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Tar Heels offer big Virginia tackle Josh Ball

North Carolina offered 2016 offensive tackle Josh Ball (Fredericksburg, VA/Stafford) on Friday night per Evan Watkins of VTScoop and confirmed by Ball on Saturday. Ball is a 247Sports Composite three-star prospect. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound prospect has offers from Virginia Tech, South Carolina, West Virginia, Penn State, Maryland, Duke, and Virginia, among others. Ball was a full participant at UNC's 2014 Freak Show in Kenan Stadium on June 21st. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Corey Bell's senior season highlights

2014 season highlights of UNC commitment and Hough High School (Cornelius, NC) cornerback Corey Bell. (Hudl.com)

Two UNC Football Recruits Set to Enroll in January

UNC got a pair of key football recruits firming up plans for enrollment in January. William Sweet, a 6-7, 275 lb offensive tackle from Jacksonville, Florida, is a four star recruit ranked 22nd at his position and 234th overall by Scout.com. In addition to Sweet, UNC had three start linebacker Andre Smith, also from Jacksonville, sign for early enrollment. Smith, a 6-0, 220 lb player is ranked 28th at middle linebacker by Scout.com. (Tar Heel Blog)

2015 OL William Sweet sticks with UNC

LSU made a strong run at North Carolina commit William Sweet but the three-star offensive tackle made a big statement on Thursday when he signed his financial aid agreement with the Tar Heels. Sweet visited LSU three times since the end of May with his latest visit on Nov. 7 for the Alabama game. Les Miles made his in-home visit with Sweet last Thursday but despite the Tigers’ push he decided to stick with North Carolina. (Geaux247)

2015 LB Andre Smith reaffirms commitment to UNC

Class of 2015 linebacker Andre Smith (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy) reaffirmed his commitment to North Carolina on Thursday. The 6-foot-0, 230-pound prospect picked UNC over Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Miami. Smith, a 247Sports Composite three-star, originally committed to the Tar Heels on October 15, 2013. (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2016 QB Shane Buechele

North Carolina has offered 2016 quarterback Shane Buechele (Arlington, Texas/Lamar). Buechele is a 6-foot-2, 182-pound dual-threat quarterback. He is a 247Sports Composite four-star prospect Buechele has seven offers from Kentucky, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU Texas, Texas Tech, and now North Carolina. UNC quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendork is leading the recruitment of Buechele. (Carolina Blue)

OL Mason Veal to Enroll Early

Enrolling early has been an objective for North Carolina pledge Mason Veal for quite some time. He learned that he’d be able to actually achieve that goal during this weekend’s official visit. “It’s a done deal,” the 6-foot-6, 291-pound offensive lineman from Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell said. “I’ll be there Jan. 7. I actually got the paperwork [on Sunday], so I’ve got to work on that. I’m working on housing." (Inside Carolina)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

New Bern QB/S Mike Hughes rushed for 273 yards and accounted for seven touchdowns in defeating Wilmington Hoggard 49-14 in the regional round of the NCHSAA 4A playoffs. UNC QB Commit Nathan Elliott passed for 262 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in Celina's 41-34 win over Sweetwater in the quarterfinals of the Texas UIL 4A D2 playoffs. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Four-star tight end Chris Clark's top five

Class of 2015 tight end Chris Clark (Avon, CT/Avon Old Farms) de-committed from Michigan on Tuesday, December 2nd. Shortly after, the 6-foot-6 prospect released his top five schools via twitter. The list includes the Wolverines, North Carolina, USC, UCLA, and Texas. Clark took an unofficial visit to North Carolina this past weekend with his family. Clark's mom, who had not been previous visits to Chapel Hill, was part of this most recent trip. (Carolina Blue)

2016 RB, former UNC commitment Antonio Williams chooses Wisconsin

Considering his offer list and the early time frame, North London (N.C.) North Stanly 2016 running back Antonio Williams will go down as one of the bigger commitments for Wisconsin in recent memory and perhaps further than that. (Badger 247)

Six official visits by UNC football recruits this weekend

CarolinaBlue can confirm that North Carolina is hosting six players this weekend for their official visits. Class of 2015 Tar Heel commits Mason Veal, Carl Tucker, and Ty'Son Williams will be in Chapel Hill along with top 2015 targets Chris Hart, Keith Washington, and Jason Strowbridge. (Carolina Blue)

Scout Spotlight: Jalen Dalton

Who is Jalen Dalton? The Tar Heel commitment is a four-star prospect, a Top 200 national prospect, and a "tenacious pass rusher." Get to know the N.C. defensive end in in the latest edition of the Scout Spotlight series. (Inside Carolina)

Scout Spotlight: UNC QB Commit Nathan Elliott

Meet Nathan Elliott. The Tar Heel quarterback commitment is a cerebral player that excels at improvising in the pocket and is a running threat. Get to know the Texas native in the latest edition of the Scout Spotlight series. (Inside Carolina)

Charlie Heck commits to UNC - Coach Quotes

Charlie Heck, the brother of current UNC offensive tackle Jon Heck, has committed to North Carolina. Heck is a 6-foot-7, 250-pound class of 2015 jumbo athlete out of Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri. UNC is recruiting him as an athlete with hopes for him to play tight end and grow into an offensive tackle. Heck's father is the offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. (Carolina Blue)

Jumbo Athlete Charlie Heck Commits to UNC

North Carolina has added a jumbo athlete to its 2015 verbal commitment list in Charlie Heck. "It is true, I am so excited," confirmed Heck, a 6-foot-7, 240-pounder who played tight end and defensive end for Rockhurst (Mo.). Heck helped lead his team to the MSHSAA Class Championship on Saturday. As his senior film began to make its rounds recently, he received scholarship offers from Air Force, Indiana, and Kansas State. However, when UNC offered, he quickly accepted. (Inside Carolina)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
Korey Banks2016 ATH
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Nolan DeFranco2016 DE
Luke Elder2016 OT
Tomon Fox2016 DE
Tyrone Hopper2016 OLB
Jay Jay McCargo2016 OG

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