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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)

UNC football recruiting: 2018 QB Jace Ruder decommits from Tulsa

The Tar Heels are very much in the market for a new quarterback now that Mitch Trubisky has turned pro with the Chicago Bears. A plethora of options on the roster and a few more guys in the recruiting process doesn’t seem like a enough for them. They have also enticed quarterback Jace Ruder to decommit from the University of Tulsa this weekend. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels, Tigers battle for 4-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams

4-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams is down to Clemson and UNC. The 6-2, 175-pound Adams is a playmaker extraordinaire. He played quarterback his junior season and produced 1,800 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns. The Tar Heels have one significant factor working in their favor — the presence of Adams’ father, Deke, on the UNC coaching staff. (ACC Sports Journal)

Ready to go: Brian Anderson preparing to play center at UNC

Brian Anderson played a few positions at Montgomery Catholic. Offensive tackle. Guard. Even some fullback. Center wasn’t one of them, but that’s where North Carolina has him slated to play in his first year there. Anderson is scheduled to report June 13 to Chapel Hill. “They just see that as a really good role to fit in and adjust to the system," Anderson said. (Montgomery Advertiser)

UNC football recruiting: Defensive tackle Alim McNeill names North Carolin in his top 10

The Tar Heels are in contention for Alim McNeill as the defensive tackle announced his top 10 list of schools this week. On Thursday night, McNeill released a list that includes Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan, NC State, Penn State, South Carolina, UNC, and Virginia Tech. He made this decision after narrowing his options down from 35 different offers. (Tar Heel Blog)

Four-Star WR Jordyn Adams Down to UNC, Clemson

Class of 2018 four-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams has narrowed down his choices to two schools: North Carolina and Clemson. Adams previously had a top five that included Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, the Tar Heels and the Tigers. He plans to announced his college choice at the Nike Opening Finals in Beaverton, Ore. some time between June 28th and July 3rd. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football 2018 Recruiting: An Early Look

After a slow start to the 2018 football recruiting cycle, the Tar Heels have begun to heat up on the recruiting trail, most recently getting Monday’s commitment of Chris Collins, a 3-star recruit from Richmond regarded as the best defensive end prospect in Virginia. His commitment was preceded by commitments from 3 other elite recruits from within the Tar Heel state. (Tar Heel Blog)

Virginia Defensive End Chris Collins Commits to UNC

Chris Collins selected North Carolina over fellow finalists Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee, during a ceremony at Benedictine School on Monday. Collins, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound defensive end, is the lone out-of-state prospect on UNC's early class of 2018 commitment list. He joins a class that already included N.C. natives Dyami Brown, Avery Jones, and Payton Wilson. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels hoping to make a major statement with LB Dax Hollifield

North Carolina added a key piece to its 2018 recruiting puzzle earlier this month when 4-star linebacker Payton Wilson committed to the Tar Heels. Now, UNC’s coaches are looking to put the cherry on top with another in-state 4-star linebacker — Dax Hollifield of Shelby. Hollifield stands as one of UNC’s top uncommitted prospects in the 2018 class. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: UNC commitment, linebacker Payton Wilson at The Opening Regional

Hillsborough (N.C.) Orange four-star linebacker Payton Wilson committed to North Caroline earlier this month. This past weekend, he showed the skills that got him invited to The Opening Finals during Charlotte regional. Watch the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Wilson in highlights from the camp here. (Carolina Blue)

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Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jordyn Adams2018 WR
William Barnes2018 OL
Dyami Brown2018 WR
Antoine Green2018 WR
Avery Jones2018 OT
Jace Ruder2018 QB
Chris Collins2018 DE
Joshua Ezeudu2018 OL
Matthew Flint2018 LB
Cade Fortin2018 QB

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