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What 2016 OL Jay-Jay McCargo would mean to UNC

Currently, North Carolina is in the driver's seat for talented offensive lineman (and all-name team candidate) Jay-Jay McCargo (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell). The predictive expert vote on 247Sports Crystal Ball agrees. The Tar Heels are sitting currently with 67 percent of the vote and a commitment could come in the near future, perhaps on a visit to Chapel Hill, which is expected to be next weekend. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Commit Tyler Pritchett: "A barrel-chested, powerful kid"

Class of 2016 offensive guard and UNC commit Tyler Pritchett (Auburn, AL) fills the interior lineman need for the Tar Heels' upcoming recruiting cycle. Barton Simmons, Director of Scouting at 247Sports, spoke on what he sees in the 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman. "Alabama has been home to some really good interior offensive linemen the last few years and Pritchett is one of the best in the state this year," Simmons detailed. "He’s a thick, barrel-chested, powerful kid and that power and punch is what sets him apart." (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels recruiting DT Kyree Campbell the hardest

North Carolina is recruiting Woodbridge, Va. defensive tackle Kyree Campbell the hardest. The 6-foot-5, 311-pound Campbell is up to 34 offers and said in addition to North Carolina being the school recruiting him the hardest, he also grew up a Tar Heel basketball fan. Campbell is currently ranked by 247Sports Composite as the No. 29 defensive tackle in the country. Currently the 247Sports Crystal Ball only has predictions slotted for Ohio State. (Carolina Blue)

Alabama OL Tyler Pritchett Commits to UNC

Sight unseen, Tyler Pritchett verbally committed to North Carolina on Monday evening. "I'm happy to be a Tar Heel," the 6-3, 275-pound offensive lineman from Auburn (Ala.) told Inside Carolina. He chose UNC over more than 20 other offers, including Clemson, Cincinnati, Florida, Mississippi State, Missouri, and South Carolina. The commitment was made despite the lack of a Chapel Hill visit. The absence of a visit wasn't for a lack of trying. (Inside Carolina)

QB Logan Byrd's skill set is a fit at UNC

In what seemed to be an unexpected commitment, North Carolina picked up a verbal commitment last week from quarterback Logan Byrd (Kathleen, Ga./Veterans). If you are the Tar Heels, there’s a lot to like about the 6-foot-3, 229-pound Byrd in terms of his raw skill set and how he fits into the UNC offense. ??Byrd isn’t a burner, but is a bit of a sneaky-good run threat at the high school level. That’s good enough to make defenses respect him in the Tar Heels tempo offense down the road. (Carolina Blue)

Logan Byrd: Commit Analysis

Logan Byrd is the third commit for North Carolina in the 2016 cycle. He joins wide receiver Kyran Bowman (Havelock, NC) and fellow Georgia native safety Jahvontay Smith (Carver/Columbus, GA) as future Tar Heels. CarolinaBlue spoke with 247Sports recruiting analyst Clint Brewster to break down Byrd as a prospect: "Listed at 6-foot-3 and 228-pounds, Byrd has a strong build and can shrug defenders off to create time for himself," Brewster explained. "He's got some impressive down-field mobility for his size." (Carolina Blue)

2016 QB Logan Byrd Commits to UNC

Pro-style quarterback (Kathleen, Ga./Veterans) Logan Byrd has verbally committed to North Carolina, per a source. Byrd is a former Virginia Tech commit. The three-star recruit is ranked as the nation's No. 19 pro-style quarterback and the No. 39 prospect in Georgia in the 2016 class by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings. View Video...

DE Jason Strowbridge getting ready

Class of 2015 North Carolina defensive end signee Jason Strowbridge (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) is getting a jump on mental preparation for his time in Chapel Hill. "I got school tomorrow and I'm up watching full length UNC games from last year — Jason (@D1Strow) March 30, 2015" The 6-foot-4, 257-pound Strowbridge was a late flip for the Tar Heels in the 2015 cycle, switching from Kentucky late in the process. (Carolina Blue)

Jawon Pass Working To Be Top High School Quarterback In The Country

Columbus (Ga.) Carver five-star quarterback Jawon Pass showed last Sunday why he is the top-rated dual threat quarterback in the country according to 247Sports. With a desire to learn and be the best, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Pass impressed the camp staff at the Nike Football’s The Opening Regional in Atlanta, earning an invite to the national Elite 11 quarterback competition to be held at the Nike World Headquarters in July. (Carolina Blue)

2016 QB Chazz Surratt to visit UNC and decide soon

Four-star dual-threat quarterback Chazz Surratt (Denver, N.C./East Lincoln) will visit North Carolina this weekend and plans to make a decision between the Tar Heels and Duke shortly thereafter. UNC and the Blue Devils are tied at the top. Wake Forest and Vanderbilt are behind the two Tobacco Road rivals. (Carolina Blue)

No. 1 OLB Keion Joyner Lists UNC in Top-4

The race to land 5-star linebacker Keion Joyner is heating up after the North Carolina product revealed his top four schools, according to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. “My top four are Florida State, UNC, Auburn and LSU,” Joyner told Bartow. “I want to announce at the Under Armour All-American Game. I will probably make a decision before that.” This spring, the Havelock (N.C.) High School product has visits planned to see Florida State, LSU, and the home-state Tar Heels. (Bleacher Report)

2016 QB Jawon Pass Won't Wait Long To Make Decison

Jawon Pass has scholarship offers from schools across the country and they have been rolling in for over two years now. The four-star signal caller out of Columbus (Ga.) Carver has a top five at this time. "Auburn, Louisville, Alabama, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina are my top schools," said Pass. "They are all similar, but there are some different reasons why they are in my top five. (Scout.com)

5-star QB Jawon Pass among 11 earning Opening invites at Nike Atlanta Regional

Around 500 high school athletes braved the wet conditions, but only 11 earned invites Nike's prestigious The Opening at the Atlanta Regional on Sunday at Buford High School. There could be more invites from this regional later on. There are 13 regionals around the country full of highly-recruited athletes hoping to earn spots at the event, which will be held in Beaverton, Ore., in July. "It's exciting and a blessing more than anything," quarterback Jawon Pass said. (AL.com)

Jaye Stackhouse, son of Jerry Stackhouse, to walkon for UNC football

Jaye Stackhouse, a 2015 cornerback and son of UNC basketball legend Jerry Stackhouse, has committed to walk on for the UNC football program, according to Stackhouse via Twitter. Stackhouse is a 247 Sports Composite 3-star recruit from Suwanee, Georgia (North Gwinnett) who most recently visited UNC with his father on March 7th for the UNC-Duke basketball game. Stackhouse had scholarship offers from UAB and Georgia State along with interest from several "Power 5" conference teams. Here are his senior season highlights: View Video...

Does UNC Have a Legit Shot Against Alabama for 4-Star QB Jawon Pass?

One of the nation’s most sought-after quarterbacks in the 2016 cycle is 4-star dual-threat passer Jawon Pass. According to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports, Pass has two programs—Alabama and North Carolina—tied at the top of his list. (Bleacher Report)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Avery Jones2018 OT
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR

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