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Extra Points: National Signing Day, Take Two

William Barnes and Ed Montilus cast their lots with UNC Wednesday on National Signing Day. They were two of seven players who signed and add to the overall 2018 signing class that includes 14 players who signed on the early signing day on Dec. 20. In this latest group were three offensive linemen, one receiver, one cornerback, one linebacker and one defensive end. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Adds Seven Football Players To Complete 2018 Signing Class

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora signed seven prospective football student-athletics to National Letters of Intent Wednesday on National Signing Day. Combined with the 14 who signed in December during the early signing period, Fedora has added 21 prospects for next fall. The total class features 11 players on offense and 10 on defense. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Lands Third Four-Star WR in Antoine Green

North Carolina is in need of playmakers at receiver. After signing a pair of four-star wideouts in December, Antoine Green, another four-star recruit, picked UNC on Signing Day. Green, a 6-foot-3, 185-pounder, made his commitment during a Signing Day function at Rockledge High on Wednesday. UNC beat out Florida State, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Tennessee. (Inside Carolina)

Defensive Lineman Gavin Lewis Commits to UNC

At Bob Jones High School on Wednesday, Gavin Lewis chose North Carolina over UCLA. Lewis, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive lineman, took official visits to both schools. Lewis also held scholarship offers from Colorado, Iowa State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Purdue. UNC began recruiting Lewis when Tommy Thigpen joined UNC's staff in January. (Inside Carolina)

Ed Montilus, William Barnes Commit to UNC

UNC snuck into the Sunshine State and swiped William Barnes and Ed Montilus on Signing Day. The offensive linemen are products of Apopka High, 100 miles from the University of Florida. Barnes, a 6-foot-4, 320-pound offensive tackle, and Montilus, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound guard, selected UNC during a Signing Day ceremony on Wednesday at their school. (Inside Carolina)

Dax Hollifield Picks Virginia Tech on National Signing Day

Virginia Tech received good news on National Signing Day, Dax Hollifield announced his decision to commit and sign with the Hokies. The consensus four-star recruit from Shelby, N.C. holds 20 scholarship offers, almost exclusively from Power 5 programs. Virginia Tech beat out a laundry list of notable programs, including Clemson, UNC, Stanford and South Carolina. (Tech Sideline)

UNC National Signing Day Preview 2018

UNC has six players from the 2018 class already enrolled, nine more signed, and two more are verbally committed. The Tar Heels will look to land more recruits Wednesday, the first day of the 2018 February signing period. Unlike most years, UNC will enter Wednesday morning deeply entrenched in many high profile recruitments and Signing Day announcements. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football: 2018 Signing Day Primer

Tomorrow, North Carolina football may see the first signs of the tide finally turning. As UNC heads into the second signing day on Wednesday, the Tar Heels have 17 commitments who are either signed, enrolled, verbally committed, or some combination. That leaves eight open scholarships for recruits. Here is who's left as the main targets for UNC. (Tar Heel Blog)

The Man Behind UNC's Recruiting Database

There are more than 10,000 high school prospects in John Mark Hamilton’s database. Previous years’ classes have already been archived, although future classes have been expanding with every tip, suggestion and recommendation. Some of the prospects are locks for North Carolina scholarship offers, while others will require camp visits for further evaluation. (Inside Carolina)

Podcast: Previewing UNC Football Signing Day

Inside Carolina recruiting expert Don Callahan is joined by Jon Seiglie to do a final preview before this Wednesday's National Signing Day. They discuss all the remaining North Carolina football recruits, with a special focus on four star in-state linebacker Dax Hollifield. (Audioboom)

Update On 2018 DT Gavin Lewis

Here’s a quick update on 2-star class of 2018 defensive tackle/offensive guard Gavin Lewis, who attends Bob Jones H.S. in Madison, AL. Lewis, who is 6-3 and 260 pounds, is being recruited by UNC as a defensive tackle. His rating of 5.4 has him on the cusp of being a 3-star prospect. Among Lewis’ offers are from UCLA, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Virginia and Kentucky. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

How Sun Valley QB Sam Howell went from middle school prodigy to coveted college recruit

Sun valley quarterback Sam Howell has 25 college scholarship offers, and that number seems to grow daily. In the past two weeks, head coaches from North Carolina Clemson, Duke, Michigan, N.C. State, Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia have visited Sun Valley’s campus. Friday, UNC sent its entire offensive staff to see Howell in person. (Charlotte Observer)

No. 1 RB Devyn Ford discusses his top 6, visit plans, decision date, & more

Devyn Ford isn’t wasting any time. The 2018 recruiting cycle is about to finish up and the Stafford (Va.) North Stafford running back is about to hit a milestone in his recruitment. Ford, currently the top-rated running back in the 2019 class, named a top six of Clemson, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, and Virginia Tech. He discusses his interest in all six. (Rivals.com)

Podcast: Ranking UNC's Secondary Commits, 2018 Football Recruiting

Inside Carolina's football recruiting expert Don Callahan is joined by Buck Sanders and Jon Seiglie to rank North Carolina's 2018 defensive secondary commitments. Don and Jon then discuss the three surprise uncommitted 2018 recruits that were on campus this past weekend. (Audioboom)

How a little-known LB from Providence Day burst onto the recruiting scene Tuesday

When he woke up Tuesday morning, Providence Day junior linebacker Osita Ekwonu wasn’t a big name in college football recruiting circles. Ekwonu had scholarship offers from Charlotte, Duke, Wake Forest and Syracuse. But things changed quite a bit Tuesday afternoon. In the space of a few hours, Ekwonu had offers from Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State and Penn State. (Charlotte Observer)

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