 5-foot-10, 175-pound middle infielder for Durham (N.C.) Jordan High School. He is ranked the No. 7 player in North Carolina and the No. 304 player in the class of 2013 by Perfect Game. Myers plays for the Dirtbags travel squad during the summer and fall. Growing up not far from North Carolina’s campus, Myers was always aware of the Tar Heel baseball program. He attended games starting at a young age. (Inside Carolina)

Future Diamond Heel: Adam Pate

Adam Pate is a 5-foot-9, 175-pound outfielder at Pikeville (N.C.) Charles B. Aycock High School. He is ranked the No. 500 recruit nationally and No. 12 in North Carolina by Perfect Game. Pate plays for the Dirtbags travel squad during the summer and fall. Pate was initially contacted by North Carolina at the end of August 2010 following his appearance in the futures game in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)

Future Diamond Heel: Tyler Ramirez

Tyler Ramirez is a 5-foot-10, 185-pound outfielder from Corolla, N.C. He is ranked in the top-1000 recruits in the country by Perfect Game. Ramirez plays for Virginia Beach (Va.) Cape Henry Collegiate as well as the Tidewater Orioles scout team. North Carolina first contacted Ramirez last fall during his junior year. Just a few days after Thanksgiving Ramirez visited Chapel Hill. The trip confirmed what he already thought about the UNC baseball program. (Inside Carolina)

Future Diamond Heel: Matt Orth

Bio: Orth is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound pitcher and first baseman for High Point (N.C.) Southwest Guilford. Orth is ranked the No. 11 player in North Carolina and No. 496 player nationally in the class of 2013 by Perfect Game. During the summer, Orth plays for the Golden Spikes travel team. Recruitment: Orth was first contacted by North Carolina in the summer of 2010. (Inside Carolina)

Future Diamond Heel: Adrian Chacon

Adrian Chacon is a 6-0, 195-pound catcher from Tampa, Fla. He is ranked No. 19 in Florida and No. 102 in the nation by Perfect Game in the class of 2013. Chacon plays for Jesuit High School as well as the FTB Mizuno travel squad with fellow UNC commitment Spencer Trayner. UNC became aware of Chacon in the summer of 2010, which is when the Tar Heel coaching staff first contacted Trayner. (Inside Carolina)

Future Diamond Heel: Spencer Trayner

Spencer Trayner is a 6-0, 165-pound pitcher and shortstop from Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit High School. He is ranked as the No. 12 prospect in Florida and the No. 81 player in the country by Perfect Game. Trayner plays for the FTB Mizuno travel squad. North Carolina first contacted Trayner the summer in between his freshman and sophomore year. However, the Tar Heels were not alone in seeking Trayner’s services. (Inside Carolina)

Class of 2013 pitcher A.J. Bogucki commits to North Carolina

A.J. Bogucki’s stock has been elevating all summer. That upward trend continued Thursday, when the Boyertown rising senior pitcher — and The Mercury’s 2012 Player of the Year — verbally committed to the University of North Carolina. (The Mercury)

Western North Carolina baseball stars Zack Gahagan, Braxton Davidson commit to UNC

Two rising juniors from Western North Carolina with dreams draped in Carolina blue made them a reality Monday. North Henderson’s Zack Gahagan and Roberson’s Braxton Davidson said they have committed to play college baseball for North Carolina. “I’m speechless,” Gahagan said. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

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