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4-Star DE Jalen Dalton Chooses UNC

Four-star prospect Jalen Dalton announced his verbal commitment to North Carolina during a press conference at West Forsyth High School on Thursday, opening his jacket to reveal UNC gear underneath. Dalton, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound defensive end, selected UNC over co-finalist Virginia Tech, as well as a slew of other schools that have offered, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, and Tennessee. (Inside Carolina)

DE Jalen Dalton commits to UNC

Defensive end Jalen Dalton (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) committed to North Carolina over Virginia Tech at a press conference at his high school Thursday. Dalton said his family liked Chapel Hill when he took an official visit there in October. “My mom and brother liked it,” Dalton said. “I liked the Business center.” Dalton has more reasons why he chose North Carolina. “It’s a home vibe,” Dalton said. “Not too far away. I like the coaching staff. The defensive line coach (Keith Gilmore) is real high on me.” (247 Sports)

Javontay Smith: 'I Committed Right Away'

Javontay Smith, a 2016 safety from Columbus (Ga.) Carver, committed to North Carolina on Wednesday. “Coach [Larry] Fedora called my coach and put me on the phone,” Smith said. “He told me that I had an offer. I always wanted to be a Tar Heel, so I committed when I heard about [the offer]. I committed right away.” Smith, a 6-foot, 181-pound safety from Columbus (Ga.) Carver, also possessed an offer from Indiana. (Inside Carolina)

2016 safety Javontay Smith commits to UNC

North Carolina received a commit from Columbus (GA) Carver three-star safety Javontay Smith. Here is what coaches see from him as a prospect at the next level. Smith has solid build and frame at 6-foot-1, and 190-pounds with a thick, musculature upper body. (Carolina Blue)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

Wake Forest running back Bryce Love scored on touchdown runs of 72 and 58 yards, and a 58-yard punt return. He carried the ball just five times for 142 yards. Butler quarterback Anthony Ratliff-Williams completed 13-of-19 passes for 126 yards, three touchdowns (35, 8, and 8 yards), and an interception. He also rushed 12 times for 42 yards. Find out how other UNC football recruits fared in the week's edition of Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora takes helicopter on another recruiting tour

UNC coach Larry Fedora is expected to be at Greenville Rose High on Friday night – and he’s planning to make an entrance. According to four-star wide receiver Cornell Powell, Fedora will travel to the Rampants game against New Bern in a helicopter. With the Tar Heels on a bye this week, the staff is out on the road recruiting and Powell, who holds over 15 scholarships offers, is already a priority for UNC. The junior will face off against New Bern three-star cornerback Mike Hughes – who like Powell – holds a UNC offer. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Meet UNC Football Commit Carl Tucker

Hough High School tight end Carl Tucker is one of several Charlotte-area high school student-athletes on pace to enroll early in college. Tucker committed to the University of North Carolina back in April and is on a fast track to join the Tar Heels. I talked to Carl at a recent Hough practice for another edition of 10 Questions. “I’m just in love with Carolina, I love everything about them, and can’t wait to be a part of the school.” (USA Today)

DE Jalen Dalton sets announcement date

Defensive end Jalen Dalton (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) will announce for either Virginia Tech or North Carolina at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 13 (next Thursday) at West Forsyth High School. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Dalton is the No. 4 weakside defensive end prospect in the 2015 recruiting class per 247Sports Composite rankings. Most believe he is Blacksburg-bound. He officially visited Tech this past weekend. (247 Sports)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

New Bern quarterback Mike Hughes passed for three touchdowns (26, 31, and 28 yards) and ran for two more (both ten-yarders). He completed 7-of-11 passes for 130 yards and rushed 13 times for 144 yards. Wake Forest running back Bryce Love rushed for 179 yards and five touchdowns (10, 2, 14, 44, and 1 yards) -- all in the first half. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this weekend's edition of Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Jalen Dalton down to two, decision coming

Five-star defensive end Jalen Dalton (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) is down to Virginia Tech and North Carolina, per 247Sports National Recruiting Insider Ryan Bartow who was on-site at his school Thursday. A decision will come in two weeks. Dalton, who will enroll in January, will take an official visit to Blacksburg this weekend. He previously visited UNC officially. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Dalton is the No. 4 weakside defensive end prospect in the 2015 class per 247Sports Composite rankings. (247 Sports)

2016 QB Deuce Wallace talks relationship with UNC, visit

In talking with class of 2016 three-star quarterback Deuce Wallace out of Sevier County (TN), you get a sense of the recruitment process for a high school quarterback and the importance of relationship between the player and the coach/program. A 6-foot-2 and 200-pound pro-style quarterback, Wallace has been building a relationship with UNC quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf for some time now. On Saturday October 18th, Wallace was able to meet Coach Heck and get a sense for UNC as a school and a football program. (Carolina Blue)

Tommy Hatton still committed to UNC but considering other visits

Tommy Hatton, St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) standout and the top-ranked offensive lineman in the NJ.com Top 50, says he’s still committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels, but is considering taking official visits, following the season. “I’m committed to them, right now,” said Hatton, a 6-2, 280-pounder. “That’s really it. I’m focusing on my senior season. I’m thinking about taking visits, but as of right now, I’m definitely committed.” (NJ.com)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

Butler quarterback Anthony Ratliff-Williams scored six touchdowns in less than three quarters. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns (31, 49, and 79 yards). Wake Forest running back Bryce Love scored four touchdowns. He rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns (5, 59, and 35 yards) and caught three passes for 75 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown. See how the rest of UNC's football recruits performed in this week's edition of Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

2016 RB Benjamin LeMay talks season, recruitment

Class of 2016 running back Benjamin LeMay out of Butler High School in Charlotte (NC) tells CarolinaBlue that he talks with the coaching staffs from Clemson, UNC, Florida State, Wake Forest, N.C. State, Nebraska, Mississippi State, and UNCC. (Carolina Blue)

UNC 2015 football recruiting: Filling Needs

The positions that UNC is still seeking to fill include defensive tackle, defensive end, bandit (LB/DE hybrid), safety, cornerback, and tight end. Cornerback would be one spot where they would only take a best available player who is a great fit (J.K. Britt at ram/boundary corner and CB Corey Bell are already committed). Her are a list of players that UNC is considering in the 2015 recruiting class. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Korey Banks2016 ATH
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Nolan DeFranco2016 DE
Marlon Dunlap2016 DT
Luke Elder2016 OT

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