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Recruiting History: Dré Bly

The story of how North Carolina landed its greatest cornerback. Each month the Inside Carolina Magazine explores recruiting history with an extensive profile of a memorable Tar Heel recruitment. This article is from the September 2014 Issue. Dre Bly was one of the fastest, most dynamic and most coveted athletes in a region known for producing some of the country’s top players. (Inside Carolina)

Shy Tuttle close to making college choice

North Davidson’s 6-3, 310-pound defensive tackle, is on the verge of making his college decision. Shy Tuttle, ranked No. 31 in the nation in the graduating Class of 2015 and No. 1 in North Carolina, according to ESPN, plans to make his announcement at the high school on Friday, Sept. 26 around 3 p.m. Tuttle has whittled a long list of scholarship offers down to four — Clemson, North Carolina, N.C. State and Tennessee. (Winston-Salem Journal)

UNC goes Forbes Magazine cover with 2015 OL Commitment William Sweet

In a recent recruiting pitch, UNC used Forbes Magazine and the likeness of 2016 offensive tackle commit William Sweet . Sweet, who committed to the Tar Heels on April 12th posted the picture on twitter with the message: "Shout out to the family for making this #GoHeels #Blessed #StudentAthlete." (Carolina Blue)

UNC safety commit Jamile Johnson flips to Texas

The Texas Longhorns have flipped North Carolina defensive back commit Jamile Johnson of South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Tex.). The 6-foot-1, 194-pound safety/cornerback originally committed to Oklahoma last February, before switching to the Tar Heels in mid-August. When the University of Texas offered today, however, the three-star prospect decided he wanted to stay closer to home and made a decision to become a Longhorn. (Horns 247)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

Quarterback Nathan Elliott (Celina, Texas) Completed 4-of-4 passes for 83 yards, rushed eight times for 53 yards and a 7-yard touchdown. He also connected on a two-point conversion in a 49-21 loss. Quarterback/safety Mike Hughes (New Bern, N.C.) scored on a 37-yard touchdown pass. He completed 6-of-10 passes for 74 yards and rushed 12 times for 80 yards in a 30-7 defeat of Jacksonville. See how UNC's other top recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora takes helicopter to see five-star DE Jalen Dalton

Moments before kickoff of Friday night’s West Forsyth-Statesville football game, a helicopter came into view overhead with North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora in the front passenger seat. The helicopter circled the stadium once and then landed on the baseball field. Waiting nearby was UNC defensive line coach Keith Gilmore and a police escort, who drove the two coaches into the stadium for a sideline view of top Tar Heel target Jalen Dalton. (Inside Carolina)

UNC gets creative in Shy Tuttle recruiting flier

North Carolina continues to pull out all the stops in their recruitment of 247Sports five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle. In a recent recruiting flier from the Tar Heels, the 6-foot-3, 315-pound prospect is shown photoshopped alongside boxing superstar Floyd "Money" Mayweather and NBA All-star Kevin Durant at the ESPN ESPY's awards. The title reads "The Greatest. Earn the Title at Carolina." (Carolina Blue)

UNC leads for 4-star LB Jaquan Yulee

After a visit to UNC this past Saturday, class of 2016 linebacker Jaquan Yulee tells CarolinaBlue that UNC is "the top (school) on my list right now." The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Lakeland High School (VA) prospect said he enjoyed the game and had never seen the UNC crowd like it was on Saturday night. Yulee is gaining interest from many schools including N.C State, Florida State, Auburn, Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, Arizona State, Virginia Tech, and Virginia, but it is clear North Carolina is the frontrunner at this point. (Carolina Blue)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

Wide receiver Juval Mollette caught seven passes for 210 yards and a 55-yard touchdown in a 41-0 defeat of West Davidson. And running back Ty'Son Williams scored three touchdowns (rushing scores of 73 and 6 yards, plus a 71-yard reception), plus a two-point conversion in a 38-21 loss to Fairfield Central. Find out how UNC's other football recruits fared in this week's edition of the Football Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora takes a helicopter to drop in on five-star DT Shy Tuttle

On Friday evening, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora took a helicopter to North Davidson High School to watch five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Tuttle has plans to announce his college decision on Friday September 26th. Currently, his 247Sports Crystal Ball is 66% Tennessee and 34% North Carolina. Tuttle will be in Chapel Hill Saturday for UNC's home game against San Diego State. (Carolina Blue)

Confirmed Football Recruit Visit List for UNC vs. SDSU

CarolinaBlue can confirm that the following football recruits will be attendance in Chapel Hill this weekend for North Carolina's Saturday 8:00 PM kickoff against San Diego State. (Carolina Blue)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

Charlotte Butler quarterback Anthony Ratliff-Williams completed 7-of-15 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns (67 and 14 yards). He also converted a two-point conversion on a bootleg run. New Bern quarterback Mike Hughes rushed for four touchdowns (33, 8, 43, and 79 yards). He finished with 17 rushes for 186 yards. He completed 4-of-12 passes for 35 yards. See how the rest of UNC's football recruits fared in this week's Football Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Four-star 2015 defensive lineman Darian Roseboro commits to Michigan

Four-star 2015 defensive end/defensive tackle Darian Roseboro announced his commitment to Michigan on Friday. A 6-foot-4, 285-pounder from Lincolnton, North Carolina, Roseboro ranks as Rivals.com's No. 6 overall defensive tackle in the 2015 class, and the No. 42 overall player in Rivals' top 100. Roseboro picked Michigan over home-state schools North Carolina and NC State. (MLive.com)

WR Juval Mollette Signs with North Carolina

The Triad is home to many of the top High School football prospects in North Carolina. And Thursday, Randleman's Juval Mollette put pen to paper and signed a football scholarship with the University of North Carolina. Mollette chose the Tar Heels over his other finalists...Clemson, Ohio State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. He had 63 catches for 1031 yards as a sophomore and 56 catches for 661 yards as a junior. (WFMY)

Ardrey Kell’s Mason Veal has grown into standout player

Ardrey Kell High offensive lineman Mason Veal was all-state as a junior, has committed to play college football at North Carolina and ESPN ranks him a four-star (out of five) national recruit. In North Carolina, he’s the state’s No. 16 overall college prospect. Veal has certainly evolved from an awkward seventh-grader who disliked football. “My original sport was baseball,” said Veal, now a dominating 6-foot-6, 290-pound senior left tackle. “I thought I was the next Mark McGwire." (Charlotte Observer)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
Korey Banks2016 ATH
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Nolan DeFranco2016 DE
Luke Elder2016 OT
Tomon Fox2016 DE
Tyrone Hopper2016 OLB
Jay Jay McCargo2016 OG

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