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UNC felt more like home than Kentucky for Jason Strowbridge

Now that Deerfield Beach defensive end Jason Strowbridge has committed to North Carolina, his biggest worry until National Signing Day is finding the right wardrobe for Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Strowbridge announced via Twitter on Monday he was going to be a Tar Heel and, in turn, ended his association with Kentucky. Strowbridge committed to Kentucky in September after mulling over several options. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

2015 DE Jason Strowbridge flips commitment to UNC

Class of 2015 defensive end Jason Strowbridge (Deerfield Beach, FL) is a Tar Heel per a message on the prospect's personal twitter account. The 6-foot-4, 247-pound prospect flipped to UNC from Kentucky. Strowbridge at been a Wildcat commit since September 20th. He is the 20th commit for North Carolina in the 2015 class. (Carolina Blue)

OL Breakdown: Best of the 2015 class (two UNC commitments included)

Nastiest – Tommy Hatton While size, athleticism and film is all important, mentality may be the most important offensive lineman trait and Hatton has the mentality that you want....3-star that could play like a five-star – Charlie Heck Every year there’s an NFL draftee that grew into an offensive lineman after playing some skill position much of his high school career. In the 2015 class, that prospect could end up being North Carolina commit Charlie Heck. (247 Sports)

Video: William Sweet's senior season highlights

2014 season highlights of UNC commitment and First Coast High School (Jacksonville, FL) offensive tackle William Sweet. View Video...

UNC trending for 2015 DE Jason Strowbridge

You can always use pass rushing defensive ends in a recruiting class and North Carolina could be closing in on flipping one. Sources indicate that the Tar Heels are "feeling very good" about their chances of landing defensive end Jason Strowbridge (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), who currently is committed to Kentucky. (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 8th grade wide receiver

North Carolina has offered class of 2019 wide receiver Blake Hinson (Daytona Beach, FL/Warner Christian Academy), per Demetric Warren of VarsityPreps.com. That's right, class of 2009. He is an 8th grader. UNC is the first school to offer, but likely not the last. At 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, Hinson already has elite wide receiver size. (Carolina Blue)

Bryce Love commits to Stanford

Running back Bryce Love (Wake Forest, N.C./Rolesville) publicly announced his verbal commit for Stanford over North Carolina and Virginia Tech at a press conference Friday afternoon at his high school. The four-star prospect is ranked as the nation's No. 6 all-purpose running back and the No. 8 recruit in North Carolina in the 2015 class by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings. (247 Sports)

2015 RB Bryce Love to announce commitment Friday

Wake Forest High School running back Bryce Love will announce his college commitment on Friday afternoon during a press conference at his high school. At 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, Love is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com. Love is believed to be considering offers from East Carolina, North Carolina, Stanford and Virginia Tech, but he also has offers from Appalachian State, Arkansas, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Wisconsin. (High School OT)

UNC Football Recruiting Roundup

UNC secured two commitments last week from tight end Jake Bargas and safety Prentice McKinney. Both players flipped from their original commitments and are now part of the 2015 North Carolina recruiting class. With those two spots filled, UNC turns its attention to a number of other prospect to complete the 2015 class. UNC currently has 19 commits. The magic number seems to be 23 for the 2015 cycle. Here are some of the known potential remaining targets: (Carolina Blue)

UNC QB commitment Nathan Elliott recaps official visit

Class of 2015 North Carolina quarterback commit Nathan Elliott (Celina, TX) took his official visit to UNC the weekend of January 16th and came away infatuated with the university. "It was amazing," Elliott told CarolinaBlue a couple of days after his visit. "The best thing about it was being able to meet the other guys I'm going to be there with and start building those relationships which are really important. It was a really good time though." (Carolina Blue)

Scout Spotlight: Aaron Crawford

Get to know future Tar Heel defensive tackle Aaron Crawford in the latest edition of the Scout Spotlight series. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Jake Bargas' senior season highlights

2014 season highlights of UNC commitment and St. Andrews School (Boca Raton, FL) tight end Jake Bargas. (Hudl)

Flip Watch For UNC Football Recruits

Outside of its addition Wednesday night, North Carolina’s 2015 recruiting class is as firm as can be expected a couple of weeks before Signing Day. Much of the certainty with the Tar Heels’ class is attributed to its record amount of early enrollees. Nearly half of its current class, including its two highest ranked members Jalen Dalton and William Sweet, at the moment is likely either sitting in a UNC classroom or studying in their Chapel Hill dorms. (Inside Carolina)

2015 Football Recruiting Flips Fill UNC's Needs

In one week UNC was able to flip two 2015 recruits to the Tar Heels and in the process fill two areas of need. Coming off official visits to North Carolina, tight end Jake Bargas (Boca Raton, FL) and safety Prentice McKinney (Dallas, TX) both became Tar Heels shortly after returning home. Bargas, who was committed to Wake Forest, de-committed from the Demon Deacons on Sunday night before committing to the Tar Heels Monday evening. McKinney flipped from Notre Dame on Wednesday night. (Carolina Blue)

Safety Prentice McKinney flips commitment from Notre Dame to UNC

Safety Prentice McKinney (Dallas/South Oak Cliff) flipped his verbal commitment from Notre Dame to North Carolina Wednesday night. McKinney took to Twitter to self-report the information. "I've officially decided to flip my commitment to The University of North Carolina Tar Heels — P.Mckinney (@LilP_JustCool) January 22, 2015" The three-star prospect is ranked as the nation's No. 26 safety and the No. 59 recruit in Texas in the 2015 class by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings. (247 Sports)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Korey Banks2016 ATH
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Nolan DeFranco2016 DE
Marlon Dunlap2016 DT
Luke Elder2016 OT

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