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ACC, SEC schools on top for 2017 RB Javon Leake

Javon Leake had a tremendous junior season last fall. Now, he has several scholarship offers and three teams are at the top of the Greensboro (N.C.) Page's running back's list..“I have offers from North Carolina, NC State, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, East Carolina and Old Dominion," Javon Leake said. (Scout.com)

North Carolina gets surprise commitment from 4-star Florida RB Adarius Lemons

Four-star running back prospect Adarius Lemons announced his commitment to North Carolina. The new Tar Heels pledge was reported by multiple sources Thursday evening, with new UNC assistant coach Chad Scott receiving credit for luring Lemons to his future home. The Clearwater High back instantly becomes the most high profile recruit in North Carolina’s Class of 2017. (USA Today)

Four-Star RB Adarius Lemons Commits to UNC

Four-star running back Adarius Lemons verbally committed to North Carolina while visiting the school on Thursday. Lemons, 6-foot-1, 185-pounder from Clearwater (Fla.), selected UNC over scholarships from over two dozen schools including Auburn, Central Florida, Indiana, Iowa, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia. View Video...

Four in front for 2017 four-star safety Jonathan Sutherland

Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal four-star safety Jonathan Sutherland told 247Sports at the Pylon 7-on-7 National Championships over the weekend that four schools are standing out. "North Carolina, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Michigan," he said. (Carolina Blue)

Younger Surratt Starring Out Of Shadow

Sage Surratt, a junior athlete from East Lincoln High School in Denver (NC), has had an outstanding junior season on the gridiron, hardwood, and in the classroom. He was an all-state wide receiver this past football season and will likely be an all-state selection in basketball. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Surratt brothers help send East Lincoln to 2nd straight basketball state final

East Lincoln pulled away in the latter stages for a 64-52 victory over Forest Hills on Saturday in the N.C. 2A boys’ Western Regional final. East Lincoln’s Sage Surratt led all scorers with 32 points and was especially unstoppable during the first quarter when he was 6-of-6 from the field. Chazz Surratt dominated the third quarter, scoring 13 of his 17 points. (Charlotte Observer)

North Carolina trending for four-star quarterback Bailey Hockman

Four-star pro-style quarterback Bailey Hockman from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., was once considered to be favoring the home-state Georgia Bulldogs as his college destination. The class of 2017 prospect got an early crystal ball prediction for Florida State, followed by several for the home-state Dawgs. (Carolina Blue)

Search begins for North Carolina's top 2017 football prospect

Three of the candidates for the state's No. 1 ranking have already made verbal commitments to North Carolina - Jones, Lawler and Melton. A fifth major in-state prospect joined that trio last week when Durham Riverside defensive tackle Jordan Riley committed. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Highlights of top 2018 running back Zamir White

Scotland County (N.C). running back Zamir White has emerged as one of the top talents in the 2018 class, picking up a bevy of early offers. The No. 1 running back and No. 2 overall prospect in the 2018 class, per 247Sports, already has 16 offers, including in-state offers from North Carolina and Duke and out-of-state offers from schools like Alabama, Georgia and Clemson, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Video: 2017 RB Adarius Lemons is all about loyalty

Adarius Lemons is a 6-foot-1, 185 pound running back out of Clearwater (Fla.). He is the No. 6-ranked running back in Florida and the No. 292 overall prospect in the country. (Inside Carolina)

4 UNC Football Commits In New Rivals250 Rankings

Rivals.com released its new top 250 for the class of 2017 on Tuesday afternoon and included are four prospects that have already committed to UNC. They are: OG Jonah Melton at No. 118; DE Jake Lawler No. 132; WR Ryan Jones No. 163; and WR Tyler Smith at No. 249. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

4-star recruit Adarius Lemons thinks he's the best 2017 running back in Florida

Clearwater running back Adarius Lemons thinks he's the best 2017 running back in talent-rich Florida. "I don't see nobody beating me," he told SB Nation's Bud Elliott at this weekend's Orlando regional camp for The Opening, the popular Nike event. "Nobody. That's how it is. That's how it's going to be." (SB Nation)

Class of 2017 coming together for UNC football

A big Junior Day visit last Wednesday brought together five of the six 2017 UNC commits along with many other recruiting targets. It was an invitation-only event for UNC football recruiting. Jonah Melton, Tyler Smith, Ryan Jones, J.T. Cauthen, and Jake Lawler all attended. They hung out at the Kenan Football Center before making their way to the Dean Dome for the game against Duke. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC QB signee Chazz Surratt flies for windmill dunk

It is always good to have high-level athletes on your team. Change of direction, quick leaping ability, and the overall explosiveness are all indicators of an elite athlete. North Carolina is getting one in 2016 quarterback signee Chazz Surratt. The Parade All-American Player of the Year will not only play on UNC's football team, but will also be a preferred walk-on for Roy Williams' Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)

Why it matters that UNC is off to hot start in 2017 football recruiting

North Carolina already has seven commits for the Class of 2017, including five from the ESPN Junior 300. Four are from North Carolina. As Gerry Hamilton pointed out after defensive tackle Jordon Riley committed last week, this is extremely significant for the Tar Heels. "Winning helps in every aspect of the program, but definitely in recruiting," coach Larry Fedora said. (ESPN.com)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Ryan Jones2017 WR
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Adarius Lemons2017 RB
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB

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