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UNC football commits react to the Heels' big win

North Carolina went to Pittsburgh on Thursday night and pulled out a tough 26-19 win. The game was aired on ESPN during primetime, attracting the eyes of many who don't regularly watch Tar Heel football. After the big win, UNC stands at 7-1 and 4-0 in the ACC. CarolinaBlue reached out to many 2016 UNC football commits on Friday morning to get their take on Thursday's game. (Carolina Blue)

4-Star UNC OL Commit Jay-Jay McCargo is Explosive

Jay-Jay McCargo is the on-paper headliner of Larry Fedora's 2016 class to this point. Picking the Tar Heels over Penn State as well as considerable SEC and ACC offers in April, he was also the highest-rated verbal at the time he was acquired. The Semper-Fi All American, tabbed as the top offensive guard prospect in the state of Virginia, took in his first game at UNC's Kenan Stadium earlier this month. (Scout.com)

Meet Dexter Lawrence

Every minute Dexter Lawrence spends on the field is one minute closer to his dream. The Wake Forest High School defensive tackle dreams of one day entering the big leagues, not just for the glory, but for his family. (USA Today)

UNC picking up steam in state football recruiting

The commitment from DT Marlon Dunlap (West Charlotte) follows that of in-state LB Jonathan Smith (Scotland) and RB Jordon Brown (Southern Durham), both of whom pledged to UNC in August. The Tar Heels also landed TE Garrett Walston (New Hanover) after he switched his commitment from Georgia to UNC. Along with East Lincoln QB Chazz Surratt, the Tar Heels now have five in-state players in their 2016 class. (Fayetteville Observer)

2017 RB Adarius Lemons Wants To Know More About UNC

Adarius Lemons has blown up in the last couple of months as much as any running back in the southeast. The 6-1, 185-pound junior from Clearwater, FL, has quickly compiled an extremely impressive list of offers that include, among others, Ohio State, UCLA, Florida, Michigan, West Virginia, and UNC. While Lemons likes what he knows about UNC, he doesn't know much and he very much wants to find out more about the school and program. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

New UNC commit Marlon Dunlap: "I love Carolina"

UNC picked up their 20th commitment for the 2016 class in 6-5, 285-pound defensive lineman Marlon Dunlap. The Charlotte native picked UNC over offers from Tennessee, West Virginia, and East Carolina. Dunlap visited UNC on Saturday for the Tar Heels 26-13 victory over Virginia. "I love Carolina, the coaches are great down there. They know I am going to be a good fit in the family." (Carolina Blue)

2016 DT Marlon Dunlap Commits to UNC

According to Inside Carolina sources, Marlon Dunlap verbally committed to North Carolina on Sunday night. Dunlap, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive tackle from West Charlotte (N.C.), made the pledge a day after his most recent visit to UNC. Besides the Tar Heels, he also picked up scholarship offers from East Carolina, Louisville, Tennessee, and West Virginia. (Inside Carolina)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC RB commit Jordon Brown scored 2 TDs and rushed for 177 yards as his Southern Durham team lost to Northwood 28-26. Tar Heel quarterback commit Chazz Surratt was a perfect 19-for-19 passing for 309 yards and 3 TDs, leading East Lincoln to a 49-13 win over West Caldwell. See how the rest of UNC's football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Chazz Surratt posts another incredible stat line Friday

At this point, there isn’t much Chazz Surratt can add to his list of accomplishments. There was one goal that had eluded the senior quarterback, though, and he put a check mark by it Friday. Surratt completed all 19 of his passes in directing East Lincoln to a 49-13 win against West Caldwell. Surratt’s completions — subject to film review over the weekend — added up to 309 yards and five touchdowns. (Gaston Gazette)

UNC Football Commitment Jonah Melton Talks Big Night

Jonah Melton knew a few weeks ago where he wanted to play his college football. And on Saturday evening, less than two hours before North Carolina crushed Wake Forest, Melton informed UNC coach Larry Fedora that he was going to be a Tar Heel. "I told him around 5:15 I would say and he said he was very excited and he was fired up," Melton told THI. "He also told me that it made his night." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Lineman Jonah Melton chooses close-to-home option with Tar Heels

A few hours before his UNC football team took on Wake Forest this past weekend, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora and two of his assistant coaches met with Eastern Alamance junior offensive tackle Jonah Melton. Melton gave a verbal commitment to Fedora and Tar Heels assistant coaches Keith Heckendorf and Chris Kapilovic on Saturday. It ended a recruiting process that included offers from “13 or 14” schools, Melton said. (Burlington Times News)

QB Chazz Surratt making assault on N.C. record books

Friday night, in a 48-24 win over Newton-Conover, East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt broke the Lincoln County career rushing record. Yes, you read that right. East Lincoln’s quarterback broke the Lincoln County rushing record. Surratt, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound senior, has committed to play college football at North Carolina. For his career, Surratt has 563 carries for 4,347 yards and 73 touchdowns. (Charlotte Observer)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

Recent UNC safety commit James Pierre returned a punt 65 yards for a TD. He also made eight tackles (6 solo) as his Deerfield Beach (Fla.) team won 44-21. UNC quarterback commit Chazz Surratt ran for 284 yards and a pair of TDs, and completed 15-of-23 passes for 225 yards and three TDs. See how the rest of UNC's recruits performed in this week's edition of the UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

UNC QB commitment Chazz Surratt's big night fuels win

Chazz Surratt accounted for 509 yards of offense and five touchdowns, Coleton Banks ran for two scores, and East Lincoln extended its win streak to 24 games in a 48-24 win at Newton-Conover on Friday night. Surratt ran for 284 yards and a pair of TDs, and threw for 225 yards and three scores. (Lincoln Times-News)

UNC football recruit, Southern Durham senior Jordon Brown hoping for another moment

Football captivated Jordon Brown from an early age. No other sport matched the joy of scoring a touchdown. He should know. As a sophomore, the Southern Durham senior all-purpose back pulled off the TD every kid dreams of. Brown’s championship game-winning score in the final moments lifted Southern Durham to a 38-31 win over Crest in the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association 3AA final at BB&T Stadium in Winston-Salem. (Raleigh News & Observer)

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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