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DB target Jayvaughn Myers down to 2, says package deal 'a possibility'

It's come down to Auburn or North Carolina for Jayvaughn Myers. The four-star cornerback at Pasco High School in Dade City, Florida, will announce his commitment to the Tigers or Tar Heels on National Signing Day next week. Myers (6-1, 185) took his official visit to Auburn Jan. 15 but has not been to North Carolina since last summer. He told AL.com Thursday night he has yet to make up his mind. (AL.com)

Fedora, Chizik to go in-home with K.J. Sails

According to a CarolinaBlue source, UNC head coach Larry Fedora and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik will have an in-home visit with 2016 cornerback target K.J. Sails (Gibsonton, FL/East Bay) on Thursday. Sails, a 5-11, 170-pound recruit, is coming off a Sunday-Monday official visit to North Carolina and canceled his Maryland official visit for this weekend. (Carolina Blue)

UNC QB commit Chazz Surratt gets jersey retired

East Lincoln High School senior Chazz Surratt is on his way to UNC -- and it's for certain he'll now always be remembered at his home. Surratt had his jersey No. 12 retired on Wednesday. The UNC commit will play quarterback for the Tar Heels after de-committing from Duke. He said his reason for backing out on Duke -- the Heels will let him play both football and basketball. (FOX 46 Charlotte)

Source: Nate Craig-Myers down to two

According to a CarolinaBlue source, UNC is in the top two for 247Sports Composite four-star wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers. The 6-2, 205-pound prospect is ranked as the No. 5 wide receiver and the No. 6 player from the state of Florida for the 2016 class. Craig-Myers recently canceled his official visit to Ole Miss, essentially eliminating the Rebels. As of Tuesday, he is considering Auburn and North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

Video: North Carolina Commitment J.B. Copeland Highlights

Watch North Carolina Tar Heels commitment J.B. Copeland. Check out his exciting highlight reel. (Scout.com)

Chazz Surratt wins 2015 Solomon Award as NC High School Player of the Year

It is with great honor that the staff of NCPreps.com announce the winner of the 2015 Arnold R. Solomon Award for the North Carolina High School Football Player of the Year to quarterback Chazz Surratt of East Lincoln High School selected by NCPreps.com. Surratt, a 6-2 200-pound senior has been an outstanding student-athlete for the Mustangs. (NC Preps)

2016 DE Allen Cater down to two

Class of 2016 defensive end Allen Cater is down to two schools. The 6-5, 245-pounds prospect from Kennesaw, Ga. tweeted out that he has narrowed his choices down to Arkansas and North Carolina. CarolinaBlue confirmed with Cater that these are his remaining two choices. (Carolina Blue)

UNC official visit plans change due to weather

The winter storm which ripped through North Carolina also affected the Tar Heels' recruiting efforts. According to sources, UNC had scheduled four official football visits for this weekend. Flights and driving conditions forced the staff to great creative. If everything goes as planned UNC will move back each visit a couple of days. (Carolina Blue)

UNC, Brewer going all-in for Craig-Myers

North Carolina wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer is not only a talented teacher of the receiver position, but a hard-working recruiting ace. With National Signing Day less than two weeks way, the Tar Heels are working to secure a few more targets to compete their 2016 pull. One big time UNC target is 2016 wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers out of Tampa Catholic. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Nolan DeFranco's senior season highlights

2015 season highlights of UNC commitment and West Orange High School (Winter Garden, FL) defensive end Nolan DeFranco. View Video...

WR Nate Craig-Myers lists UNC in top three

As the recruiting season heats up, the North Carolina Tar Heels received some good news on Wednesday. Four-star wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers trimmed his list down to three teams and the Tar Heels made the cut. Along with UNC, Craig-Myers listed Auburn and Ole Miss in his three, giving the Tar Heels some major SEC competition to land the recruit. (Keeping It Heel)

Fedora, Scott go in-home with DE Allen Cater

UNC head coach Larry Fedora and and defensive line coach Tray Scott made an in-home visit to see 2016 defensive end Allen Cater (Kennesaw, GA/Mount Paran Christian School) on Wednesday night. Cater is a 6-5, 245-pound recruit from Georgia. He was at UNC last weekend for an official visit. This is the second visit from Coach Scott to Cater's home in a week. (Carolina Blue)

UNC stocking up on linebacker talent in 2016 recruiting class

The Tar Heels have addressed needs at linebacker very well in the 2016 class, and still have a big fish or two out there who could add to an impressive group. The four man linebacker class includes a pair of early enrollees -- junior college outside linebacker J.B. Copeland and inside linebacker Jonathan Smith. The prospect with the highest ceiling might well be Tyrone Hopper out of Roswell, Georgia. (ESPN.com)

Defensive Back Patrice Rene Commits to UNC

In a true chain reaction, Patrice Rene became a Tar Heel commitment. Rene officially visited UNC over the weekend, Charlton Warren visited Rene’s parents in Ottawa on Monday, Rene withdrew his Rutgers commitment on Tuesday morning, and now he has pledged to the Tar Heels. Rene, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound cornerback from Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal, foreshadowed the switch from Rutgers to UNC. (Inside Carolina)

UNC adds "physical" defensive back, Patrice Rene

New North Carolina defensive back commit Patrice Rene is exactly what UNC and Coach Warren are looking for in the secondary: Long, physical, talented, and smart. Ranked as the No. 40 cornerback and No. 11 prospect in Virginia, Rene completes UNC's desire for a safety for the 2016 class. Listed as a corner, the Tar Heels like Rene for the safety spot. He is a legit built 6-2, 190-pounds. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Ryan Jones2017 WR
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Allen Cater2016 DE

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