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2015 Football Recruiting Flips Fill UNC's Needs

In one week UNC was able to flip two 2015 recruits to the Tar Heels and in the process fill two areas of need. Coming off official visits to North Carolina, tight end Jake Bargas (Boca Raton, FL) and safety Prentice McKinney (Dallas, TX) both became Tar Heels shortly after returning home. Bargas, who was committed to Wake Forest, de-committed from the Demon Deacons on Sunday night before committing to the Tar Heels Monday evening. McKinney flipped from Notre Dame on Wednesday night. (Carolina Blue)

Safety Prentice McKinney flips commitment from Notre Dame to UNC

Safety Prentice McKinney (Dallas/South Oak Cliff) flipped his verbal commitment from Notre Dame to North Carolina Wednesday night. McKinney took to Twitter to self-report the information. "I've officially decided to flip my commitment to The University of North Carolina Tar Heels — P.Mckinney (@LilP_JustCool) January 22, 2015" The three-star prospect is ranked as the nation's No. 26 safety and the No. 59 recruit in Texas in the 2015 class by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings. (247 Sports)

UNC linebacker commit Johnathan Sutton recaps official visit

Class of 2015 UNC linebacker commit Johnathan Sutton (Swansea, SC) spoke with CarolinaBlue following his official visit to UNC. The 6-foot-0, 215-pound Sutton had the chance to meet with new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik: "We didn't talk about football too much. He was talking about his life and I was talking about my life. We talked a little football, mostly what I knew about the 4-3. He's (Chizik) amazing. Real even-keeled type person," Sutton said. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Offer 2017 Top-Ranked QB

Brownsburg (Ind.) High sophomore quarterback Hunter Johnson tells 247Sports that North Carolina is the latest to offer. Ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 passer in the class-of-2017, Johnson visited Chapel Hill during the fall. "I know from watching them play they really like to throw the ball around," Johnson said. "The way their offense is setup, the quarterback has a lot of responsibility and I'd like having control of the team. I think it would be a fun offense to play in." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Johnathon Sutton's senior season highlights

2014 season highlights of UNC commitment and Swansea (SC) High School linebacker Johnathon Sutton. (Hudl)

2015 TE Jake Bargas commits to UNC

Coming off his official visit to UNC this weekend, class of 2015 tight end Jake Bargas (Boca Raton, FL/St Andrew's School) made the decision to de-commit from Wake Forest on Sunday night. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect did not stay unaffiliated long. On Monday night, Bargas committed to North Carolina, becoming the 18th Tar Heel commit for the 2015 class. In message on twitter, Bargas said "I am proud to say that I have committed to The University of North Carolina!" (Carolina Blue)

Bargas de-commits from Wake after UNC official

Class of 2015 tight end Jake Bargas (Boca Raton, FL/St Andrew's School) has de-committed from Wake Forest, per a message posted on his personal twitter account. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect took an official visit to North Carolina this weekend. "I am officially pulling my verbal from Wake Forest University," Bargas said in the message. UNC is looking for a tight end to fill out the 2015 recruiting class and Bargas has become the Heels' top target. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Charlie Heck's senior season highlights

2014 season highlights of UNC commitment and Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, MO) athlete Charlie Heck. (Hudl)

Preview: UNC Football Official Visit Weekend

North Carolina is set to host its biggest official visit weekend of the year. From a numbers standpoint, North Carolina will host its largest official visit weekend of the 2015 recruiting cycle beginning on Friday. In addition to seven firmly committed UNC pledges, UNC will welcome four official visitors to campus that the staff hopes will eventually be a part of the 2015 class. Learn more about that quartet: (Inside Carolina)

Fedora drops in on 2016 QB Chazz Surratt

The coaching contact recruiting period opened up on Thursday as coaches scoured the country, heading to high schools of the top prospects. On Friday, UNC head coach Larry Fedora made a stop at East Lincoln High School in Denver, North Carolina to check in on 2016 quarterback Chazz Surratt. The 247Sports Composite four-star prospect has become one the UNC's top targets for the quarterback spot in the 2016 class. (Carolina Blue)

Four-star safety visiting UNC this weekend

Class of 2015 safety Arrington Farrar (Atlanta, GA/Woodward Academy) is taking an official visit to North Carolina this weekend, per his personal twitter account. The 247Sports Composite four-star is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect who runs a 4.50 40 yard dash. Farrar is a one-time Stanford commit and has offers from Notre Dame, Clemson, Ole Miss, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Jalen Dalton's senior season highlights

2014 season highlights of UNC commitment and West Forsyth High School (Clemmons, NC) defensive end Jalen Dalton. (Hudl)

Pro Bowl DB On 3-Star DB Chris Williamson: "He Can Do It All."

Chris Williamson has narrowed his focus to Notre Dame, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Cal and North Carolina. He has locked in visits for UNC Jan. 16 and Florida Jan. 30. He visited Cal Dec. 12. He would like to take all five of his official visits and then announce his decision closer to National Signing Day on Feb. 4. However, at this time, former Pro Bowl and two-time All-Pro selection Ray Buchanan says he is unsure where he will end up. "The way he moves, he reminds me of a poor-man's Champ Bailey. He has that type of structure and that type of movement." (247 Sports)

2017 RB Rasheed Martin commits to UNC

Per his high school coach, class of 2017 running back Rasheed Martin has committed to North Carolina. Martin is a 5-foot-8. 173-pound prospect out of Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. Martin is UNC's first commitment of the 2017 class. North Carolina offered Martin on November 7th. He is being recruited by Tar Heel defensive backs coach and Jacksonville area recruiter Dan Disch. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Juval Mollette's senior season highlights

2014 season highlights of UNC commitment and Randleman (NC) High School wide receiver Juval Mollette. (Hudl)

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Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Beau Corrales2017 WR

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