Garrett Walston helped New Hanover High exceed expectations, is ready to start UNC careerThere were a lot of expectations around Garrett Walston and the New Hanover football program for the 2015 season....The Rivals.com three-star prospect met personal expectations, helping the team exceed what many thought was possible. Walston finished as the Mideastern Conference leader in receiving yards (933) and touchdowns (9) and is the StarNews All-Area offensive player of the year. (Wilmington Star News)
Semper Fi Bowl: Logan Byrd Talks Enrolling at UNC EarlyNorth Carolina quarterback commit, Logan Byrd talked with Scout about enrolling at UNC next week. (Scout.com)
Semper Fi Bowl: Jay-Jay McCargo InterviewScout 300 offensive guard and North Carolina commit Jay-Jay McCargo shares his official visit plans with Scout. (Inside Carolina)
Chazz Surratt named AP’s NC offensive player of yearEast Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt and Wake Forest defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence are The Associated Press high school football players of the year for North Carolina. Surratt, a senior committed to North Carolina, earned 10 votes as offensive player of the year from 18 high school writers and editors across the state in results released Thursday. (Charlotte Observer)
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)