Elijah Hood leads 22-player class at UNCFrom now on, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora won’t have to worry about having fewer scholarships to hand out. Fedora announced a class of 22 players Wednesday during signing day — the Tar Heels’ last under NCAA sanctions that reduced the number of scholarships by 15 over three years. Rivals.com rated it the 20th-best class in the nation while Scout.com had it pegged at No. 31. The key signee is Charlotte running back Elijah Hood. The state’s AP prep player of the year enrolled in January. (Washington Post)
Video: Larry Fedora Signing Day Press ConferenceNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and Assistant Head Coach for Offense Seth Littrell discuss UNC's 2014 football signing class.
Larry Fedora on the 2014 Recruiting ClassNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora spoke with reporters on Wednesday about his 2014 signing class. Here's a rundown: Fedora was surprised by Russell Bodine's departure for the NFL. That's why he had to chase Jared Cohen late in the process. UNC has filled both vacancies on the coaching staff, but Fedora refuses to say who those hires are. (Carolina Blue)
Signing Day Updates: Meet UNC's 2014 Football Recruiting ClassMeet the UNC Football Signing Day class of 2014. Check back throughout the day as National Letters of Intent continue to roll in. Read More...
Video: Larry Fedora Signing Day Class BreakdownNorth Carolina Football Head Coach Larry Fedora goes in depth with Jones Angell on the 2014 Signing Day Class.
UNC Announces 2014 Recruiting Class for FootballNational Signing Day has arrived and with the official announcement by UNC of 22 signees for the 2014 recruiting class. GoHeels.com has a full Signing Day Central page with profiles on the newest Tar Heels. Later today, Larry Fedora will address the media concerning the 2014 class. Without further ado, here is the class with their position rank as determined by the four major recruiting services. (Tar Heel Blog)
2014 Football Recruiting In North CarolinaElijah Hood is Herschel Walker reincarnated. He's a broad-shouldered, thick-thighed powerhouse who shakes off tacklers like fleas. But just as Walker did for Georgia back in the 1980s, Hood also has the speed to run away from defenders when he clears the line of scrimmage. (ACC Sports Journal)
RB Elijah Hood, WR Trevon Lee top UNC, Duke recruiting classesBoth Duke and North Carolina are adding star power in this year’s football recruiting class. The Tar Heels landed theirs last month, when running back Elijah Hood enrolled in classes for the spring semester. UNC will be getting the state’s AP football player of the year for the second straight season in Hood (6-0, 220), who played at Charlotte Catholic. Hood led the state in rushing yards with 3,157 as a junior and then ran for 3,690 yards as a senior, the second-best mark in state history. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Highly-rated QB Caleb Henderson lived up to the hype in 2013Caleb Henderson's season can be summed up by one play, when the Lake Braddock (Burke, Va.) sensation executed one of the prettiest passes of the year. In a game against Yorktown, Henderson eluded would-be tacklers and delivered a bullet pass for a 60-yard touchdown. (MaxPreps)
OL Jared Cohen Commits To UNCOwings Mills (Md.) McDonogh offensive guard Jared Cohen has pledged to North Carolina tonight. The 6-3, 305-pound prospect committed to the Tar Heels during an in-home visit with offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic. He chose UNC over offers from Penn State and Maryland. He is commitment No. 22 for the Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)
ACC on verge of impressive QB harvestFootball’s national signing day (Feb. 5) is more than a week away, but barring late defections, the ACC’s quarterback recruit harvest will be its most promising ever. UNC’s Marquise Williams was impressive in late season, led the Tar Heels to a bowl win over Cincinnati and is familiar with the offensive system. Even so, new coordinator Seth Littrell will welcome 4-star Caleb Henderson (6-4, 225, Burke, Va.) to a group that already includes former Ohio prep star Mitch Trubisky, a red-shirt freshman. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Arrest latest setback for Asheville RB Jave JonesFormer All-WNC running back Jave Jones was arrested earlier this week at his high school. Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Natalie Bailey said Friday that Jones, 16, was facing a misdemeanor charge of breaking and entering at the time of his arrest Tuesday at Reynolds. The brush with the law is the latest blow to Jones, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound junior who is believed to be the youngest football player in Western North Carolina history to receive an ACC scholarship offer. The University of North Carolina tendered its offer to Jones last April. (Asheville Citizen-Times)
On The Carolina Gridiron Recruiting TrailThe Tar Heel 2014 recruiting class, ranked No. 18 by Rivals.com, continues to be filled out. Last weekend, UNC hosted all but one of its verbal commitments and Callahan says Carolina all but locked up two more solid additions to the squad in top-notch punter Corbin Daly and the speedy wide receiver Devin Perry. (Chapelboro.com)
2014 WR Devin Perry Commits to UNCAccording to sources, Devin Perry verbally committed to North Carolina before concluding his official visit to the school on Sunday. Heading into the visit, Perry, a 6-foot-2, 176-pound wide receiver from Memphis (Tenn.) University School, had narrowed his focus to UNC, TCU and Vanderbilt, but admitted UNC had become a slight leader. (Inside Carolina)
Caleb Henderson competes in All-American BowlCaleb Henderson’s time playing football with Lake Braddock may have come to an end with his team’s regional semifinal defeat against Westfield in November, but that wasn’t his last high school game. The Lake Braddock senior quarterback was in San Antonio last week for the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl, a premier all-star game featuring 90 of the best prep players in the country. (Fairfax Times)