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2018 QB Jace Ruder Commits to UNC

Following visits to Florida State, Georgia, and North Carolina, Jace Ruder decided to verbally commit to the Tar Heels. He pulled the trigger on Monday, two days after participating in Larry Fedora’s Freak Show. Ruder, a 6-foot-3, 195-pounder from Norton (Kan.), is the second quarterback to commit to the Tar Heels. Tyler Shough verbally committed earlier this week. (Inside Carolina)

Four commitments highlight big recruiting week for UNC Football

UNC's June camp season is over. While one prospect camp remains in July, the large portion of UNC's summer football recruitment schedule is over. The dead period starts Monday, June 26, but the Tar Heels took advantage last week. UNC landed a key quarterback commit on Thursday and followed up with three defensive back commits Saturday, the day of the UNC's Freak Show camp. (Carolina Blue)

Watch No. 1 RB recruit Zamir White throw down dunks at North Carolina

Zamir White, the No. 1 running back recruit in the Class of 2018 and among the top 10 overall, is spending the weekend with a return visit to in-site North Carolina. White was among the elite recruits from 2018, 2019 and 2020 who were invited to the annual “Freak Show” event, usually reserved for the program’s top targets. (USA Today)

UNC adds commitment from 2019 DE Hakeem Beamon

North Carolina has their first commit of the 2019 class in the form of defensive end Hakeem Beamon (Chesterfield, Va/Lloyd C. Bird). The 6-3, 251-pound prospect announced his commitment via twitter on Sunday. Beamon participated in the Freak Show on Saturday night where he demonstrated high levle explosive combined with great length and a lot of natural ability. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Among Standouts for 5-Star QB Justin Fields

Five-star quarterback Justin Fields has had a busy June. He started it off with a decommitment from Penn State. He then visited Georgia, Auburn and Florida State. After those visits, he rejoined his 7on7 team for the IMG National Championship. Who are the teams in his top group? “Georgia, Florida State, Florida, Auburn, North Carolina, Ole Miss and Alabama a little bit.” (247 Sports)

Javon Terry UNC Football Commitment Q&A: 'It Felt Like Family'

Following the conclusion of Fedora's Freak Show on Saturday night, Javon Terry gave the Tar Heels his commitment. He then discussed his decision with Inside Carolina. Did you anticipate making this commitment tonight? Terry: Yeah. When I first came here, I liked it. When I first came here it was like a family, everyone buys in, I was feeling it. I love it. (Inside Carolina)

2018 Safety Javon Terry Commits to North Carolina

When the Freak Show concluded Saturday night, Javon Terry was ready to make his decision. The Wake Forest (N.C.) High safety gave UNC coach Larry Fedora his commitment at the conclusion of the event. Terry chose the Tar Heels over N.C. State, Wake Forest and East Carolina. During the 2016 season, Terry rotated throughout Wake Forest High's secondary. (Inside Carolina)

2018 CB Trey Morrison commits to UNC

Trey Morrison verbally committed to UNC before Saturday’s Fedora’s Freak Show in Chapel Hill. Morrison, a 5-foot-10, 184-pound cornerback from Norcross, Ga., selected the Tar Heels over Cincinnati, Louisville, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. He is the second cornerback commitment in the 2018 class for UNC, joining Florida standout DeAndre Hollins. (Inside Carolina)

Zamir White's high school coach says UNC has momentum with the five-star RB

In less than two weeks, five-star Zamir White (Laurinburg, N.C.) is set to announce his commitment. His high school coach, Richard Bailey, joined vsporto's SEC Recruiting Buzz this week to discuss his star tailback. "I think he's got a good idea," Bailey said. White is likely to have Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, UNC, and Ohio State hats on the table when he announces his decision. (Carolina Blue)

2018 CB DeAndre Hollins commits to UNC

DeAndre Hollins committed to North Carolina, prior to Fedora’s Freak Show on Saturday. Less than a month ago, Hollins, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound cornerback from Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson, named Army, Louisville, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia as his top seven schools. Before arriving in Chapel Hill, Hollins visited Virginia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

5-star RB Zamir White to spend weekend at UNC

According to a CarolinaBlue source, class of 2018 five-star running back Zamir White will be at UNC this weekend (June16-18). White is ranked as the No. 1 running back in the country and the No. 6 overall recruit, per the 247Sports Composite ranking. White will arrive at UNC on Friday with former high school teammate Johnathan Smith, who is a sophomore linebacker for the Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)

UNC might have its next star QB with addition of Tyler Shough

UNC football coach Larry Fedora might have found his quarterback of the future on Thursday, when class of 2018 4-star quarterback Tyler Shough committed to play for the Tar Heels. While Shough is on the skinny side, the tools are there for him to be a special quarterback. He moved up the recruiting ranks after a junior season in which he threw for 2,079 yards and 27 touchdowns. (FanRag Sports)

Analysis: 2018 UNC QB Commit Tyler Shough

Tyler Shough becomes commit No. 6 for the Tar Heels in the 2018 cycle and the fourth to hold a four-star grade per the 247Sports Composite. 247Sports ranks Shough as the nation’s No. 9 quarterback, No. 1 recruit in Arizona and No. 218 prospect overall. Shough’s upside along with North Carolina’s track record at developing the position makes this a very exciting situation. (247 Sports)

Tar Heels Land Elite 11 QB Tyler Shough

UNC made a national recruiting splash on Thursday. Tyler Shough, a 6-5, 195-pound quarterback from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton, committed to the Tar Heels while in Chapel Hill on Wednesday for a campus visit and participation in UNC's camp. He announced the decision publicly once he returned home. Shough picked UNC over offers from South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, and Florida State. (Inside Carolina)

What to watch for at Fedora's Freak Show this year

Not long after becoming UNC's football coach, Larry Fedora founded a tradition designed to be the centerpiece of the summer recruiting season: the Freak Show. The Freak Show is a Saturday night gathering of as many Tar Heel prospects as the staff can gather. Here area few key uncommitted recruits to watch out for: RB Zamir White, LB Dax Hollifield, WR Jordyn Adams. (Tar Heel Blog)

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Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Jordyn Adams2018 WR
Dyami Brown2018 ATH
Avery Jones2018 OT
Tyler Shough2018 QB
Payton Wilson2018 OLB

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