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Luke Elder never stopped fighting

Last week, Luke Elder visited a doctor he’s been working with in Durham, N.C., near where he’ll be playing football at the University of North Carolina, and he was given great news. While he’s been able to consistently work out all through his cancer treatment and the surgeries, he hadn’t yet been fully cleared to go 100 percent on a football field. His doctor gave him that go-ahead. (LaGrange Daily News)

Elite 2018 QB Artur Sitkowski names schools standing out

Coming off a weekend visit to Chapel Hill and UNC, Artur Sitkowski told 247Sports that a few schools are standing out. "I think right now, Michigan, Ohio State, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. Those are probably the schools. Rutgers and Maryland as well." The 6-4, 215-pound pro-style signal caller made it clear that he is open to new schools. (Carolina Blue)

Summer Camps Have Been Good To Carolina Football

Most North Carolina football fans likely don’t view June as a noteworthy month on their gridiron calendar. Hitting the beaches or local pools, family vacations, gardens, cookouts, and a slower pace is usually the norm for most people as spring turns into summer. But in Chapel Hill, there’s annually a 15-day window that has become quite important to the Tar Heels’ football future. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

No. 56 Offensive Tackle Jerry Drake Jr. Sets UNC Visit

Massive rising senior and Scout's eighth-ranked offensive tackle in Florida, Jerry Drake Jr., is slated to hit the road to visit a pair of schools. The 6-foot-7, 311-pound Drake has been taking a patient approach when it comes to attacking the recruiting process. "I'm visiting North Carolina and South Carolina as of now," Drake said. "The North Carolina visit is on the 18th." (Scout.com)

5-Star RB Zamir White Makes Impromptu UNC Visit

2017 five-star running back Zamir White was at UNC on Friday for an impromptu visit. The 6-1, 210-pound prospect from Scotland County High School was with UNC linebacker Jonathan Smith's father, who was at UNC to pick up his son from college to head back to Laurinburg for his high school graduation ceremony. White said that he is a "maybe" for next week's Freak Show. (Carolina Blue)

UNC close to landing OL grad transfer

According to multiple sources, former Texas offensive lineman Jake Raulerson is close to committing to North Carolina. The 6-4, 295-pound lineman who can play inside or outside has graduated from Texas and holds two years of college eligibility. "North Carolina is in the driver's seat, according to the dad," Jeff Howe of Horns247 told CarolinaBlue. (Carolina Blue)

UNC set to host Four-Star 2017 OL Nick Brahms

Four-Star 2017 Offensive Guard Nick Brahms is continuing his college visit tour with stops along Tobacco Road Tuesday and Wednesday. Brahms' first stop in NC will be Tuesday when he visits Duke. On Wednesday, the 6'4", 285-pound interior lineman ranked as the 10th-best OG in the country, will make the trip over to Chapel Hill to see UNC. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Camp Season Preview

The 2016 UNC prospect camp season starts Tuesday with the Tar Heels' first camp of the summer. UNC will hold eight camps, seven in June and one in July. The majority of the camps will take place over the next two weeks and culminate with Fedora's Freak Show, UNC's elite invitation-only event. The Tar Heels will hold no satellite camps. (Carolina Blue)

UNC, NC State football finally capitalizing on in-state recruiting

So far, both UNC and NC State have landed multiple coveted in-state football prospects. There’s also reason to believe that the recruiting success for 2017 isn’t a fluke. Five of the six committed top-10 prospects in North Carolina are pledged to UNC. Seven of the eight committed top-15 prospects have chosen either UNC or NC State. That's a much different trend than in past years. (Today's U)

East's No. 12 OT Mekhi Becton Hopes to Visit UNC

Mekhi Becton's recruitment exploded this spring. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Becton has 26 offers and Michigan was the latest to pull the trigger. According to Becton, he's in contact with Georgia, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State and Virginia the most. Becton also hopes to visit North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech this summer. (Scout.com)

UNC Football in Good Shape with 5-star ATH Devon Hunter

2017 5-star athlete Devon Hunter (Chesapeake, VA) will release his top ten sometime in August and make his decision before Christmas. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Hunter is in contact with Alabama, Clemson, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia Tech the most and said those schools have a good chance to make the cut when he trims his list to ten. (Scout.com)

East No. 9 WR Eddie Lewis has UNC in top five

Eddie Lewis picked up an offer from Syracuse during a Thursday visit to campus, and he included the Orange in the top five he released Friday. Lewis, a 6-foot, 172-pound receiver, also has Rutgers, North Carolina, Indiana, and Boston College as his finalists. He said there are no leaders in the group and he hopes to release a top three before his senior season. (Scout.com)

DT Kyree Campbell Denied Admission

Kyree Campbell has been denied admission by UNC, according to sources. Campbell, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound defensive tackle from Woodbridge (Va.), verbally committed to UNC over a bevy of scholarship offers last August. He signed with the Tar Heels as part of the 2016 class. The next step for Campbell, who has yet to qualify, has not been determined (Inside Carolina)

No. 15 Running Back Colin Wilson Locks in UNC Visit

Scout's 15th-ranked tailback in 2017 and Green Cove Springs (Fla.) Clay standout, Colin Wilson, said a summertime decision was a possibility and will hit the road next week to visit the campuses of South Carolina (June 6), Louisville (June 8) and North Carolina (June 9). Wilson has kept things close to vest throughout the process, but currently has no leaders. (Scout.com)

RB Zamir White could cement spot among North Carolina's best

The next name to enter the great North Carolina high school running back conversation is Zamir White from Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County. "Lately we’ve had Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Florida State, Alabama and many others," said Scotland County head coach Richard Bailey. "You name it and they’ve been here recently." (Rivals.com)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Ryan Jones2017 ATH
Jake Lawler2017 WDE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Jeremiah Gemmel2017 OLB
Traivon Leonard2017 CB
Marcus McKethan2017 OT

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