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Tar Heels offer 2018 wide receiver Kevin Austin

In recent days, the Tar Heels have put a lot of focus into the 2018 recruiting class, extending offers to two prospects over the past week. They first offered four-star wide receiver Kevin Austin. The six-foot-three, 185-pound prospect is ranked 262nd in the national composite, coming in as the No. 44 wide receiver, and the No. 41 talent out of the state of Florida. (Tar Heel Blog)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

Mallard Creek wide receiver and UNC commit Ryan Jones had seven catches for 97 yards and a touchdown in a 35-20 rivalry win over Butler. UNC defensive end commit Jake Lawler had ten tackles, plus two for a loss and a strip sack, leading South Mecklenburg to a 34-10 win over East Mecklenburg. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

FL DB Randy Russell Surprised & Excited Over UNC Offer

Randy Russell got a surprise phone call Saturday from UNC assistant football coach Larry Porter, and he was delivering good news to the Carol City High School safety. Even though he hadn’t spoken to anyone from UNC prior to Saturday, Russell was extended a scholarship offer by Porter. The junior safety plans on attending UNC’s game at Miami on Oct. 15 plus taking a trip to UNC. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

RB Michael Carter shines in return, Navarre rolls

Michael Carter made it clear he hadn’t lost a step in the year since his season-ending knee injury. The North Carolina commit rushed for 149 yards and scored four touchdowns Friday to lead the Navarre Raiders to a 41-13 season-opening win at Catholic. It was a typical Carter performance, with the senior patiently letting his linemen set up blocks while eluding would-be tacklers for big gains. (Pensacola News Journal)

Navarre RB Michael Carter, a UNC commit, healthy for senior season

As Michael Carter’s senior season at Navarre inches closer, the three-star running back is 100 percent healthy, and on July 4 committed to the University of North Carolina. Last season Carter ran for 532 yards and eight touchdowns in only three games before the knee injury. “He has been one of, if not the best, running back in the panhandle the last two or three years." (NWF Daily News)

5-star running back Ricky Slade names Tar Heels in his top 5

UNC is in good shape with 2018 five-star talent Ricky Slade. The running back recently released his top 5 schools, and UNC made the cut alongside Florida, Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Tennessee. Slade is ranked the 20th overall recruit in the national composite for his class and is considered the best all-purpose back and the No. 2 talent in his home state of Virginia. (Tar Heel Blog)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC wide receiver commit Tyler Smith (Powder Springs, GA) caught 8 passes for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-14 win. UNC WR commit J.T. Cauthen (Waxhaw, NC) caught two passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 66-6 blowout win. See how the rest of UNC's football recruits fared on opening week in this edition of Inside Carolina's Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Coach discusses D.J. Crossen as a player and person

CarolinaBlue spoke with Dudley High School head coach Stephen Davis to get the low-down on new UNC commit D.J. Crossen. On Friday evening, the 6-2, 180-pound cornerback committed to UNC over Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Louisville, and East Carolina. "With the combination of his speed and strength I think that makes him very attractive to these D-1 schools." (Carolina Blue)

2018 DB D.J. Crossen Commits to UNC

Class of 2018 cornerback D.J. Crossen has committed to North Carolina. The 6-2, 180-pound recruit from Greensboro verbally pledged to the Tar Heels on Friday evening during a ceremony at Dudley High School. Crossen picked Carolina over a top five of Virginia Tech, Louisville, N.C. State, and East Carolina. He becomes UNC's second commit in the 2018 class. (Carolina Blue)

UNC in early on Florida RB Chris Curry

Running back Chris Curry (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) says North Carolina and Western Kentucky have offered. "The weather up there is beautiful," Curry said of UNC. "The school, too, because Michael Jordan went there. I like the football team too because of the kind of offense they run." Curry (5-11, 204) bench presses 300 pounds, carries a 3.0 GPA and runs a 4.5 40. (Carolina Blue)

5-star RB Zamir White has ‘great’ visit at UNC

Zamir White isn’t ready to name favorites yet, and he doesn’t expect to make a final decision until next summer prior to his senior season, but he said he enjoyed his latest trip to visit the Tar Heels this past weekend. “It was great,” White said. “(UNC running backs) coach (Larry) Porter and (Defensive coordinator) coach (Gene) Chizik are great coaches. I enjoyed it.” (The Robesonian)

UNC, Boise State, Utah main schools in mix for No. 25 Ath. Jermani Brown

Jermani Brown is one of the top uncommitted prospects in the East Region and the four-star Midlothian (Va.) athlete spoke with Scout about the latest developments in his recruitment. "The schools that I'm focused on right now are North Carolina, Boise State and Utah," Jermani Brown said. Of the three schools, Brown said North Carolina is recruiting him the hardest. (Scout.com)

Video: UNC DE Pledge Jake Lawler Discusses Recruiting, Injury

North Carolina 2017 defensive end commit Jake Lawler has helped the Tar Heels land several football commitments. And he's not finished, as he tells Inside Carolina's Don Callahan. View Video...

Scotland County’s Zamir White is top 5 national football recruit in 2018

Scotland County running back Zamir White is a top five national recruit. White, who is the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina for the 2018 class, was recently ranked No. 5 nationally by rivals.com (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels seeing a boost in football recruiting following 2015’s success

Coming off of UNC’s first 10+ win season since 1997, coach Larry Fedora has seen an uptick in recruiting. North Carolina started bearing the fruits of 2015’s success late in the recruiting cycle. True freshman Tomon Fox, an ESPN 300 recruit, was one of Fedora’s late signings that should pay dividends in the continued renaissance of the program. (Tar Heel Blog)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jake Lawler2017 WDE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Jeremiah Gemmel2017 OLB
Traivon Leonard2017 CB
Marcus McKethan2017 OT
Jordon Riley2017 DT

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