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Tar Heels hoping to make a major statement with LB Dax Hollifield

North Carolina added a key piece to its 2018 recruiting puzzle earlier this month when 4-star linebacker Payton Wilson committed to the Tar Heels. Now, UNC’s coaches are looking to put the cherry on top with another in-state 4-star linebacker — Dax Hollifield of Shelby. Hollifield stands as one of UNC’s top uncommitted prospects in the 2018 class. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: UNC commitment, linebacker Payton Wilson at The Opening Regional

Hillsborough (N.C.) Orange four-star linebacker Payton Wilson committed to North Caroline earlier this month. This past weekend, he showed the skills that got him invited to The Opening Finals during Charlotte regional. Watch the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Wilson in highlights from the camp here. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC defensive end target Chris Collins sets decision date

Class of 2018 defensive end Chris Collins will announce his college decision on Monday at 3:30 PM. The 6-5, 212-pound recruit from Richmond, Virginia. has a top four of Louisville, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Collins, the No. 41 weak-side defensive end in the 2018 football recruiting class took a two-day unofficial visit to North Carolina starting on April 18. (Carolina Blue)

QB Brandon Harris Signs With UNC

North Carolina has signed quarterback graduate transfer Brandon Harris to a scholarship agreement. A native of Bossier City, Louisiana, Harris played three seasons at LSU (2014-16) and has one season of eligibility remaining. He is scheduled to join the Tar Heels this summer after fulfilling his graduation requirements from LSU. (GoHeels.com)

4-star QB-turned-WR Jordyn Adams explains 1 thing about every school in his top 5

At UNC, Jordyn Adams says he is close with Tar Heels wide receivers and recruiting coordinator Gunter Brewer. But he’s got strong family ties in Chapel Hill, too — Adams’ father, Deke Adams, was hired as UNC’s defensive line coach in January. The coach was on Larry Fedora’s initial UNC staff in 2012, and he went on to coach at South Carolina and East Carolina before returning to UNC. (SB Nation)

247Sports Take: Payton Wilson, arguably the nation's top LB, commits to UNC

Perhaps the best linebacker in the country just committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Hillsborough (NC) Orange Top247 recruit Payton Wilson announced for UNC on Monday, choosing the hometown favorite over Clemson, Ohio State and Virginia Tech among others. 247Sports ranks the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Mitchell as the nation’s No. 2 outside linebacker and No. 37 recruit overall. (247 Sports)

Payton Wilson On Why He Chose The Tar Heels

Payton Wilson, a 4-star linebacker from Orange County High School in Hillsborough, NC, committed to UNC on Monday afternoon. On the major factor for Carolina - If I wasn’t playing sports I’d want to go to school there, and that was a big thing for me. And I really like JP (defensive coordinator John Papuchis), JP was my favorite coach throughout the recruiting process. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC LB Commit Payton Wilson Junior Season Highlights

New UNC football commit Payton Wilson, one of the top linebacker recruits in the nation, shows off his skills not only as a 4-star defender, but as a punt returner, receiver, and running back as well. View Video...

New UNC commit Dyami Brown of West Meck named top performer at Rivals 3-Stripe Camp

Four Charlotte-area players were named top performers at the Rivals 3-Stripe camp at Hough High School Sunday. The camp brought together some of the best high school football prospects from the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia. Award winners include West Mecklenburg junior wide receiver Dyami Brown. Brown is considered a top 10 athlete recruit nationally and has committed to UNC. (Charlotte Observer)

Four-star LB Payton Wilson commits to UNC

UNC has landed a commitment from four-star linebacker Payton Wilson of Hillsborough, NC (Orange HS). Wilson is ranked as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the 2018 class. Wilson becomes the Tar Heels third commitment for this cycle after picking UNC over a top four of Clemson, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech. Wilson announced his commitment during a ceremony at his high school on Monday. (Carolina Blue)

UNC football recruiting: Tre Turner names North Carolina in his top 10 schools

A few days ago, four-star athlete Tre Turner dropped his list of top 10 schools, and North Carolina was among them. A native of Greensboro, Turner has been heavily recruited by the ACC, with NC State, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Louisville also included on his list. Ole Miss, Oklahoma University, Tennessee, and South Carolina make up the rest of the schools in contention. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC sticks out early on for 2020 DE Desmond Evans

Defensive end Desmond Evans (6-6, 200) said UNC still leads N.C. State among his six early offers. "UNC is so fun," Evans said. "I've been to see coach (Larry Fedora) four times in his office. He's so calm and keeps me motivated." East Carolina, Appalachian State, Kentucky and Charlotte have also offered. Evans is one of the top 2020 recruits in the Carolinas. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Land Four-Star Athlete Dyami Brown

West Mecklenburg High wide receiver Dyami Brown, a rising senior, has committed to play college football at North Carolina. Brown, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, is the state’s top-ranked receiver in the class of 2018. He can play multiple positions, including receiver and defensive back. Brown chose the Tar Heels over Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. (Charlotte Observer)

West Meck brothers share talents that have college football recruiters drooling

While many high school students hit the beach for spring break, or spent a few days sleeping in, West Mecklenburg High’s Khafre and Dyami Brown took unofficial recruiting visits to Alabama, Michigan and Ohio State. The brothers, who are wide receivers at West Meck, received scholarship offers from those colleges earlier this year. UNC was the first to offer them scholarships. (Charlotte Observer)

Four-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams discusses top 5

Wide receiver Jordyn Adams released a top five of Alabama, Clemson, LSU, UNC, and Ohio State on Wednesday. Adams plans to announce a decision at The Opening Finals in July (at the earliest) or on Oct. 18, his birthday (at the latest). The Cary (N.C.) Green Hope four-star recruit spoke on each contender. Adams' father, Deke Adams, is the defensive line coach at UNC. (Carolina Blue)

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Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jordyn Adams2018 WR
Dyami Brown2018 ATH
Avery Jones2018 OT
Jace Ruder2018 QB
Chris Collins2018 DE
Matthew Flint2018 LB
Cade Fortin2018 QB
DeAndre Hollins2018 CB
Devon Lawrence2018 RB
Trey Morrison2018 CB

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