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247Sports Take: Payton Wilson, arguably the nation's top LB, commits to UNC

Perhaps the best linebacker in the country just committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Hillsborough (NC) Orange Top247 recruit Payton Wilson announced for UNC on Monday, choosing the hometown favorite over Clemson, Ohio State and Virginia Tech among others. 247Sports ranks the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Mitchell as the nation’s No. 2 outside linebacker and No. 37 recruit overall. (247 Sports)

Payton Wilson On Why He Chose The Tar Heels

Payton Wilson, a 4-star linebacker from Orange County High School in Hillsborough, NC, committed to UNC on Monday afternoon. On the major factor for Carolina - If I wasn’t playing sports I’d want to go to school there, and that was a big thing for me. And I really like JP (defensive coordinator John Papuchis), JP was my favorite coach throughout the recruiting process. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC LB Commit Payton Wilson Junior Season Highlights

New UNC football commit Payton Wilson, one of the top linebacker recruits in the nation, shows off his skills not only as a 4-star defender, but as a punt returner, receiver, and running back as well. Read More...

New UNC commit Dyami Brown of West Meck named top performer at Rivals 3-Stripe Camp

Four Charlotte-area players were named top performers at the Rivals 3-Stripe camp at Hough High School Sunday. The camp brought together some of the best high school football prospects from the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia. Award winners include West Mecklenburg junior wide receiver Dyami Brown. Brown is considered a top 10 athlete recruit nationally and has committed to UNC. (Charlotte Observer)

Four-star LB Payton Wilson commits to UNC

UNC has landed a commitment from four-star linebacker Payton Wilson of Hillsborough, NC (Orange HS). Wilson is ranked as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the 2018 class. Wilson becomes the Tar Heels third commitment for this cycle after picking UNC over a top four of Clemson, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech. Wilson announced his commitment during a ceremony at his high school on Monday. (Carolina Blue)

UNC football recruiting: Tre Turner names North Carolina in his top 10 schools

A few days ago, four-star athlete Tre Turner dropped his list of top 10 schools, and North Carolina was among them. A native of Greensboro, Turner has been heavily recruited by the ACC, with NC State, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Louisville also included on his list. Ole Miss, Oklahoma University, Tennessee, and South Carolina make up the rest of the schools in contention. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC sticks out early on for 2020 DE Desmond Evans

Defensive end Desmond Evans (6-6, 200) said UNC still leads N.C. State among his six early offers. "UNC is so fun," Evans said. "I've been to see coach (Larry Fedora) four times in his office. He's so calm and keeps me motivated." East Carolina, Appalachian State, Kentucky and Charlotte have also offered. Evans is one of the top 2020 recruits in the Carolinas. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Land Four-Star Athlete Dyami Brown

West Mecklenburg High wide receiver Dyami Brown, a rising senior, has committed to play college football at North Carolina. Brown, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, is the state’s top-ranked receiver in the class of 2018. He can play multiple positions, including receiver and defensive back. Brown chose the Tar Heels over Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. (Charlotte Observer)

West Meck brothers share talents that have college football recruiters drooling

While many high school students hit the beach for spring break, or spent a few days sleeping in, West Mecklenburg High’s Khafre and Dyami Brown took unofficial recruiting visits to Alabama, Michigan and Ohio State. The brothers, who are wide receivers at West Meck, received scholarship offers from those colleges earlier this year. UNC was the first to offer them scholarships. (Charlotte Observer)

Four-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams discusses top 5

Wide receiver Jordyn Adams released a top five of Alabama, Clemson, LSU, UNC, and Ohio State on Wednesday. Adams plans to announce a decision at The Opening Finals in July (at the earliest) or on Oct. 18, his birthday (at the latest). The Cary (N.C.) Green Hope four-star recruit spoke on each contender. Adams' father, Deke Adams, is the defensive line coach at UNC. (Carolina Blue)

2018 DB Donte Burton de-commits from UNC

Class of 2018 cornerback Donte Burton (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) has de-committed from North Carolina. The 6-0, 164-pound prospect from Georgia had been committed to UNC since July 31, announcing his decision on top of a castle at his high school. Burton has numerous offers including Virginia Tech, Oregon, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Missouri, and Vanderbilt. (Carolina Blue)

Citing Walk-On Tradition, Atlanta WR Brooks Langley Commits To UNC

Brooks Langley had quite a few options to play football in college, but in the end, the Atlanta native chose to walk on with North Carolina. Langley could have accepted scholarship offers from a host of Division II schools, and he could have accepted an opportunity to walk on at Georgia or Virginia, but UNC has an outstanding track record of developing walk-ons, which wasn’t lost on Langley. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Offensive Lineman Grad Transfer Khaleil Rodgers Signs Scholarship Agreement with UNC

North Carolina has signed offensive lineman graduate transfer Khaleil Rodgers to a scholarship agreement. A native of New Castle, Delaware, Rodgers played three seasons at USC (2014-15) and has one season of eligibility remaining. He will join the Tar Heels this summer. At 6-3, 315-pounds, Rodger is expected to compete for a starting guard spot at UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Offensive Lineman Grad Transfer Cam Dillard Signs Scholarship Agreement

UNC has signed offensive lineman graduate transfer Cam Dillard to a scholarship agreement. A native of Canton, Michigan, Dillard played three seasons at Florida (2014-16) and has one season of eligibility remaining. He will join the Tar Heels this summer. In 2016, he started in Florida’s first eight games at center prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's top needs in the 2018 football recruiting class

The Tar Heels will have a new quarterback this season and once it’s over they’re going to lose four offensive linemen. They already have a commitment from three-star Avery Jones. Getting commitments from a combination of Rivals100 linemen William Barnes and Richard Gouraige or Rivals250 linemen Rasheed Walker and Nana Asiedu would be a home run for the Tar Heels. (Rivals.com)

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