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UNC Football Recruit Weekend Scoreboard

UNC LB commit Jeremiah Gemmell (Sharpsburg, GA) had two sacks, two tackles for loss, and two rushing touchdowns in a 42-0 victory. Defensive end commit Jake Lawler (Charlotte, NC) blocked a punt and had six tackles, including three for a loss and a sack. See how the rest of UNC's football recruits performed in this edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC running back commit Michael Carter (Navarre, FL) rushed for 191 yards and five touchdowns in a 36-20 win. UNC WR receiver commit Tyler Smith (Powder Springs, GA) left the game late in the third quarter when he suffered "what appeared to be a serious knee injury." See how the rest of UNC's recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Lincolnton High 2-sport star Sage Surratt to play football in college, narrows list to five

Lincolnton High two-sport star Sage Surratt said he plans to play football in college. Surratt, 18, told the Observer Saturday that he has narrowed his college choices to, in the order he listed them, North Carolina, Harvard, Yale, South Carolina and Indiana. Surratt is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound senior wide receiver and shooting guard. He was all-state in both sports last season. (Charlotte Observer)

Mallard Creek's elite receiver Ryan Jones is growing into an elite leader

Last season, as one of a handful of offensive weapons for the Mallard Creek Mavericks, Ryan Jones reeled in 23 passes for 679 yards and seven touchdowns. “I know that I have to do more this year,” said Jones, a North Carolina commit. “I’m not the guy who talks a lot and gets in my teammates’ faces. I like to lead by example. I feel like that’s the best way to motivate people.” (USA Today)

Tar Heels offer four-star offensive tackle

Offensive tackle Rasheed Walker (Waldorf, Md./North Point) picked up an offer from UNC. It's his seventh offer. Maryland, Howard, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Florida and West Virginia have also offered. The four-star recruit is ranked as the nation's No. 20 offensive tackle and the No. 9 prospect in Maryland in the 2018 class by 247SportsComposite. (Carolina Blue)

UNC, USF battling for RB Malik Davis

Running back Malik Davis (Tampa/Jesuit) said North Carolina and USF are tied on top. He said that outside of the occasional call from Miami those are the only two schools he still consistently hears from. Davis said he hopes to start taking official visits after his senior season and then will make his decision in January. Davis had positive things to say about both frontrunners. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels offer 2018 wide receiver Kevin Austin

In recent days, the Tar Heels have put a lot of focus into the 2018 recruiting class, extending offers to two prospects over the past week. They first offered four-star wide receiver Kevin Austin. The six-foot-three, 185-pound prospect is ranked 262nd in the national composite, coming in as the No. 44 wide receiver, and the No. 41 talent out of the state of Florida. (Tar Heel Blog)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

Mallard Creek wide receiver and UNC commit Ryan Jones had seven catches for 97 yards and a touchdown in a 35-20 rivalry win over Butler. UNC defensive end commit Jake Lawler had ten tackles, plus two for a loss and a strip sack, leading South Mecklenburg to a 34-10 win over East Mecklenburg. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

FL DB Randy Russell Surprised & Excited Over UNC Offer

Randy Russell got a surprise phone call Saturday from UNC assistant football coach Larry Porter, and he was delivering good news to the Carol City High School safety. Even though he hadn’t spoken to anyone from UNC prior to Saturday, Russell was extended a scholarship offer by Porter. The junior safety plans on attending UNC’s game at Miami on Oct. 15 plus taking a trip to UNC. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

RB Michael Carter shines in return, Navarre rolls

Michael Carter made it clear he hadn’t lost a step in the year since his season-ending knee injury. The North Carolina commit rushed for 149 yards and scored four touchdowns Friday to lead the Navarre Raiders to a 41-13 season-opening win at Catholic. It was a typical Carter performance, with the senior patiently letting his linemen set up blocks while eluding would-be tacklers for big gains. (Pensacola News Journal)

Navarre RB Michael Carter, a UNC commit, healthy for senior season

As Michael Carter’s senior season at Navarre inches closer, the three-star running back is 100 percent healthy, and on July 4 committed to the University of North Carolina. Last season Carter ran for 532 yards and eight touchdowns in only three games before the knee injury. “He has been one of, if not the best, running back in the panhandle the last two or three years." (NWF Daily News)

5-star running back Ricky Slade names Tar Heels in his top 5

UNC is in good shape with 2018 five-star talent Ricky Slade. The running back recently released his top 5 schools, and UNC made the cut alongside Florida, Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Tennessee. Slade is ranked the 20th overall recruit in the national composite for his class and is considered the best all-purpose back and the No. 2 talent in his home state of Virginia. (Tar Heel Blog)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC wide receiver commit Tyler Smith (Powder Springs, GA) caught 8 passes for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-14 win. UNC WR commit J.T. Cauthen (Waxhaw, NC) caught two passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 66-6 blowout win. See how the rest of UNC's football recruits fared on opening week in this edition of Inside Carolina's Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Coach discusses D.J. Crossen as a player and person

CarolinaBlue spoke with Dudley High School head coach Stephen Davis to get the low-down on new UNC commit D.J. Crossen. On Friday evening, the 6-2, 180-pound cornerback committed to UNC over Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Louisville, and East Carolina. "With the combination of his speed and strength I think that makes him very attractive to these D-1 schools." (Carolina Blue)

2018 DB D.J. Crossen Commits to UNC

Class of 2018 cornerback D.J. Crossen has committed to North Carolina. The 6-2, 180-pound recruit from Greensboro verbally pledged to the Tar Heels on Friday evening during a ceremony at Dudley High School. Crossen picked Carolina over a top five of Virginia Tech, Louisville, N.C. State, and East Carolina. He becomes UNC's second commit in the 2018 class. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Dyami Brown2018 ATH
Avery Jones2018 OT
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB

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