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Analysis: 2018 UNC QB Commit Tyler Shough

Tyler Shough becomes commit No. 6 for the Tar Heels in the 2018 cycle and the fourth to hold a four-star grade per the 247Sports Composite. 247Sports ranks Shough as the nation’s No. 9 quarterback, No. 1 recruit in Arizona and No. 218 prospect overall. Shough’s upside along with North Carolina’s track record at developing the position makes this a very exciting situation. (247 Sports)

Tar Heels Land Elite 11 QB Tyler Shough

UNC made a national recruiting splash on Thursday. Tyler Shough, a 6-5, 195-pound quarterback from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton, committed to the Tar Heels while in Chapel Hill on Wednesday for a campus visit and participation in UNC's camp. He announced the decision publicly once he returned home. Shough picked UNC over offers from South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, and Florida State. (Inside Carolina)

What to watch for at Fedora's Freak Show this year

Not long after becoming UNC's football coach, Larry Fedora founded a tradition designed to be the centerpiece of the summer recruiting season: the Freak Show. The Freak Show is a Saturday night gathering of as many Tar Heel prospects as the staff can gather. Here area few key uncommitted recruits to watch out for: RB Zamir White, LB Dax Hollifield, WR Jordyn Adams. (Tar Heel Blog)

Sun Valley quarterback picks up North Carolina offer

Sun Valley quarterback Sam Howell, a rising junior, got an offer from UNC Wednesday. Howell, 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, participated at team camps at Clemson and Notre Dame last weekend. The Tar Heels were his 14th offer. Last season, Howell was named Southern Carolina offensive player of the year for the second time and he’s a two-time Union County player of the year. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC hosting basketball, football recruits this weekend

As the Tar Heels open up their football summer camp over the weekend, they are set to host a big recruit on Sunday. Class of 2018 five star running back Zamir White is set to visit the school just a few weeks ahead of his big decision. UNC will also be hosting a point guard in the 2019 recruiting class. According to Carolina Blue, point guard Jeremiah Francis will also be on campus for a visit. (Keeping It Heel)

Patton Wright set to walk on for UNC football team

Recent Patton graduate Josh Wright will go from playing one year of varsity football in high school last fall to walking onto the UNC team this fall. Wright recently finished up paperwork with the Tar Heels after finding out that playing for them might be an option on May 26. Wright was an All-Burke County honorable mention selection who also earned All-Northwestern 3A/4A Conference honors. (Morganton News Herald)

Meet Jace Ruder, the small-town QB that's blowing up

Once a college coach lands at the airport in Denver, he still has close to a five-hour drive before he arrives at Norton (Kan.) High to see quarterback Jace Ruder. And that’s likely your best option unless you want to dig deep into your recruiting budget to fly into the Hays, Kan., population 20,000. Then your commute is only 90 minutes. (247 Sports)

Five-star RB Zamir White visiting UNC

North Carolina's biggest football recruiting target in the 2018 class will be at UNC on Sunday, a source told CarolinaBlue. Five-star running back Zamir White (Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County) will be making the trip to Chapel Hill just weeks before he is set to make his college decision on June 26. White has a top four of Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, and UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels back in the running for 5-star QB Justin Fields

The decommitment of Kennesaw, Ga., 5-star quarterback Justin Fields from Penn State opened up the sweepstakes for one of America’s top signal-callers in the 2018 class. UNC is one of many schools, including Georgia, Auburn and Florida, vying for Fields’ commitment. One of the biggest feathers in UNC’s cap is Mitch Trubisky; the quarterback went No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Football Recruiting Update: Richardson, Walker, Crossen

On Wednesday, the Tar Heels football team received a commitment from 2018 three-star defensive back Bryson Richardson. 2018 four-star running back Ronnie Walker, from Hopewell, Virginia, has listed the Tar Heels among his final 10 schools. Three-star defensive back D.J. Crossen announced that he has moved his announcement date to Thursday night. (Keeping It Heel)

2018 QB Jace Ruder to visit Tar Heels

Kansas quarterback Jace Ruder decommited from the University of Tulsa over the weekend and has opened up his recruitment. The three-star quarterback out of Norton, Kansas made the announcement and is ready to take some unofficial visits. Ruder plans to take a visit to Chapel Hill this June, along with visits to Florida State and Georgia also coming this summer. (Keeping It Heel)

2018 Safety Bryson Richardson Commits to UNC

North Carolina has landed a commitment from 2018 safety Bryson Richardson (Buford, Ga.). A 6-0, 190-pound recruit, Richardson visited UNC on Wednesday and becomes the Tar Heels' fifth commit for the 2018 class. Richardson held offers from Louisville, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, N.C. State, West Virginia, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Maryland, among others. (Carolina Blue)

UNC among several football recruits' top choices

This is the season for college football recruits to begin narrowing their list of top schools. Over the Memorial Day Weekend, UNC landed in the top 11 for three-star Florida receiver Jeshaun Jones. On Sunday, three-star cornerback DeAndre Hollins listed UNC in his top 8. Also on Sunday, UNC was listed in the top 10 for four-star defensive end/tight end Jayson Oweh. (Keeping It Heel)

WR Tyler Smith Decommits from UNC, Chooses Colorado State

The Colorado State Rams nabbed four-star wide receiver Tyler Smith from McEachern High School in Georgia. In his sophomore season, the McEachern standout totaled 48 catches for 936 yards and 15 total touchdowns. Smith verbally committing to North Carolina, but once he decommitted earlier in the week, Mike Bobo and the Rams jumped on the chance. (BSN Denver)

Recent offers lead 2018 QB Jace Ruder to reopen recruitment

A string of unexpected opportunities helped reopen the recruitment of Norton QB Jace Ruder. After giving Tulsa a verbal commitment in December, scholarship offers from some of the top programs in the country continued to roll in, much to the surprise of the dual-threat signal caller. Florida State, UNC and Georgia recently extended offers, while Iowa offered in February. (Hays Daily News)

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