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Incoming OL Tommy Hatton Is Driven

Incoming Tar Heel offensive lineman Tommy Hatton is consumed by his goals. He’s too young to remember the Four Horsemen or probably even WCW but Tommy Hatton is channeling Arn Anderson right now. He’s right in the middle of an early ’90s Saturday morning wrestling promo disguised as a phone interview and his words and passion are coming rapid fire. “I feel like the one thing that makes me stand out the most is I have a chip on my shoulder at all times,” Hatton says. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels stockpiling offensive line talent

North Carolina's offense sputtered at times last season, due in part to inconsistency and lack of depth along the offensive line. But those issues should start disappearing in the near future due to some impressive recruiting by the Tar Heels. UNC continued a streak of landing highly rated blocking prospects over the weekend when offensive tackle Jay-Jay McCargo from Alexandria, Virginia, made a verbal commitment to the Tar Heels. (Fayetteville Observer)

2016 WR/RB Jordon Brown hearing from three the most (video)

Southern Durham WR/RB Jordon Brown says he's hearing from Duke, UNC and Wake Forest the most. (247 Sports)

Jay-Jay McCargo: Athletic and versatile

CarolinaBlue spoke with Bishop O'Connell head football coach Colin Disch to get more information on UNC's newest commit Jay-Jay McCargo. In speaking with Disch, who has been on the staff for McCargo's entire career, it is clear the Tar Heels landed a good one. Beyond his athleticism, which Disch raves about, McCargo is a hard worker, a leader, and a good person off the field. The superlatives were countless. (Carolina Blue)

Four-Star OL Jay-Jay McCargo Commits to UNC

Jay-Jay McCargo gave North Carolina its highest ranked verbal commitment to date for the 2016 class on Saturday. McCargo, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive lineman from Arlington (Va.) O’Connell, selected UNC over a scholarship offer list that included Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, California, Clemson, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Miami, UNC, NC State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. (Inside Carolina)

UNC in top five for QB Jawon Pass

Class of 2016 dual-threat quarterback Jawon Pass (Columbus, GA/Carver) released a top five on his personal Twitter account. The Tar Heels made the cut along with Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, and Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound signal caller is a 247Sports Composite four-star prospect and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. (Carolina Blue)

2016 QB Chazz Surratt commits to Duke

David Cutcliffe has his quarterback in the Class of 2016. Chazz Surratt announced today at a press conference at his school that he would be attending Duke, choosing the Blue Devils over offers from North Carolina, Vanderbilt, NC State and others. (Blue Devil Lair)

2016 QB Chazz Surratt to make college commitment on Tuesday

Chazz Surratt has narrowed his list of future college football destinations to four. On Tuesday, he’ll tell everyone which is No. 1. East Lincoln’s dynamic two-sport athlete will give his verbal commitment to either Duke, North Carolina, Vanderbilt or Wake Forest at the end of the school day on Tuesday, the junior told the Lincoln Times-News in a text message Sunday. Surratt will make his announcement in front of the student body at 2:40 p.m., he said. (Lincoln Times-News)

2016 RB Robert Washington sets decision date and time

Class of 2016 247Sports Composite four-star running back Robert Washington (Huntersville, NC/Southlake Christian Academy) will announce his college decision on Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 PM at Ascending Faith Church in Dallas, North Carolina. Washington has released a top six of Alabama, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Syracuse, and TCU. (Carolina Blue)

Keion Joyner Blog: Visits, relationships with coaches and more

Keion Joyner is the No. 1 linebacker and No. 5 overall prospect in the 247 Composite National rankings for 2016 and is one of the most feared hitters in the country. "Right now my top four are, in no order, LSU, North Carolina, Texas A&M and Florida State. I don’t really know what my plan is as far as deciding, but, for now, I’m just focusing on getting better and taking visits. I’ve gotta give Duke its props on winning the national title, but I can’t say that I was happy about it. When it comes to college basketball I’m a big UNC fan." (USA Today)

What 2016 OL Jay-Jay McCargo would mean to UNC

Currently, North Carolina is in the driver's seat for talented offensive lineman (and all-name team candidate) Jay-Jay McCargo (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell). The predictive expert vote on 247Sports Crystal Ball agrees. The Tar Heels are sitting currently with 67 percent of the vote and a commitment could come in the near future, perhaps on a visit to Chapel Hill, which is expected to be next weekend. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Commit Tyler Pritchett: "A barrel-chested, powerful kid"

Class of 2016 offensive guard and UNC commit Tyler Pritchett (Auburn, AL) fills the interior lineman need for the Tar Heels' upcoming recruiting cycle. Barton Simmons, Director of Scouting at 247Sports, spoke on what he sees in the 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman. "Alabama has been home to some really good interior offensive linemen the last few years and Pritchett is one of the best in the state this year," Simmons detailed. "He’s a thick, barrel-chested, powerful kid and that power and punch is what sets him apart." (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels recruiting DT Kyree Campbell the hardest

North Carolina is recruiting Woodbridge, Va. defensive tackle Kyree Campbell the hardest. The 6-foot-5, 311-pound Campbell is up to 34 offers and said in addition to North Carolina being the school recruiting him the hardest, he also grew up a Tar Heel basketball fan. Campbell is currently ranked by 247Sports Composite as the No. 29 defensive tackle in the country. Currently the 247Sports Crystal Ball only has predictions slotted for Ohio State. (Carolina Blue)

Alabama OL Tyler Pritchett Commits to UNC

Sight unseen, Tyler Pritchett verbally committed to North Carolina on Monday evening. "I'm happy to be a Tar Heel," the 6-3, 275-pound offensive lineman from Auburn (Ala.) told Inside Carolina. He chose UNC over more than 20 other offers, including Clemson, Cincinnati, Florida, Mississippi State, Missouri, and South Carolina. The commitment was made despite the lack of a Chapel Hill visit. The absence of a visit wasn't for a lack of trying. (Inside Carolina)

QB Logan Byrd's skill set is a fit at UNC

In what seemed to be an unexpected commitment, North Carolina picked up a verbal commitment last week from quarterback Logan Byrd (Kathleen, Ga./Veterans). If you are the Tar Heels, there’s a lot to like about the 6-foot-3, 229-pound Byrd in terms of his raw skill set and how he fits into the UNC offense. ??Byrd isn’t a burner, but is a bit of a sneaky-good run threat at the high school level. That’s good enough to make defenses respect him in the Tar Heels tempo offense down the road. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Korey Banks2016 ATH
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Nolan DeFranco2016 DE
Marlon Dunlap2016 DT
Luke Elder2016 OT

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