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Dexter Lawrence a wanted man by top programs across the country

Dexter Lawrence is just 17 years old, but he may be the most wanted man in North Carolina – wanted by college football coaches for all the right reasons, that is. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound, senior defensive tackle from Wake Forest High School isn’t just considered one of the best players in the state, he’s a consensus top-10 recruit nationally. Graded as a 5-star recruit by every major publication, Lawrence has no fewer than 32 offers. (High School OT)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC quarterback commit Chazz Surratt threw for 348 yards, five touchdowns and added a 65-yard kickoff return for a score in East Lincoln's 49-14 win over North Lincoln. Southern Durham running back and UNC commit Jordon Brown rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. He also threw another TD. See how the rest of UNC's football recruiting targets fared in this weekend's edition of the UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora, Chizik watch five-star DT Dexter Lawrence

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and Tar Heel defensive coordinator Gene Chizik watched 247Sports Composite five-star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence on Friday night at Wake Forest High School. Lawrence is the No. 2 defensive tackle and the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2016 class. N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren was also in attendance. (Carolina Blue)

Chazz Surratt’s 6 TDs lead Mustangs to victory

UNC football commit Chazz Surratt threw for 347 yards and five touchdowns, and added a 60-yard kickoff return for a score to lift East Lincoln to a 49-14 win over North Lincoln on Friday night. Surratt’s younger brother, Sage, had 179 yards receiving, and the two connected for three scores as the Mustangs (3-0) ran their win streak to 19 games and overcame a slow start to score the final 41 points. (Lincoln Times-News)

Four-Star DT Sulaiman Kamara Lists UNC In Top FIve

Four-star defensive tackle Sulaiman Kamara has a top five, and on Wednesday the Hermitage High School standout broke down his list. Kamara released a top of five – in no order – of North Carolina, Wake Forest, Temple,Virginia and East Carolina, with Penn State and South Carolina in the mix. "I just came up with it basically which schools really felt like home," said the Hermitage four-star defensive tackle. (Inside Carolina)

Video: North Carolina Commit Logan Byrd Highlights

North Carolina commit Logan Byrd kicked off his senior season last week and you can see him in action here. Byrd is a 6-foot-2.5, 243 pound pocket-passer out of Kathleen (Ga.) Veterans and he played game one against Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County last week. Byrd has been working with Tony Ballard, his personal quarterback coach, for years and Ballard shares his thoughts on the UNC commit. (Inside Carolina)

2017 Recruiting: Fedora Follows Recruits on Twitter

UNC head coach Larry Fedora went on a twitter following spree the last few days. The accounts he followed: Class of 2017 high school recruits. Tuesday, Sept. 1st is the first day colleges can start contacting prospects through twitter. Based on Fedora's twitter, UNC has identified many of their top targets and are laying the groundwork for the recruitment period. Check out some of the names that Fedora has followed in the last couple of days: (Carolina Blue)

Scout 100 RB Khalan Laborn discusses top 5

Khalan Laborn is one of the most sought-after prospects in the country. The 2017 four-star Virginia running back has a top five and gave Scout the latest. ”My top five – in no order – is Florida State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Ohio State and Georgia,” Khalan Laborn said. “But I’m still open to other schools.” He gave a quick thought on each school. North Carolina: “That’s where I’m from, so it’s close to home. They also produce great running backs.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Recruit Weekend Scoreboard

UNC running back commit Jordon Brown (Southern Durham HS) scored four rushing touchdowns en route to 214 yards on 29 carries. He also caught four passes for 20 yards. Future Tar Heel linebacker Jonathan Smith (Scotland County HS, Laurinburg, NC) "wreaked havoc on the Patriots' offense" in a 42-13 defeat of Charlotte Independence. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Targeting Charlotte Kicker

North Carolina doesn’t plan to sign a kicker within the 2016 class. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t add to that position’s depth chart prior to the 2016 season. One of the Tar Heels’ top kicking targets: Jonathan “JD” Dellinger. “They offered me a preferred walk-on [spot] a couple of weeks ago,” Dellinger said. “What they told me was, ‘Come, sit a year, and then potentially be the guy after one year and I’d earn a scholarship.’” (Inside Carolina)

UNC remained loyal to top Georgia OL despite injury

When Luke Elder suffered a knee injury during LaGrange High School’s spring scrimmage, he was unsure what kind of effect it would have on his recruitment. But the 3-star tackle, who committed to UNC in June, says the Tar Heels remained loyal. “Even then, before anything else had happened, they were up there for me and I was up there for them,” Elder told the AJC. “They just believed in me.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Can Momentum Bring UNC 5-star football commitments?

North Carolina landed a pair of commits last Friday, and also received a visit from an in-state five-star prospect. Now with inside linebacker Jonathan Smith and running back Jordon Brown on board, do the Tar Heels have a shot on Wake Forest (N.C.) High defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence or Havelock (N.C.) High outside linebacker Keion Joyner? (Scout.com)

Scout Spotlight: Greg Ross

In this exclusive Scout Spotlight video, you'll see what makes UNC commitment Greg Ross a valuable addition to the future of the Tar Heel secondary. The key word? Versatility. The video provides an in-depth look at Ross, a three-star defensive back from Oxon Hill (Md.) Potomac, in just 60 seconds. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Commitment Jordon Brown Made Comfortable Choice

Southern Durham all-purpose back Jordon Brown made the comfortable choice when he committed to the Tar Heels. UNC is the school that Brown visited most frequently during his recruitment. When Brown committed to UNC a week ago, turning down fellow finalists Wake Forest and South Carolina, he said yes to a school that has been there right from the start. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

5-star DT Dexter Lawrence will cut list soon

Dexter Lawrence is getting closer to narrowing his list of schools. The nation’s 10th-ranked prospect spoke with Scout about where he is in the recruiting process. ”I’ll probably release my top 10 sometime in mid to late-September,” Lawrence said. When asked which schools were pursuing him the hardest, Lawrence mentioned Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State and Tennessee. (Scout.com)

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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