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2017 Recruiting: Fedora Follows Recruits on Twitter

UNC head coach Larry Fedora went on a twitter following spree the last few days. The accounts he followed: Class of 2017 high school recruits. Tuesday, Sept. 1st is the first day colleges can start contacting prospects through twitter. Based on Fedora's twitter, UNC has identified many of their top targets and are laying the groundwork for the recruitment period. Check out some of the names that Fedora has followed in the last couple of days: (Carolina Blue)

Scout 100 RB Khalan Laborn discusses top 5

Khalan Laborn is one of the most sought-after prospects in the country. The 2017 four-star Virginia running back has a top five and gave Scout the latest. ”My top five – in no order – is Florida State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Ohio State and Georgia,” Khalan Laborn said. “But I’m still open to other schools.” He gave a quick thought on each school. North Carolina: “That’s where I’m from, so it’s close to home. They also produce great running backs.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Recruit Weekend Scoreboard

UNC running back commit Jordon Brown (Southern Durham HS) scored four rushing touchdowns en route to 214 yards on 29 carries. He also caught four passes for 20 yards. Future Tar Heel linebacker Jonathan Smith (Scotland County HS, Laurinburg, NC) "wreaked havoc on the Patriots' offense" in a 42-13 defeat of Charlotte Independence. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Targeting Charlotte Kicker

North Carolina doesn’t plan to sign a kicker within the 2016 class. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t add to that position’s depth chart prior to the 2016 season. One of the Tar Heels’ top kicking targets: Jonathan “JD” Dellinger. “They offered me a preferred walk-on [spot] a couple of weeks ago,” Dellinger said. “What they told me was, ‘Come, sit a year, and then potentially be the guy after one year and I’d earn a scholarship.’” (Inside Carolina)

UNC remained loyal to top Georgia OL despite injury

When Luke Elder suffered a knee injury during LaGrange High School’s spring scrimmage, he was unsure what kind of effect it would have on his recruitment. But the 3-star tackle, who committed to UNC in June, says the Tar Heels remained loyal. “Even then, before anything else had happened, they were up there for me and I was up there for them,” Elder told the AJC. “They just believed in me.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Can Momentum Bring UNC 5-star football commitments?

North Carolina landed a pair of commits last Friday, and also received a visit from an in-state five-star prospect. Now with inside linebacker Jonathan Smith and running back Jordon Brown on board, do the Tar Heels have a shot on Wake Forest (N.C.) High defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence or Havelock (N.C.) High outside linebacker Keion Joyner? (Scout.com)

Scout Spotlight: Greg Ross

In this exclusive Scout Spotlight video, you'll see what makes UNC commitment Greg Ross a valuable addition to the future of the Tar Heel secondary. The key word? Versatility. The video provides an in-depth look at Ross, a three-star defensive back from Oxon Hill (Md.) Potomac, in just 60 seconds. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Commitment Jordon Brown Made Comfortable Choice

Southern Durham all-purpose back Jordon Brown made the comfortable choice when he committed to the Tar Heels. UNC is the school that Brown visited most frequently during his recruitment. When Brown committed to UNC a week ago, turning down fellow finalists Wake Forest and South Carolina, he said yes to a school that has been there right from the start. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

5-star DT Dexter Lawrence will cut list soon

Dexter Lawrence is getting closer to narrowing his list of schools. The nation’s 10th-ranked prospect spoke with Scout about where he is in the recruiting process. ”I’ll probably release my top 10 sometime in mid to late-September,” Lawrence said. When asked which schools were pursuing him the hardest, Lawrence mentioned Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State and Tennessee. (Scout.com)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC commit Chazz Surratt tied his own Lincoln County record with six touchdown passes. He completed 16-of-25 passes for 276 yards with an interception. UNC receiver commit Roscoe Johnson caught two touchdown passes (30 and 78 yards). Find out how the rest of UNC's football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Surratt's six TDs help defending state champion Mustangs hammer Huskies

For a team that’s won two state titles in the past three seasons, East Lincoln coach Mike Byus and star quarterback Chazz Surratt still saw room for improvement. Surratt completed 16 of 25 passes for 276 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. Surratt, who committed to play football for the University of North Carolina in 2016 this summer, tied his own county record for TD passes in a single game. (Gaston Gazette)

No. 1 Dexter Lawrence is a rare football talent

Rare. Elite. Stud. Monster. Those are words some of the nation’s top recruiting analysts have used to describe Dexter Lawrence. And apparently a majority of the nation’s Football Bowl Subdivision coaches agree since almost half of them have offered the Wake Forest defensive tackle scholarships. That includes six of the programs ranked among the first 10 in The Associated Press’ final Top 25 poll, starting with national champion Ohio State. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels on Top for 2018 QB James Foster

6-foot-3, 193 pound sophomore quarterback James Foster, out of Montgomery (Ala.) Sydney Lanier, can throw and run. He calls himself a "dual-threat" quarterback. Foster said, "I can throw it like Jeremy Johnson (Auburn) and I can run it like Deshaun Watson (Clemson)." Mississippi State and North Carolina have offered Foster a scholarship. He is hearing from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Kentucky. UNC is on top. (Inside Carolina)

UNC football commitment Noah Turner excited about role in his high school offense

Noah Turner is having the time of his life this summer. Carmel's preseason camp and 7-on-7 passing competitions have never looked so good to the 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior tight end who has verbally committed to North Carolina. The reason? He played 11 games last fall for Carmel (7-4) and caught all of 13 passes. This summer, during camp and 7-on-7s, more than 13 are being thrown his way every workout. (Chicago Tribune)

ACC football team recruiting rankings update

With the season fast approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the current class of 2016 recruiting in the ACC. The highest ACC team in the national team recruiting rankings is Florida State at No. 3 according to the 247Sports Composite. The Miami Hurricanes are a few spots behind the Seminoles at No. 10. The third team in the ACC team recruiting rankings at No. 22 nationally, is Duke. And UNC is fourth in the ACC at No. 24 nationally. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Ryan Jones2017 WR
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Adarius Lemons2017 RB
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB

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