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UNC Lands Auburn RB Transfer Stanton Truitt

Auburn graduate transfer Stanton Truitt (Monroe, Ga.) has committed to North Carolina. Truitt will play running back and in the slot for the Tar Heels. He has two years of eligibility remaining and is eligible to play right away. Truitt (5-9 185) was one of the fastest athletes at Auburn with 4.4 speed. Truitt chose UNC over offers from FAU, Nevada, SMU, Miami, Kansas State and Virginia Tech. (Carolina Blue)

2017 Kicker Noah Ruggles Commits to UNC

North Carolina has added a kicker to its 2017 football recruiting class. Before concluding his official visit, Noah Ruggles verbally committed to the Tar Heels. A couple of days prior to arriving in Chapel Hill for his official visit, UNC offered Ruggles, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound kicker from Lutz (Fla.) Steinbrenner. Vanderbilt had also offered. He officially visited Nashville last weekend. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels make offer to kicker Noah Ruggles

Wednesday night, Noah Ruggles, a 6’3” kicker from Odessa, FL, made clear that the Tar Heels think he might be the guy to step into Nick Weiler’s role. Ruggles is rated as the No. 5 kicker in the 2017 class. By offering Ruggles, the Tar Heels are signaling that they’re willing to use a scholarship slot on a kicker they like, and it’s a good bet that UNC has a backup offer in mind. (Tar Heel Blog)

2018 CB D.J. Crossen decommits from UNC

2018 cornerback D.J. Crossen has decommitted from North Carolina. The 6-2, 180-pound recruit from Greensboro, N.C. announced the news via his personal twitter account on Thursday. Crossen admitted much of the reason for decommitting was because UNC defensive backs coach Charlton Warren left Carolina for Tennessee. "Coach Warren leaving played a big role in it." (Carolina Blue)

Malik Robinson reaffirms commitment to UNC Football

Three-star linebacker Malik Robinson reaffirmed his commitment to UNC Wednesday. Robinson, a 6’0”, 223 pound linebacker from Snellville, Georgia initially committed to the Tar Heels over Louisville, Indiana, Mississippi State, Missouri, and Auburn. But after his official visit to UNC a few weeks ago, Robinson made clear that he was still planning to visit Indiana and Missouri. (Tar Heel Blog)

A 6-3 cornerback named Speed?

Three-star cornerback Ameer Speed is in demand nationally and, really, who wouldn’t want a cornerback named Speed? Speed, from Jacksonville Sandalwood, has excellent size (6-3, 195 pounds) and a final five of Georgia, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon and Virginia Tech. Speed visited UNC this past weekend and has official visits set to Georgia this weekend and Oregon on January 27. (Gridiron Now)

2017 RB Timothy Jordan commits to Tennessee

Running back Timothy Jordan (Bartow, Fla.) took to Twitter on Monday indicating a verbal commitment to Tennessee. Jordan said he picked the Volunteers for many reasons. "I chose Tennessee because the school is surrounded by people who love football and I feel that they can make me a better person and player," Jordan said. (GoVols247)

UNC football recruiting: Nine days and counting until National Signing Day

UNC football recruiting status for the 2017 class as of Monday, January 23: Early enrollees: 7 Committed, but unsigned: 12 Commitments looking shaky: 1. Malik Robinson visited Indiana this weekend. He does continue to tweet about UNC. Don’t interpret “shaky” as “gone.” (Tar Heel Blog)

2017 ATH Dazz Newsome names Tar Heels in his top three

Last week we reported that 2017 athlete Dazz Newsome had decommitted from the University of Maryland while on his official visit with the Tar Heels. It was big news for UNC’s chances to bring the three-star recruit to Chapel Hill. Now things are beginning to take shape as Newsome released his top three schools. Among those to make the cut are North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia Tech. (Tar Heel Blog)

4-Star QB Tanner McKee Excited To Get Offer From UNC

Distance won’t matter to Tanner McKee when he chooses where he will attend college and play football. A 4-star quarterback from Corona, CA, McKee received an offer from UNC on Wednesday, a day after Tar Heels’ quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf flew to see him work out. As far as McKee is concerned, the possibility of playing on the other side of the country won't be an issue. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Update on 2017 UNC WR Commit Tyler Smith

According to class 2017 North Carolina wide receiver commit Tyler Smith (Powder Springs, Ga.), there is a good chance that he will grey shirt. He is ranked as the No. 53 wide receiver in the 2017 class and the No. 360 overall prospect. A grey shirt is when incoming college freshman postpones his enrollment in classes until the second term of his freshman year. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's New DB Coach Already On The Recruiting Trail

Terry Joseph, North Carolina’s new secondary coach, is already on the recruiting trail. Joseph, who served in the same role at Texas A&M for the previous three seasons, contacted UNC safety target Caleb Rozar on Tuesday to make his introduction and to discuss the scheduling of an in-home visit next week. Joseph was Nebraska’s secondary coach in 2012-13. (Inside Carolina)

Lincolnton's Sage Surratt commits to play football for Wake Forest

Sage Surratt will be moving from the black and gold of Lincolnton high school to the same colors in college after deciding this weekend he'll play football at Wake Forest. Surratt chose Wake Forest over Duke, Harvard and UNC and will only play football for the Deacons after considering playing football and basketball collegiately. Surratt originally committed to Harvard in September. (Gaston Gazette)

OL Jordan Tucker Commits to North Carolina

Jordan Tucker announced a commitment to North Carolina, a day after officially visiting the school. Tucker, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive lineman from Roswell (Ga.), had official visits scheduled to South Carolina and Mississippi State later this month. Those trips have since been canceled. Tucker had also been in contact with Auburn, Louisville, and Virginia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

WR Beau Corrales Commits to UNC

Beau Corrales verbally committed to UNC on Sunday, before concluding his official visit to the school. "It really is just the whole package," Corrales said. "You're not going to get a better education with as good as football as they have. It just felt like home." Corrales, a 6-foot-4, 203-pound wide receiver from Georgetown (Texas), selected UNC over Arizona State, Indiana, Iowa, Utah, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia. (Inside Carolina)

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
Beau Corrales2017 WR

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