UNC WR commit Korey Banks will take official visits to UNC, Alabama, South CarolinaNorth Carolina commit Korey Banks picked up two SEC offers this week, from Alabama and South Carolina, and now he’ll visit both schools in January. Banks, a 3-star wide receiver from Sandy Creek High School (Tyrone, Ga.), told SEC Country that he has scheduled an official visit to Alabama on Jan. 22 and South Carolina on Jan. 29. He will officially visit UNC on Jan. 15. (SEC Country)
Video: Nate Craig-Myers InterviewRivals.com national recruiting director Mike Ferrell caught up with 5-star WR Nate Craig-Myers to discuss his recruitment, which includes his interest in the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Korey Banks “still 100 percent committed” to UNC after picking up Alabama offerUNC wide receiver commit Korey Banks reported an offer from Alabama Sunday, but the recent news does not have him rethinking his commitment at the moment. Banks, a 3-star prospect from Sandy Creek High School (Tyrone, Ga.), told SEC Country that he didn’t flinch about his standing with the Tar Heels. “I’m still 100 percent committed to North Carolina," Banks said. (SEC Country)
Video: Greg Ross' senior season highlights2015 season highlights of UNC commitment and Potomac High School (Oxon Hill, MD) safety Greg Ross.
Video: Logan Byrd's senior season highlights2015 season highlights of UNC commitment and Veterans High School (Kathleen, GA) quarterback Logan Byrd.
Top WR recruit Nate Craig-Myers has three top schools, UNC among them, until he insists he doesn'tThe trend of top college recruits offering up a short list of their favorite schools as an integral part of the recruiting process is, by its very nature, a bit much. Still, what just unfolded with 5-star wide receiver recruit Nate Craig-Myers went yet further....On Monday, Rivals.com reported that Craig-Myers had limited his future college options to a triumvirate of potential schools: Auburn, Ole Miss and North Carolina. (USA Today)
Transfer linebacker J.B. Copeland good to go, admitted to UNCJunior College transfer J.B. Copeland informed CarolinaBlue on Wednesday that he has been admitted to North Carolina and is set to report on January 8th. The 6-3, 225-pound outside linebacker played one season at New Mexico State before transferring to Navarro Junior College. Copeland was considered a tentative commit until all his paperwork and application went through. (Carolina Blue)
How UNC's football commitments fared at the Shrine Bowl of the CarolinasThe Tar Heels had four commits in the game and defensive end Marlon Dunlap made up for a lackluster week of practice with an excellent showing in the game...Linebacker commit Jonathan Smith finished the game with three tackles while running back Jordon Brown averaged more than seven yards per touch. Tight end Garrett Walston finished the game with one catch for seven yards and also did a nice job as a blocker. (Rivals.com)
JuCo LB J.B. Copeland Signs with UNCJuCo linebacker J.B. Copeland signed a National Letter of Intent with North Carolina Wednesday morning. “I’m really, really excited to finally sign and get that under my belt,” Copeland told IC shortly after sending his NLI to UNC. “I’m really excited to get up there in January. I’m very honored by the opportunity and excited about the situation that I’m going into.” (Inside Carolina)
Video: Breaking Down UNC's Football Recruiting ClassNational Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn joins the Scout Recruiting Show to breakdown the North Carolina Tar Heels' recruiting class including the top players already committed and the top targets still left on the board. Who are the top commitments that North Carolina already has?
Dexter Lawrence commits to ClemsonClemson landed its highest-rated prospect for the 2016 class Monday afternoon in five-star Wake Forest (N.C.) defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence. Lawrence announced the decision at his high school, picking the Tigers over hometown NC State, Alabama and more top programs. He visited NC State as recently as last weekend. (Anderson Independent Mail)
Logan Byrd ready to start college career at North CarolinaUNC quarterback commit Logan Byrd had a signing ceremony Thursday in the school cafeteria on his next-to-last-day of class at Veterans, beginning a whirlwind month that will take him from Houston County to Los Angeles to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. "It's crazy," Byrd said. "The rest of my friends are going to still be in high school and I'll be seven hours away doing my own thing." (Macon Telegraph)
Linebacker Jonathan Smith signs LOI to UNCSenior linebacker Jonathan Smith announced his pledge to the UNC in August before Scotland’s first regular season game, but left the door to his commitment slightly ajar in case he experienced second thoughts. The 6-1, 230-pounder slammed that door shut Wednesday during a signing ceremony at Scotland Motors in Laurinburg, inking his National Letter of Intent to join the Tar Heels. (Laurinburg Exchange)
Chazz Surratt a finalist for Parade national player of yearEast Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt is among 10 finalists for the Parade Magazine All-America team national player of the year. Surratt has 16,593 career offensive yards, breaking the 13-year-old record of 16,590 set by former Independence quarterback Chris Leak. Surratt ends his career with 10,770 passing yards and 136 touchdowns. (Charlotte Observer)
WR Rontavius Groves commits to North CarolinaSpeedy class of 2016 wide receiver Rontavius Groves (Nashville, TN/Pearl Cohn) committed to the Tar Heels on Saturday. A 5-11, 175-pound recruit, Groves is being targeted by UNC for the A-Back position, similar to what Ryan Switzer now plays for the Tar Heels. "I decided to choose UNC because I'd have a great possibility at starting very early," Groves said. (247 Sports)