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2017 4-Star DT Xach Gill Commits to UNC

UNC has landed a commitment from 2017 defensive tackle Xach Gill (Wake Forest, N.C.). The 6-5, 270-pound interior lineman committed to UNC over Virginia Tech and offers from Miami, N.C. State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA, and Vanderbilt. Gill becomes UNC's 16th commit for the 2017 class. He joins fellow UNC defensive line commits Jake Lawler and Jordon Riley. (Carolina Blue)

Sage Surratt reopens recruitment

Sage Surratt has decided to reopen his college recruitment. The Lincolnton senior verbally commitment to Harvard on Oct. 11. However, he’s now considering three in-state ACC schools along with Harvard, adding Duke, the North Carolina, and Wake Forest to his list. “North Carolina is my home...and if there’s a chance I can stay and play here, I want to do that." (Gaston Gazette)

UNC Football Commitment Brian Anderson Sets The Record Straight

Brian Anderson wants to set the record straight: The 3-star, 2017 offensive lineman from Montgomery, AL, is fully committed to North Carolina. He’s not interested in any other school, contrary to a report earlier this week that had him suggesting Auburn could potentially swoop in and steal him from the Tar Heels and that he was going to visit a couple of SEC schools. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: RB Michael Carter Senior Season Highlights

Senior season highlights of 2017 North Carolina running back commit Michael Carter (Navarre, FL). View Video...

Decision imminent for QB Malik Zaire

Notre Dame will know if it needs to game plan for Malik Zaire by next week. According to the former Irish quarterback’s father, Imani Zaire, his son will likely choose between Wisconsin and North Carolina by Tuesday at the latest. Zaire took visits to Madison and Chapel Hill last week, first to Wisconsin and second to North Carolina. “He likes them both,” Imani said. (Scout.com)

Michael Carter Named Florida Class 6A Mr. Football

All season long, (2017 UNC RB signee) Michael Carter's statistics jumped off the page. The Florida Dairy Farmers Association took notice and Carter was named the Class 6A Mr. Football 2016 on Tuesday. Carter, who plays for Navarre High, rushed for 2,536 yards and scored 45 touchdowns in his senior season on his way to an appearance in the 6A state semifinals. (Pensacola News Journal)

Report: Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire narrows transfer list to two

Former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is down to Wisconsin and North Carolina for transfer options, according to Irish247's Tom Loy who, citing sources, believes the Badgers are the front-runner. North Carolina's staff sees Zaire as an ideal fit and would fill an immediate need for the Tar Heels if quarterback Mitch Trubisky leaves for the NFL Draft. (Carolina Blue)

JuCo OL Kelby Wickline Flips Commitment from UNC to West Virginia

Offensive lineman Kelby Wickline has flipped his commitment from North Carolina to West Virginia. Wickline, who was once enrolled at WVU, transferred to junior college in order to play in the fall and reclassify as a 2017 recruit. He committed to UNC last month, but flipped his pledge this afternoon. His father is current WVU offensive coordinator Joe Wickline. (247 Sports)

Cornerback Traivon Leonard flips commitment from UNC to Auburn

Auburn has added another piece to the 2017 recruiting class. Thee-star cornerback Traivon Leonard of West Palm Beach (Fla.) Oxbridge Academy has de-committed from North Carolina and committed to the Tigers. “I just really like everything about Auburn,” Leonard told told AuburnUndercover. “I feel like it’s the best place for me.” The move did not come as a huge surprise. (247 Sports)

UNC RB Signee Michael Carter Excited About The Next Phase

Michael Carter is ready to be a Tar Heel. With Navarre (FL) High School falling in the state semifinals after he turned in a spectacular season, Carter is turning his focus to enrolling at North Carolina on Jan. 8 and diving into UNC football. The 3-star running back will graduate in about 10 days, but will return to Navarre in the spring and walk with his class at the school’s graduation ceremony. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC reportedly leads for 2017 athlete C.J. Cotman

This weekend, 2017 athlete C.J. Cotman visited Chapel Hill and it sounds like the visit went well for the Tar Heels. In fact, it went so well that Cotman even said the Tar Heels were the favorites to land him. Cotman spoke with Inside Carolina on his trip and had nothing but good things to say. He told IC that UNC “never gave up on him” and that it wasn’t over until he signed the papers. (Keeping It Heel)

Jeremiah Gemmel receives regional Defensive Player of the Year honors

Jeremiah Gemmel, the four-year starter for East Coweta, closed out his high school career with some amazing stats in 2016, including 101 tackles, 13 for a loss and four sacks. He also finished with six blocked kicks. For his effort, Gemmell, who has verbally committed to play college football at the University of North Carolina, shares Region 2-AAAAAAA Defensive Player of the Year honors. (Newnan Times-Herald)

Scotland County RB Zamir White named N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year

Scotland County junior Zamir White (UNC offer) is the N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year. White led Scotland to a 14-1 record and a berth in the N.C. 4A state semifinals. He finished the season with 189 carries for 1,774 yards and 26 touchdowns. White has maintained a 3.17 GPA in the classroom. He has volunteered as a motivational speaker at local elementary schools. (Charlotte Observer)

Former UNC DT commit Kyree Campbell chooses Florida

2016 UNC DT commit Kyree Campbell announced Saturday that he has committed to the University of Florida. Campbell, who was visiting Florida this weekend, also considered Penn State, Temple, James Madison and Pittsburgh. Campbell played this season at Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) after UNC notified him in early June that the school had denied him admission. (Inside NoVa)

Antwuan Branch named Offensive MVP in Tennessee East vs. West All-Star Classic

Kenwood running back Antwuan Branch ran for 89 yards and scored two touchdowns to help lead the West to a 45-21 win over the East in the Toyota East vs. West All-Star Classic on Friday at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium. Branch was the West team's Offensive MVP. Branch, a North Carolina commitment, scored on a pair of 7-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter. (Nashville Tennessean)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Jeremiah Gemmel2017 OLB

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