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OT Emanuel McGirt breaks down recruitment

Four-star OT Emanuel McGirt: “The top eight schools I am considering are North Carolina, NC State, Duke, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Florida, LSU and Virginia Tech. These eight are the schools I wanted to focus on the most and give them most of my attention going forward. I don’t have anyone out in front. I like all the schools I have it down to so the next month will help me a lot when it comes time to make my choice.” (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2015 WR Dexter Carter, Jr.

North Carolina has offered 2015 wide receiver Dexter Carter, Jr. (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School). The Tar Heels join Auburn, Duke, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, TCU and Wisconsin as others who have already pulled the trigger on the 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect. Carter is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports and the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 57 wide receiver in the country and the No. 56 player in the state of Florida. (Carolina Blue)

2015 RB Bryce Love to visit UNC Tuesday

Class of 2015 all-purpose back Bryce Love posted on twitter Monday that he will visit UNC today (Tuesday). A 247Sports Composite four-star, Love is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound all-purpose back from Wake Forest, North Carolina who runs a 4.30 second 40. Love is the No. 6 all-purpose back in the 2015 class and the No. 7 player overall in the state of North Carolina. Currently, Love's 247Sports Crystal Ball is 91% North Carolina and 9% South Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

UNC in pursuit of 2016 LB Jonathan Pollock

2016 outside linebacker Jonathan Pollock is verbally committed to Mississippi State but is being heavily pursued by a number of schools across the country. The Orlando native told CarolinaBlue that North Carolina is "if not number one, one of the top schools." (Carolina Blue)

UNC makes the cut with 4-star OL Emanuel McGirt

Hillside (NC) 4-star Off. Tackle Emanuel McGirt announced over Twitter Friday the eight schools he has focused in on with his recruitment and North Carolina made the list. Joining the Tar Heels in McGirt's Top 8 includes Vanderbilt, NC State, Duke, Florida, LSU, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. McGirt also said he is planning to make his official commitment at the end of June. . (Carolina Blue)

Austin Proehl's Journal: Following my heart

Future Tar Heel Austin Proehl, a wide receiver from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence, is filing regular journal entries at InsideCarolina.com leading up to his UNC enrollment in June: "I knew Carolina was where I needed to be. It was where my heart was. I loved the coaching staff. I loved the guys that were there. And I knew that my goal in college was to win a championship and I knew that the guys there had the same goal as me. Plus, I knew the academics were great at Carolina." (Inside Carolina)

2015 5-star CB Tavarus McFadden offered by UNC

2015 cornerback Tavarus McFadden, a 247Sports Composite five-star, was offered by the North Carolina Tar Heels today. The Fort Lauderdale native is 6-foot-3, 198-pounds and holds offers from most major programs in the country. According to the 247Sports Composite rankings McFadden is the No. 33 player in the nation, the No. 5 cornerback, and the No. 8 player in the state of Florida. (Carolina Blue)

2015 CB Rashard Causey offered by UNC

2015 cornerback Rashard Causey (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) was offered by North Carolina on Thursday. Causey has been committed to Florida Atlantic since April 18, 2013. Schools such as Clemson, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee and UCLA have been in the picture at one point or another. His most recent offer came from Duke on May 20. Causey is a three-star prospect (Carolina Blue)

UNC makes the cut for OL Brian Chaffin

247Sports Composite four-star offensive lineman Brian Chaffin released his top four Wednesday evening. The 6-foot-2, 280-pound center from Charlotte Christian narrowed his choices down to Duke, N.C. State, Stanford, and North Carolina. Chaffin visited UNC last weekend and is planning a visit to Stanford in early June. He will verbally commit at the end of June. (Carolina Blue)

ACC Football Recruiting Scorecard

North Carolina - Current commitments: 9; Spotlight: The Tar Heels have landed the nation’s No. 3 tight end in ESPN 300 prospect Carl Tucker, a four-star recruit and the nation's No. 260 overall player. They have landed two other four-star prospects: No. 31 offensive tackle Mason Veal and No. 22 safety Ronnie Harrison; ESPN 300 commitments: 1 (ESPN.com)

DT Aaron Crawford commits to UNC

North Carolina has received a verbal commitment from Ashburn (Va.) Stone Bridge three-star defensive tackle Aaron Crawford. The 6-2, 290-pounder chose the Tar Heels over Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Virginia and many others. Per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Crawford is the No. 54 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 33 prospect in Virginia. (Carolina Blue)

2016 UNC commit Antonio Williams tweets his loyalty to UNC

2016 running back and UNC commit Antonio Williams sent out a couple tweets recently pledging his loyalty to the University of North Carolina. The North Stanley (New London, North Carolina) rising junior has gained interest from a number of schools recently. He plans on visiting LSU, Auburn, and Tennessee this summer with a high school teammate and said in a recent 247Sports interview he talks with coaches from Michigan and Clemson. (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2015 OL Tommy Hatton

2015 center Tommy Hatton received an offer from UNC on Monday, the prospect announced on twitter. The Montvale, New Jersey native is a rated as a four-star by 247Sports. Hatton is 6-foot-3 and 280-pounds. Another 2015 center prospect, Brian Chaffin, took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend. (Carolina Blue)

Stone Bridge DT Aaron Crawford trims list to three schools

After a solid showing at the Nike Football Training Combine on April 26, Stone Bridge (Va.) junior defensive tackle Aaron Crawford added offers from Minnesota, Marshall and Boston College. Since the season ended, Crawford has gone from two to 10 offers. Thursday night Crawford trimmed his list to three schools — Boston College, North Carolina and Virginia. The three universities were ranked in Bloomberg Businessweek’s most recent top 10 list of undergraduate business schools, which Crawford used to pick them as his finalists. (Washington Post)

Tar Heels trending with DE Jalen Dalton

Since May began, North Carolina has received seven new predictions for Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth five-star weak-side defensive end Jalen Dalton. The Heels now claim 88 percent of 16 predictions for Dalton. Duke and Auburn each claim 6 percent. Dalton is interested in a number of top programs out-of-state but hasn’t taken many visits in recent months, leading to a belief that he will remain closer to home. He has not set a timetable for a decision. (247 Sports)

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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