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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)

UNC baseball commit Kayden Porter wasn't drafted,and no one seems to know why

He was supposed to be a can't miss prospect, the kind of athlete who Major League Baseball teams would happily shell out a blockbuster signing bonus on. He committed to play at North Carolina, one of the nation's top collegiate programs, but that has rarely kept pro teams from taking a chance on a player anyway. Yet somehow, Spanish Forks (Utah) High superstar Kayden Porter went completely undrafted, saving him the anguish of having to decide between playing in college or the minor leagues. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC baseball commit Kayden Porter came up big for his high school team

Kayden Porter is a big dude. The Spanish Fork junior stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 253 pounds. And during the 2011 high school baseball season, Porter put up colossal offensive numbers that were comparable to his massive frame. (Deseret News)

ACC Recruiting Links, June 15

The North Carolina basketball team is at the top of ESPN's 2012-2013 recruiting rankings. Here’s a look at the D.C. Assault — the AAU team UNC recruit Nate Britt plays for. In this notebook, Roy Williams talks about his approach with one-and-done players, and there’s also a health update on incoming point guard Marcus Paige. Here’s a look at the future of some UNC baseball signees who were taken in the MLB draft. (ACC Sports Journal)

No limits for UNC baseball commit Skye Bolt

Holy Innocents’ (Atlanta) star center fielder Skye Bolt thinks his name is the biggest reason people remember him. That is kind of true. Who could forget a name like Skye Bolt? “I love the name and appreciate it,” said Bolt, who got his name because his dad wanted him to have a name that ‘popped’. (ESPN.com)

MLB draftee Skye Bolt to attend UNC

The Washington Nationals drafted Holy Innocents’ graduate Skye Bolt in the 26th Round, but he won’t be there anytime soon. His father Mike Bolt called it a good faith gesture. “It was their way of saying, ‘We will follow you in North Carolina. Remember us," Mike Bolt said. Skye Bolt was in talks with Major League Baseball teams over the last few days but finally decided to follow through with scholarship plans at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. (Patch.com)

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