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Sidelined, TE Noah Turner looks ahead to bright future

Carmel will play the rest of the season without Noah Turner, the 6-foot-3, 238-pound senior tight end and University of North Carolina commit, who has a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his left foot. He said he is scheduled to have surgery this Tuesday. A pin will be inserted in his foot, and he's expected to be in a cast and on crutches for six weeks. Turner said he talked to North Carolina's coaches, who've been supportive. (The Daily Herald)

Introducing 2017 WR Wally Wilmore

York quarterback Wally Wilmore is starting to break on the recruiting scene as a ’17 athlete that can line up as a slot receiver or a defensive back at the next level. The 5-foot 11-inch, 170-pounder is hearing from a number of ACC and SEC programs but has yet to reel in his first scholarship offer. (Carolina Blue)

Keion Joyner Reveals Top 3: Odds on Where 4-Star LB Lands

One of the nation’s top linebackers in the 2016 cycle has cut his list to three lucky programs. According to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports, 4-star Keion Joyner has Florida State, LSU and North Carolina battling it out for his commitment. He stated that all three schools are “even and tied,” and he plans to visit all three of his finalists before announcing his commitment on Jan. 2 at the Under Armour All-America Game. (Bleacher Report)

Video: UNC LB commit Tyrone Hopper talks UNC, how he's happy to be a Tar Heel

Tyrone Hopper couldn't be happier. He is a North Carolina commitment and he is excited about his future in Chapel Hill. (Scout.com)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC quarterback commit Chazz Surrat passed for 343 yards, five touchdowns, and ran for another touchdown, leading East Lincoln to a 56-7 win over Catawba Bandys. 5-star receiver Nate Craig, who recently visited UNC, caught six passes for 50 yards and a 34-yard touchdown as his Tampa Catholic team lost to Clearwater Central Catholic, 49-28. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

UNC QB Commit Logan Byrd Named All-American

During a ceremony at his school, North Carolina pledge Logan Byrd was presented his Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey on Tuesday afternoon. Byrd, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound quarterback from Kathleen (Ga.) Veterans, will represent the East squad in the SemperFi All-American Bowl on Jan. 3 at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. “It’s definitely a blessing,” Byrd said. (Inside Carolina)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC running back commit Jordon Brown rushed for 115 yards on 20 carries and caught four passes for 74 yards in Southern Durham's 36-13 win over Northern Durham. Tar Heel wide receiver commit Roscoe Johnson had a game-high four catches for 96 yards including a 23-yard touchdown reception. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

2017 DB Chauncy Smart Loves UNC

Chauncy Smart doesn't lack confidence. To play football at a pretty high level at 5-7 and 158 pounds confidence is an essential ingredient to any success. Smart knows that and isn't deterred at all. Heck, he thinks he plays bigger, anyway. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Five-star receiver Nate Craig-Myers prepares for UNC official visit

The No. 2 receiver in the 2016 class will be at UNC this weekend on an official visit. Nate Craig-Myers (Tampa, FL/Tampa Catholic), a 6-foot-2, 185-pound recruit, is using his team's bye week to make the trip to check out the Tar Heels. He arrives on Friday and will be flying up with his mother. CarolinaBlue caught up with Craig-Myers on Thursday to get a glimpse into his recruitment and his relationship with UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Tomon Fox terrorizes opposing quarterbacks

It didn’t take long for Tomon Fox to realize his potential on the football field. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end ultimately chose North Carolina in June. After a coaching shakeup by head coach Larry Fedora, Chapel Hill became more appealing with the arrival of former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik as the new defensive coordinator. At UNC, Fox wants to major in sports medicine. (Gwinnett Daily Post)

UNC Offers DC Offensive Lineman Johnny Jordan

After impressing the North Carolina staff during its July camp, Johnny Jordan returned to Chapel Hill on Saturday for the Tar Heels’ home opener. Unbeknownst to the 2017 offensive lineman, the UNC coaches had reviewed his first two games and a scholarship offer was waiting for him. “I knew they were very interested based on the feedback I was getting,” Jordan said. (Inside Carolina)

Two team race for WR Rontavius Groves

2016 wide receiver Rontavius Groves will likely choose between the Mountaineers and the Tar Heels and that decision could be coming soon. Groves hopes to take official visits to both programs in October and hopes to commit before the end of his senior season. Groves is a 5-11, 175-pound receiver that is ranked by 247Sports Composite as the No. 9 prospect in Tennessee. (Carolina Blue)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC running back commit Jordon Brown rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. He also caught two passes for 29 yards. UNC quarterback commit Logan Byrd carried the ball 16 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 6-of-11 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. See how the rest of UNC's football recruits fared in this weekend's edition of the UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Nation's No. 1 receiver planning UNC visit

Five-star wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers (Tampa, FL/Tampa Catholic) will likely be taking an official visit to UNC the weekend of Sept. 18-19. Craig-Myers is the No. 1 receiver in the 2016 class and the No. 20 overall prospect, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. While the visit is not set in stone, multiple sources confirm there is a very good chance the 6-foot-2, 205-pound recruit will be in Chapel Hill next weekend. (Carolina Blue)

List Of Football Recruits Visiting Saturday

Perhaps as many as 46 prospects from three different classes will be in Chapel Hill on Saturday to take in UNC's home opener versus North Carolina A&T. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Top UNC Football Recruits
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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