Video: 4-star QB Tyler Shough Discusses Tar Heels, The Opening FinalsChandler (Arizona) Hamilton four-star quarterback Tyler Shough talks about his whirlwind June, his commitment to North Carolina, and The Opening at The Opening Finals.
Jordyn Adams breaks down UNC and Clemson, ready to make a decisionJordyn Adams is ready to put it behind him.The 4-star 2018 Cary (NC) Green Hope wide receiver will announce his decision Monday, July 3rd at Nike’s The Opening Final. "Clemson is a high-profile program in football and baseball. I've got an opportunity to play early at North Carolina. At Clemson, I could play early also, but at North Carolina, it's just more of a family atmosphere." (TigerNet)
Shough, Adams among top performers on day one of The OpeningI'm not sure anyone throws a deep ball with more touch than Tyler Shough. That was what really jumped out in day one. Shough recently committed to UNC. I felt like Jordyn Adams was the most impressive wide receiver. It's all against air, no defenders and so the guys with fluidity and natural ball skills stand out. In my eyes no one was more fluid and smooth than the UNC lean. (247 Sports)
UNC commits, targets set for Nike's The OpeningThe Opening, Nike's elite high school football camp, begins this week in Beaverton, Ore. Fans of North Carolina football will have a few prospects in Oregon to keep an eye on. Class of 2018 linebacker commit Payton Wilson and quarterback Tyler Shough are participating along with top wide receiver target Jordyn Adams and top offensive tackle target William Barnes. (Carolina Blue)
Two UNC Football commits attending Nike’s The OpeningThe nation’s best football recruits will be traveling to Nike’s Headquarters in Beaverton, OR, for the top non-university sponsored recruiting event The Opening. The Opening features a number of events for recruits, including position drills and a 7-on-7 tournament. Two UNC football commits will be attending: Quarterback Tyler Shough and linebacker Payton Wilson. (Tar Heel Blog)
Five-star RB Zamir White commits to GeorgiaIn the end, it came down to where Zamir White felt most comfortable. The five-star running back from Laurinburg, N.C., a 6-foot-1, 220-pound ball of speed and explosiveness, decided that his talents were best suited for life in Athens rather than any of the nation’s other top programs. That includes the likes of Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and North Carolina, his other finalists. (USA Today)
Two-sport star Jordyn Adams flashes talents at Cary Prospect Development PipelineA rising senior at Green Hope High School in Cary, Jordyn Adams was a wide receiver turned quarterback that turned back to receiver. In the process, he has received 18 offers to play at the collegiate level, 16 of which were dual offers in both baseball and football. He has narrowed that list down to UNC and Clemson, a decision he plans to make July 3. (MLB.com)
Zamir White commitment ceremony previewClass of 2018 running back Zamir White is set to make his college announcement on Tuesday, June 27. White is the No. 1 running back and the No. 6 overall recruit in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. Nicknamed "Zeus", the Laurinburg, N.C. product will announce his decision at 12:00 PM in the Scotland County High School Cafeteria. (Carolina Blue)
North Carolina to host Rivals250 WR in JulyIt's commitment season and that isn't lost on Rivals250 wide receiver Daniel George. The Oxon Hill, Md. star is nearing a commitment and it could come in about a month. George is doing his due diligence even though most people believe Penn State will eventually land his commitment. Maryland, Virginia Tech, and UNC have the best chance to pull him away from the Nittany Lions. (Rivals.com)
4-star Offensive Tackle Williams Barnes Closest With UNC, FloridaLater this week numerous top prospects will make their way out west to compete in the Nike Opening showcase. One of the top recruiting targets involved is Apopka (Fla.) offensive tackle William Barnes. The 6-foot-4, 312-pounder participated in UNC’s Freak Show Camp. Barnes has visited UNC several times and has family ties to the school with his mother graduating from there. (247 Sports)
UNC football reviving recruiting pipelineLook for North Carolina to continue to identify some of the best football recruits in Virginia. After all, two of top defensive players on the UNC roster right now hail from the Northern Virginia area with defensive back M.J. Stewart from Yorktown High School and defensive end Malik Carney – their sack leader a season ago with 5.5 – out of Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School. (ACC Sports Journal)
10 things to know about the Zamir White decisionZamir White will make his decision at noon on June 27, his mother’s birthday. What else is there to know about White’s decision? A conversation with Scotland County (Laurinburg, N.C.) coach Richard Bailey provided a lot of this information. It will be announced from the Scotland County High School cafeteria. Look for him to have hats on the table and literally pick the best fit. (Dawg Nation)
4-star WR Jordyn Adams sets announcement date4-star 2018 wide receiver Jordyn Adams from Cary, N.C. (Green Hope HS) will announce his college decision between North Carolina and Clemson on July 3 according to his Twitter account. Most recruiting pundits have him picking his in-state Tar Heels despite multiple visits to Tigertown. Both school's spread offenses fit Adams' skillset with making big plays in the open field. (TigerNet)
Florida OL Ethan White Had Blast At Freak ShowEthan White had a full day this past Saturday. A native of Clearwater, FL, White was in the Research Triangle checking out Duke in the morning and UNC in the afternoon and later at night for the Freak Show, which he was a participant. A 6-5, 315-pound offensive tackle in the class of 2019, White has offers from UNC, Duke, Louisville, Purdue and Iowa State among others. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Video: UNC QB Commit Tyler Shough InterviewOn this edition of the Rockin’ Refuel Recruiting Roundup, Jordan Hamm is joined by Hamilton quarterback and recent North Carolina commit Tyler Shough. The newly-committed quarterback talks about his commitment and getting to attend The Opening later this month.