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UNC's New DB Coach Already On The Recruiting Trail

Terry Joseph, North Carolina’s new secondary coach, is already on the recruiting trail. Joseph, who served in the same role at Texas A&M for the previous three seasons, contacted UNC safety target Caleb Rozar on Tuesday to make his introduction and to discuss the scheduling of an in-home visit next week. Joseph was Nebraska’s secondary coach in 2012-13. (Inside Carolina)

Lincolnton's Sage Surratt commits to play football for Wake Forest

Sage Surratt will be moving from the black and gold of Lincolnton high school to the same colors in college after deciding this weekend he'll play football at Wake Forest. Surratt chose Wake Forest over Duke, Harvard and UNC and will only play football for the Deacons after considering playing football and basketball collegiately. Surratt originally committed to Harvard in September. (Gaston Gazette)

OL Jordan Tucker Commits to North Carolina

Jordan Tucker announced a commitment to North Carolina, a day after officially visiting the school. Tucker, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive lineman from Roswell (Ga.), had official visits scheduled to South Carolina and Mississippi State later this month. Those trips have since been canceled. Tucker had also been in contact with Auburn, Louisville, and Virginia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

WR Beau Corrales Commits to UNC

Beau Corrales verbally committed to UNC on Sunday, before concluding his official visit to the school. "It really is just the whole package," Corrales said. "You're not going to get a better education with as good as football as they have. It just felt like home." Corrales, a 6-foot-4, 203-pound wide receiver from Georgetown (Texas), selected UNC over Arizona State, Indiana, Iowa, Utah, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia. (Inside Carolina)

UNC visit surprises four-star running back Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis isn’t shy about his surprise level. His visit to North Carolina caught him off guard. He doesn’t mind sharing that fact. The four-star running back isn’t a man of many words, but it’s clear that his most recent trip had its intended impact. “Everything is even again," Davis said on Monday. "All the teams are even because North Carolina made a move.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Sage Surratt has a big decision to make

As talented as he is in basketball, Sage Surratt said his best college scholarship offers have come in football, and he committed to play for Harvard last October. He has since re-opened his recruitment and narrowed his choices to Duke, Harvard, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Surratt said he has spoken to North Carolina coaches about possibly also playing basketball in Chapel Hill. (Charlotte Observer)

4-Star ATH C.J. Cotman Commits To UNC

C.J. Cotman, a 4-star athlete from Central Catholic High School in Clearwater, FL, committed to North Carolina on Thursday night. Cotman decommitted from Tennessee last month and within a week he told THI that UNC was his leader. In fact, Cotman originally was going to wait until National Signing Day on Feb. 1 to announce his plans, but decided to move it up a few weeks. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Football recruiting new & notes around the ACC

Duke, North Carolina and Virginia Tech are standing out for Havelock (N.C.) 2018 offensive tackle Avery Jones. The 20th-ranked junior offensive tackle's next visit will be to Virginia Tech on Jan. 15. He will also likely take trips to Duke and North Carolina in the near future. Jones does not have a timetable for a decision. (Scout.com)

WR Sage Surratt named Associated Press N.C. offensive player of the year

Lincolnton receiver Sage Surratt and Wake Forest linebacker Darius Hodge are the 2016 Associated Press prep football players of the year for North Carolina. Surratt, a senior, earned nine votes as offensive player of the year from 23 sports writers at newspapers across the state in results released Saturday after setting single-season state records for catches and receiving yardage. (Gaston Gazette)

Early Arrivals From UNC's Football Class Of 2017

Eight new Tar Heel football players arrive in Chapel Hill this weekend to begin their careers as early enrollees. Each of the program's 4-star commitments for the Class of 2017 are getting a jump start on their college careers as well as a former 4-star recruit, defensive end Jordon Riley, who dropped after suffering an injury. Two other early arrivals are 3-star recruits and the final is a preferred walk-on. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Four football recruits narrow their list to include UNC

Running back A.J. Davis has narrowed his list to UNC, Louisville, and Pittsburgh, stating “I have a really great relationship with all the coaches and they reach out to me every day.” Darrian Felix was visited by UNC back in November. Since that visit, the three-star all-purpose back declared his top five, including UNC, Clemson, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Oregon (Tar Heel Blog)

2017 RB Timothy Jordan decommits from Western Kentucky; UNC considered co-favorite

Three-star senior running back Timothy Jordan of Bartow (Fla.) High School decommitted from Western Kentucky on Monday, according to 247Sports' Ryan Bartow. The 6-foot, 187-pound Jordan, who had been committed to the Hilltoppers for almost two months, told Bartow that he's planning to take official visits to North Carolina, Tennessee and Purdue. (GoVols247)

Navarre's Michael Carter named USA Today Offense POY

Michael Carter, the Navarre running back who led the state with 45 touchdowns and 3,345 all-purpose yards, is the USA Today Florida Offensive Player of the Year. Just weeks after the 5-foot-10, 193-pound playmaker was named the Class 6A Florida Player of the Year, the UNC commit was named top dog for USA Today's 2016 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Florida Football Team. (NWF Daily News)

Malik Zaire delays grad-transfer move

Malik Zaire will play elsewhere next fall. That part hasn’t changed. But the former Irish quarterback will practice nowhere this spring, delaying his graduate transfer decision until mid-April, then enrolling at his next stop for summer workouts. That’s a change from earlier this month when Zaire had planned to enroll for spring football – likely at Wisconsin or North Carolina. (Irish Illustrated)

UNC Football offers three over Christmas week

While we were celebrating the holidays, the UNC football program was busy handing out offers. Tre Douglas, D.J. Edwards, and Dorian Thompson-Robinson received scholarship offers. Douglas is a three-star cornerback from the class of 2018. At this point, he has nearly 20 offers. The Tar Heels offered four-star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson on Christmas day. (Tar Heel Blog)

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Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Jordyn Adams2018 WR
Dyami Brown2018 ATH
Avery Jones2018 OT
Tyler Shough2018 QB
Payton Wilson2018 OLB

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