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What Michael Carter brings --- in his own words

New North Carolina running back commit Michael Carter is a unique football talent. Not huge, Carter is quick with elite straight-line speed. Carter explains how he expects to be utilized at UNC and what he will bring to the offense: "I had a really long talk with Fedora," Carter said. "He wants to use me in between the tackles, outside the tackles, and at the receiver spot." (Carolina Blue)

2017 RB Michael Carter Commits to UNC

Class of 2017 running back Michael Carter is a Tar Heel. The 5-8, 190-pound recruit from Florida announced his commitment to UNC via a message on Periscope Monday. "I would like to commit to the University of North Carolina," Carter said. Carter becomes UNC's 14th commit for the 2017 class and the second running back, joining fellow Sunshine State speedster Adarius Lemons. (Carolina Blue)

2018 Athlete Alan Tisdale Talks UNC Offer

Alan Tisdale, a 6-3, 206-pound athlete from Page H.S. in Greensboro, NC, visited UNC for last week’s Freak Show in hopes of making an impression on the coaching staff. The rising junior did just that, as he received an offer from the Tar Heels’ staff several days after the annual event. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

LB Jeremiah Gemmel Commits to UNC

Jeremiah Gemmel verbally committed to North Carolina on Saturday night, two weeks after attending Fedora's Freak Show. Gemmel, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker from Sharpsburg (Ga.) East Coweta, selected the Tar Heels over scholarship offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee. Gemmel is the second Georgia linebacker to commit to UNC. (Inside Carolina)

2017 OL Billy Ross sets decision date

Huntington (W.V.) three-star offensive lineman Billy Ross has set a decision date of August 1st, he indicated via his Twitter. Ross is thought to be deciding from a handful of schools. UNC and Tennessee are tied at the top of his list and Florida State is also receiving consideration. He has most recently visited the Tar Heels and Volunteers. He last saw FSU in late May. (Carolina Blue)

WR Tre Turner In No Rush To Make His Decision

Rising junior Tre Turner is being recruited by some schools to play basketball and others to play football. Eventually, he’s going to have to make a decision. What will he choose? "I haven't chosen between the two yet," Turner told THI. Turner, who has a football offer from North Carolina, is a 6-4, 175-pound wide receiver for Northwest Guilford H.S. in Greensboro, NC. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

2017 WR OrTre’ Smith includes North Carolina in his top 5

Tar Heels football recruitment is going strong as top prospect OrTre' Smith has announced that North Carolina is in his top 5 that also includes Clemson, USC, Florida, and Georgia. The four-star recruit is ranked the third-best athlete in the nation, and is the top player out of South Carolina. He also ranks 242nd on ESPN's top 300 list. (Tar Heel Blog)

2017 RB Michael Carter gets tips from NFL star, plans to commit on July 4

It’s been a busy nine months for Navarre’s Michael Carter — who has been recovering from a torn PCL — but that could all pay off well starting in July. The speedy playmaker is one month from being cleared for full-contact football and plans to commit on July 4 to one of the 19 schools who have offered him a scholarship to play NCAA football. (Pensacola News Journal)

2018 athlete Tre' Turner: Two sports, one special talent

Tre' Turner loves sports. He lives them, breathes them and even eats them when he isn't hitting up his family’s restaurant, Boss Hog’s Bar-B-Que. Turner’s first infatuation was basketball, following his brother and 2014 NBA first-round draft pick P.J. Hairston on the AAU circuit when he was just a month old. Though that fire is still burning strong 16 years later, another has kindled: football. (Greensboro News & Record)

5-Star ATH Devon Hunter Unveils Top 11 Schools

After teasing his Top 11 by revealing several schools earlier in the week, five-star athlete Devon Hunter rolled out complete list on Friday. Hunter, who's ranked as the nation's No. 4 overall prospect and No. 3 athlete, is eyeing programs from the ACC, Big Ten and SEC. (Campus Insiders)

Larry Fedora building North Carolina’s football profile

On Friday, North Carolina made the top 11 for Devon Hunter, a safety from Chesapeake, Va., who is one of the top players at his position in the 2017 class. Tre Shaw — a cornerback out of Ellenwood, Ga., who is rated a four-star recruit by all major services — trimmed his list to four on the same day, and UNC made the cut along with Auburn, Clemson and South Carolina. (Today's U)

Never Any Doubt For UNC Football Commitment Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson knew where he wanted to go to college the moment he was offered a scholarship by North Carolina. He wanted to be a Tar Heel. But the UNC staff, with his recruitment led by offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic, the man Anderson will learn the most from when he gets to school, wanted the Montgomery, AL, native to check out other schools and find out what others have to offer. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Caleb Rozar buying into Chizik, UNC’s defensive philosophy

The Tar Heels were bound to attract high-profiled defenders with the latest uptick in UNC's defensive production and the future got a bit brighter with the recent verbal commitment from 2017 defensive back Caleb Rozar. The Tar Heels’ infatuation with big, rangy corners coincides with Rozar’s 6-foot-3, 190-pound framework as well as his athleticism on the line and in coverage. (Today's U)

UNC Among Standouts for 4-star DB Tre Shaw

Auburn has one cornerback committed (Malcolm Askew) but the Tigers still need at least two more in the 2017 class. Tre Shaw of Georgia is one potential target.Shaw already has visited Auburn several times. "It's just a great place, all around," he said. Who else stands out? According to Shaw, Clemson, North Carolina and South Carolina. (247 Sports)

Commits Highlight Saturday's Freak Show

Of the many different activities that make Fedora’s Freak Show the most entertaining offseason event for UNC’s football program, prospects stepping forward at the end of the evening pledging their commitment to becoming Tar Heels is easily the night’s highlight. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Top UNC Football Recruits
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Avery Jones2018 OT
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR

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