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North Carolina trending for four-star quarterback Bailey Hockman

Four-star pro-style quarterback Bailey Hockman from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., was once considered to be favoring the home-state Georgia Bulldogs as his college destination. The class of 2017 prospect got an early crystal ball prediction for Florida State, followed by several for the home-state Dawgs. (Carolina Blue)

Search begins for North Carolina's top 2017 football prospect

Three of the candidates for the state's No. 1 ranking have already made verbal commitments to North Carolina - Jones, Lawler and Melton. A fifth major in-state prospect joined that trio last week when Durham Riverside defensive tackle Jordan Riley committed. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Highlights of top 2018 running back Zamir White

Scotland County (N.C). running back Zamir White has emerged as one of the top talents in the 2018 class, picking up a bevy of early offers. The No. 1 running back and No. 2 overall prospect in the 2018 class, per 247Sports, already has 16 offers, including in-state offers from North Carolina and Duke and out-of-state offers from schools like Alabama, Georgia and Clemson, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Video: 2017 RB Adarius Lemons is all about loyalty

Adarius Lemons is a 6-foot-1, 185 pound running back out of Clearwater (Fla.). He is the No. 6-ranked running back in Florida and the No. 292 overall prospect in the country. (Inside Carolina)

4 UNC Football Commits In New Rivals250 Rankings

Rivals.com released its new top 250 for the class of 2017 on Tuesday afternoon and included are four prospects that have already committed to UNC. They are: OG Jonah Melton at No. 118; DE Jake Lawler No. 132; WR Ryan Jones No. 163; and WR Tyler Smith at No. 249. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

4-star recruit Adarius Lemons thinks he's the best 2017 running back in Florida

Clearwater running back Adarius Lemons thinks he's the best 2017 running back in talent-rich Florida. "I don't see nobody beating me," he told SB Nation's Bud Elliott at this weekend's Orlando regional camp for The Opening, the popular Nike event. "Nobody. That's how it is. That's how it's going to be." (SB Nation)

Class of 2017 coming together for UNC football

A big Junior Day visit last Wednesday brought together five of the six 2017 UNC commits along with many other recruiting targets. It was an invitation-only event for UNC football recruiting. Jonah Melton, Tyler Smith, Ryan Jones, J.T. Cauthen, and Jake Lawler all attended. They hung out at the Kenan Football Center before making their way to the Dean Dome for the game against Duke. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC QB signee Chazz Surratt flies for windmill dunk

It is always good to have high-level athletes on your team. Change of direction, quick leaping ability, and the overall explosiveness are all indicators of an elite athlete. North Carolina is getting one in 2016 quarterback signee Chazz Surratt. The Parade All-American Player of the Year will not only play on UNC's football team, but will also be a preferred walk-on for Roy Williams' Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)

Why it matters that UNC is off to hot start in 2017 football recruiting

North Carolina already has seven commits for the Class of 2017, including five from the ESPN Junior 300. Four are from North Carolina. As Gerry Hamilton pointed out after defensive tackle Jordon Riley committed last week, this is extremely significant for the Tar Heels. "Winning helps in every aspect of the program, but definitely in recruiting," coach Larry Fedora said. (ESPN.com)

Chazz Surratt's athletic accolades well deserved

North Carolina quarterback signee Chazz Surratt was named the Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year, Associated Press state Player of the Year, and Parade Magazine put him on the short list of ten finalists for the magazine’s annual Player of the Year Award. Surratt accepted the awards with graciousness and humility, a reflection of his character on and off the field. (Shelby Star)

UNC dominating in-state football recruiting

Larry Fedora is taking full advantage of UNC Football’s best season in almost 20 years. Scan the 2017 state of North Carolina Top Football Recruit Rankings and the only color you’ll see is Carolina Blue. According to the 247Sports Composite State of North Carolina Rankings, five of the top 13 prospects in 2017 are verbally committed to UNC. (247 Sports)

Ranked No. 5 nationally, UNC's 2017 football class is off to a great start

With the addition of three star recruit Jordon Riley on Thursday, UNC now has six commits for the 2017 class. Riley is rated as the No. 16 strong-side defensive end in the country. The Durham product becomes the fifth in-state commit for UNC this cycle. After Riley's commitment UNC's 2017 class is ranked No. 5 in the country, per the 247Sports Composite team rankings. (Carolina Blue)

Commit Analysis: 2017 DL Jordon Riley

Early Thursday evening, class of 2017 defensive lineman Jordon Riley committed to North Carolina. He becomes the sixth pledge for the Tar Heels this cycle and the fifth in-state commit. "Riley is a big, strong defensive lineman with great length at 6-foot-6. He plays with aggression in the trenches and fights through contact at the line of scrimmage to penetrate the backfield." (Carolina Blue)

DT Jordon Riley Joins UNC's 2017 Class

North Carolina continued its early 2017 recruiting success on Thursday with a verbal commitment from Jordon Riley. Riley, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound defensive tackle from Durham (N.C.) Riverside, selected UNC over scholarship offers from Auburn, East Carolina, NC State, Old Dominion, Tennessee, and Wake Forest. (Inside Carolina)

UNC reaping rewards in football recruiting for 2015 success on the field

A question I was asked multiple times leading into last Wednesday's national signing day was how big an impact North Carolina's success in 2015 would make on this year's recruiting class. "Minimal'' was my answer because the majority of the Class of 2016 that signed last week had already made up their minds to become Tar Heels well in advance of the 11-game win streak and Coastal Division title that highlighted the season. (Fayetteville Observer)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Jeremiah Gemmel2017 OLB
Traivon Leonard2017 CB
Marcus McKethan2017 OT

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