Top 2017 DE to make decision soonClass of 2017 defensive end Luiji Vilain (Alexandria, VA/Episcopal) told Ryan Bartow of 247Sports that he is down to a group of top schools and has a decision timetable. The 6-4, 240-pound prospects listed USC, Virginia Tech, UNC, Georgia, and Tennessee as the schools he will decide between in early June. Currently, North Carolina has eight players committed for the 2017 class. (Carolina Blue)
Many Continue to Pursue UNC RB Commit Adarius LemonsDespite his commitment to UNC, schools are still recruiting four-star running back Adarius Lemons. On Wednesday, Georgia and Florida made the stop at Clearwater (Fla.) High School. Lemons recently took a visit to Auburn, however, says it was a visit he had already planned with his teammates before he pledged to UNC. As of Wednesday, he has no more trips planned. (Scout.com)
4-Star UNC Football Commit Ryan Jones Plans to Visit TennesseeOnce the leader for four-star Class of 2017 recruit Ryan Jones, the Tennessee Vols appear to still have a chance. Despite the fact that the 6’2? 201-pound receiver has been committed to North Carolina for nearly three months. But he did have Tennessee as his top choice for a while, and Butch Jones is still pursuing him. According to Ryan Callahan of 247Sports, he still plans to visit Knoxville. (All For Tennessee)
Who's Holding Down the Top Spot for Highly-Regarded Florida Athlete Amari Carter?LSU, Clemson, Miami, Notre Dame and North Carolina are just some of the scholarship offers for Amari Carter. The Tar Heels had been the front-runner for a number of months, and remain a realistic landing destination with the spring evaluation period currently in full swing, but Carter says nearby Miami has made a move and is now holding down the top spot in his recruitment. (Scout.com)
Video: UNC football commits Ryan Jones, Jake Lawler Charlotte camp highlightsAnalysis from Adam Friedman on North Carolina Tar Heels commits Ryan Jones and Jake Lawler and their performance at the Rivals Camp Series stop in Charlotte.
UNC 'Definitely No. 1' for 2017 Three-Star Running Back Kameron DuncanLarry Fedora and UNC have already snagged a commitment from one of the Sunshine State's can't-miss talents at the running back position in Adarius Lemons, and are now sitting comfortably at the top for another Florida ball carrier in Kameron Duncan. "I'm very interested in North Carolina and I love everything about Chapel Hill," Duncan said. "As far as top schools, UNC is definitely No. 1." (Scout.com)
Video: UNC Football Recruiting Off To Fast StartRivals.com's Adam Friedman discusses UNC's fast start in recruiting for the class of 2017 complete with videos of some members of the class.
ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 among those pursuing 2017 safety Jonathan SutherlandFour-star defensive back Jonathan Sutherland’s scholarship offer list has grown to over 20. The Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal safety spoke with Scout about the latest developments in his recruitment. (Scout.com)
FSU adds Top 10 QB Bailey Hockman to 2017 recruiting classThe Florida State football team has offered a scholarship to at least 130 players in the country in the Class of 2017. But Jimbo Fisher has been selective with offering just any quarterback. Four-star lefty Bailey Hockman, one of just three quarterbacks offered by Fisher and considered a Top 10 player at his position, announced his intention to join FSU’s 2017 recruiting class on Sunday. (Tallahassee Democrat)
2016 JuCo CB Robert Morgan Commits to UNCNorth Carolina has made a late addition to its 2016 commitment list. Robert Morgan, a JuCo cornerback, verbally committed to UNC while officially visiting this weekend. Morgan, a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder, spent the past two seasons at Pasadena City (Calif.) JC. Before that, he prepped at Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian.
LB Malik Robinson Commits to UNCAs he foreboded, Malik Robinson verbally committed to North Carolina on Saturday during the “Freak Fest” junior day. Robinson, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Snellville (Ga.) South Gwinnett, selected UNC over offers from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech.
Former UNC Football Commit Kyran Bowman to Play Basketball at Boston CollegeOne year ago, Kyran Bowman was committed to play football at North Carolina. As he wraps up his senior year of high school, though, he’s preparing to play basketball at another ACC school. The 2016 point guard committed to Boston College on Thursday. Bowman pledged to the Tar Heels as a wideout in March 2014 and remained committed for over a year before deciding to quit football and focus on basketball. (ACC Sports Journal)
2017 4-Star QB Bailey Hockman Opens Up on Recruiting and Career Plans After FootballThe recruiting process has already proved to be eventful for 4-star quarterback Bailey Hockman. However, the Peach State product may do a little recruiting of his own after his playing days are over. That’s because he has eyes on becoming a sports agent after his time on the gridiron concludes. (Bleacher Report)
ACC, SEC schools on top for 2017 RB Javon LeakeJavon Leake had a tremendous junior season last fall. Now, he has several scholarship offers and three teams are at the top of the Greensboro (N.C.) Page's running back's list..“I have offers from North Carolina, NC State, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, East Carolina and Old Dominion," Javon Leake said. (Scout.com)
North Carolina gets surprise commitment from 4-star Florida RB Adarius LemonsFour-star running back prospect Adarius Lemons announced his commitment to North Carolina. The new Tar Heels pledge was reported by multiple sources Thursday evening, with new UNC assistant coach Chad Scott receiving credit for luring Lemons to his future home. The Clearwater High back instantly becomes the most high profile recruit in North Carolina’s Class of 2017. (USA Today)