ACC football recruiting team capsulesTop 25 Class: Yes. Best in class: Kyree Campbell, DT, Woodbridge, Virginia. One that got away: WR Nate Craig-Myers. After a defensive turnaround last year under coordinator Gene Chizik, the Tar Heels loaded up on defense with 16 signees — including seven defensive backs and four linebackers — after losing seniors in the unit's back seven. (USA Today)
Auburn assistant Dameyune Craig Trolls North Carolina assistant Gunter BrewerYou can't really call this a feud, but it is a fun side story to today's events. It all started on the 28th when UNC Co-Offensive Coordinator Gunter Brewer visited Tampa, FL Wide Receiver Nate Craig-Myers. Coaches are not allowed to tweet about recruits before they've signed or other teams' players. So, there were some code words being used. (College and Magnolia)
UNC Football 2016 Class Superlatives Part 2The most polished offensive lineman prospect in the class, Jay Jay McCargo is also the most versatile. The Virginia native could play tackle, guard, or center in a pinch. He might be a bit undersized for tackle right now but will help UNC's depth from day one. McCargo's coaches raved about his technique and physical ability which make him a lot to handle in the trenches. (Carolina Blue)
UNC football reaps rewards on Signing DayThe bounty for UNC’s success was evident on Wednesday, as the Tar Heels finished National Signing Day with the No. 33 recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports. With 26 total signees, this class marks the largest under Fedora. “Winning helps in every aspect of the program,” Fedora said. “But definitely in recruiting.” (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: Larry Fedora - QB Talent & Defensive Depth Highlight 2016 ClassTar Heel head coach Larry Fedora talks with the ACC Digital Network about UNC's National Signing Day. North Carolina will add talent at the quarterback position in Chazz Surratt and defensive depth to a Tar Heel team that won the ACC Coastal Division in 2015.
Video: Larry Fedora's Signing Day Press ConferenceBesides the fact that their recruitments are over, Larry Fedora said the most exciting part about the 2016 class is that it filled UNC's position needs. "We really met our needs and that was the thing that was probably best about this class was the way it all came together," Fedora said. (Inside Carolina)
UNC Playing Career Guiding Chad Scott's ApproachChad Scott's wife, Shambrica, has grown tired of hearing about the Miami game, and there’s little doubt his children will join their mother in that regard at some point. That defining moment, however, has stayed fresh in Scott’s mind as his consistent upward trajectory in the coaching ranks has landed him back at his alma mater. (Inside Carolina)
'15 Wins Setting Foundation for '17 RecruitsFormer UNC head coach Butch Davis believed the recruiting process was an 18-month ordeal, starting in the summer prior to a prospect’s junior season in high school and concluding on Signing Day. On Wednesday, Larry Fedora told reporters his staff started recruiting certain players in his current 26-man class more than 24 months ago. (Inside Carolina)
Fedora: Recruits understand value of educationNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora signed 19 students to football National Letters of Intent Wednesday. Seven Tar Heels enrolled in January to bring the 2016 class to a total of 26. The class includes 16 players on defense and 10 on offense. Carolina's recruiting class is currently ranked No. 21 by Rivals.com and No. 23 by Scout.com. (WRAL Sports Fan)
UNC's Football Recruiting Class: Superlatives, Part 1Toughest: Kyree Campbell The 6-5, 305-pound defensive tackle is a beast in the middle. He can take on blockers and get off contact to stop the run or pursue the ball carrier. With a non-stop motor, Campbell is relentless and powerful in the middle. (Carolina Blue)
Top 10 UNC Class of 2016 Signee Highlight PlaysAfter reviewing senior season footage of UNC's entire 2016 Recruiting Class, Don Callahan selects his Top 10 favorites plays. (Inside Carolina)
Extra Points: Building A Brand On DefenseCarolina football has put up pinball type numbers on offense over four years of the Larry Fedora era. Each of them, in fact, ranks in the Top 10 of 125 years worth of total yards output in the sport’s history in Chapel Hill. Since 2012, Carolina has averaged 457 yards a game. Now the defense is trying to catch up. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Dre Bly homecoming at high school alma materThe NFL is celebrating its upcoming 50th Super Bowl in many ways, including giving former championship players a chance to share their accomplishments with their high schools. That was the case at Western Branch High School on Wednesday night. Dre Bly did it all at Western Branch. (WAVY)
UNC Football 2016 Live Signing Day UpdatesNational Signing Day live updates for UNC's 2016 football recruiting class as undecided recruits make their final decisions, Letters of Intent roll in, and the newest crop of Tar Heels takes shape.
Video: Larry Fedora Signing Day Afternoon Interview - 2016Lee Pace sits down with North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora to discuss the Tar Heels' 2016 Signing Day class.
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