Cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields includes North Carolina in his top sixTariq Castro-Fields has declared that North Carolina is among the list of his top six schools as UNC continues their push for a strong 2017 recruiting class. The other programs include Alabama, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Penn State, and Michigan State, with most schools recruiting him as a cornerback at this point. "I'm a versatile defensive back. I can play any position." (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Tre' Shaw details decision to commit to UNCAfter committing to North Carolina over Auburn and Clemson, four-star cornerback Tre' Shaw goes on camera to detail his decision. Some thought it would be Clemson. Auburn made a push. But is was North Carolina who won the battle for Shaw.
UNC football at 15 recruits, five four-starsWith the addition of cornerback Tre' Shaw on Monday, UNC now sits at 15 commitments for the 2017 class. Shaw, a 6-0, 180-pound recruit from Georgia, picked the Tar Heels over Auburn, South Carolina, and Clemson. UNC's 2017 class has grown since Jonah Melton committed in October of 2015. The Heels had eight commits by May of 2016 and now have added seven in the summer. (Carolina Blue)
Tre' Shaw brings versatility to UNC secondaryIn Tre' Shaw’s first varsity game as a sophomore he scored two touchdowns playing tailback and he intercepted two passes, announcing himself as a player to know in the Peach State. The 2017 recruit has been making plays in every facet of the game ever since, and chose the Tar Heels over Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin. (Carolina Blue)
UNC continues to pull football recruits from Peach StateWith the commitment of 2017 cornerback Tre' Shaw to UNC on Monday, the Tar Heels added their fourth Georgia commit for the 2017 class. It continues the trend of the North Carolina staff making the Peach State a priority in their recruitment efforts. Behind California, Florida, and Texas, Georgia is consistently the fourth best state for producing high-level college talent. (Carolina Blue)
2017 4-Star CB Tre' Shaw Commits To UNCTre' Shaw, a 4-star cornerback from Ellenwood, GA, announced Monday he will play college football at North Carolina. A 5-11, 178-pound supremely gifted athlete, the Cedar Grove High School star chose the Tar Heels over his other three final schools, South Carolina, Clemson and Auburn. “I'm looking for a school that can help develop me into a man, and help me reach my ultimate goal of making it to the NFL,” Shaw recently told THI. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Early football recruit rankings feature Tar HeelsRanking football recruiting classes at this stage can be misleading because much can change between now and national signing day in February. But UNC has established itself as one of the best classes in the nation. The 14 verbal commitments secured to date by the Tar Heels have them ranked 16th nationally by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, while 247sports.com has them at No. 13. (Fayetteville Observer)
Is UNC set to land more football commitments in July?In June, North Carolina landed commitments from center Brian Anderson (June 18th), cornerback Caleb Rozar (June 18th), Traivon Leonard (June 20th), and Marcus McKethan (June 22nd). Early in July, the Heels reeled in linebacker Jeremiah Gemmel (July 2nd) and running back Michael Carter (July 4th). Here is what could happen in July: (Carolina Blue)
UNC separating from the pack for 3-star N.J. OT Carter WarrenOffensive tackle Carter Warren, the No. 8 recruit in the NJ.com top 50, is New Jersey's top non-committed offensive lineman and holds offers from upwards of 20 FBS programs. According to Warren, UNC is slowly separating itself from the pack, as the Tar Heels are recruiting him the hardest. "North Carolina, like, they hit me up everyday," Warren, the 6-6, 330-pound senior told NJ.com. (NJ.com)
RB Michael Carter talks about commitment to UNCBig personality, big family man, big prospect, big IQ, big team player, big dreams, big ACC guy...17-year-old Michael Cater is multi-faceted. That was clear when the man of the hour talked with us about his eventful Fourth of July, his health and those lofty expectations he’ll carry in his swan song with the Raiders and in his future with the Tar Heels. (NWF Daily News)
Video: 2017 RB Michael Carter Talks UNC CommitmentMichael Carter, a 3-star RB from Navarre, FL, in the class of 2017, discusses with THI why he committed to play football for UNC. Carter committed right after the Freak Show on June 18, but asked the media to wait to make it public until July 4th.
UNC commit Brian Anderson has high expectationsThe Catholic Knights haven’t made the playoffs since 2008. Star lineman Brian Anderson expects that to change. The North Carolina commit believes this is his team’s year to get over the hump, and not only make the playoffs, but to host in November. Anderson said it came down to Auburn and UNC for his final decision. The Tar Heels were a better fit, and the Tigers never pulled the trigger. (Montgomery Advertiser)
What Michael Carter brings --- in his own wordsNew North Carolina running back commit Michael Carter is a unique football talent. Not huge, Carter is quick with elite straight-line speed. Carter explains how he expects to be utilized at UNC and what he will bring to the offense: "I had a really long talk with Fedora," Carter said. "He wants to use me in between the tackles, outside the tackles, and at the receiver spot." (Carolina Blue)
2017 RB Michael Carter Commits to UNCClass of 2017 running back Michael Carter is a Tar Heel. The 5-8, 190-pound recruit from Florida announced his commitment to UNC via a message on Periscope Monday. "I would like to commit to the University of North Carolina," Carter said. Carter becomes UNC's 14th commit for the 2017 class and the second running back, joining fellow Sunshine State speedster Adarius Lemons. (Carolina Blue)
2018 Athlete Alan Tisdale Talks UNC OfferAlan Tisdale, a 6-3, 206-pound athlete from Page H.S. in Greensboro, NC, visited UNC for last week’s Freak Show in hopes of making an impression on the coaching staff. The rising junior did just that, as he received an offer from the Tar Heels’ staff several days after the annual event. (Tar Heel Illustrated)