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Ardrey Kell’s Mason Veal has grown into standout player

Ardrey Kell High offensive lineman Mason Veal was all-state as a junior, has committed to play college football at North Carolina and ESPN ranks him a four-star (out of five) national recruit. In North Carolina, he’s the state’s No. 16 overall college prospect. Veal has certainly evolved from an awkward seventh-grader who disliked football. “My original sport was baseball,” said Veal, now a dominating 6-foot-6, 290-pound senior left tackle. “I thought I was the next Mark McGwire." (Charlotte Observer)

2014 Fayetteville Observer's Top 50 Recruits: No. 9 Mason Veal

Veal is just what you’d expect from a guy whose father also played college football. He’s intelligent, plays with savvy, has excellent technique and knows the meaning of hard work. I especially like the way he fires fast and low out of his stance. Handles run and pass blocking equally well. Just needs to get stronger to reach his college potential. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tennessee pitches recruit Shy Tuttle with photoshopped Beyonce cover

That's a tweet from five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle. Bey apparently not only knows who Shy Tuttle, a high school football player, is, also, she has strong opinions about where he should go to college. Also, she's walking really, really, really close to Shy, a fact which we will not tell Jay-Z about. (SB Nation)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

North Carolina wide receiver commit Juval Mollette caught three touchdown passes on offense and intercepted another pass for a touchdown on defense, leading Randleman to a 42-21 win over Southwestern Randolph. Tar Heel running back recruit Bryce Love ran for two touchdowns and 150 yards as Wake Forest beat Panther Creek (coached by UNC football alum Sean Crocker) 23-6. Find out how UNC's other top recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

2014 Fayetteville Observer's Top 50 Recruits: No. 10 Juval Mollette

Mollette reminds me of current UNC receiver Quinshad Davis. He’s a tall, lean receiver who knows how to use his height and body to shield defenders. Mollette has big hands and displays a nice burst of speed when he turns upfield after making the catch. He’s stronger than most receivers at the same age, which has helped him become a solid blocker downfield when needed. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tommy Hatton is 'center' of attention

Once out of high school, Tommy Hatton will be back at center next year, on scholarship to play at the University of North Carolina, as a member of one of the finest recruiting classes in the nation. Hatton said he was one of nine four-star athletes who have committed to the school in hopes of breathing further life into a rising program. Despite his inexperience at his future position, Hatton has been rated as the No. 2 center nationwide by ESPN's experts. (NorthJersey.com)

2015 Safety Jamile Johnson commits to North Carolina

Jamile Johnson has found a new school. After decommiting from Oklahoma earlier this month, the three-star defensive back out of South Oak Cliff gave a verbal pledge to North Carolina on Tuesday night. Johnson announced his decision via Twitter. Rivals.com ranks Johnson as the No. 41 cornerback in the nation and No. 59 overall player in Texas. He originally committed to the Sooners back in February and held offers from Arkansas, TCU, Texas Tech and others. (Dallas Morning News)

Incoming OL Josh Allen Released by UNC

February signee Josh Allen will not be enrolling at North Carolina. Allen, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive guard from Jacksonville (Fla.) University Christian School, is still waiting to hear from the NCAA Clearinghouse regarding his qualifying status. Regardless, UNC’s admissions won’t clear him, according to Inside Carolina sources. Allen has been released from his UNC Letter of Intent and is free to pursue a different college. (Inside Carolina)

Improved Anthony Ratliff-Williams out to lead Butler to fourth NC 4AA championship appearance

Butler High’s senior quarterback added a few things in the offseason. Anthony Ratliff’s parents were married, and he added a name to honor them. He’s now Anthony Ratliff-Williams. He also packed on 15 pounds of muscle and now measures 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. Most of all, Ratliff-Williams has added responsibilities to his role as the face of one of the Carolinas’ top football programs. Ratliff-Williams regularly studies film of guys such as Chris Leak and Joe Cox and Marquise Williams, who will be his teammate at North Carolina next season. (Charlotte Observer)

Five-star DT Shy Tuttle announcing on September 26th

Class of 2015 defensive tackle Shy Tuttle mentioned on Twitter that he is announcing his college decision on September 26th. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound prospect out of North Davidson High School in Lexington (NC) is a 247Sports Composite five-star player and the No. 1 prospect in the state of North Carolina. Tuttle announced a top five of Clemson, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, and Tennessee on June 23rd. (Carolina Blue)

Anthony Ratliff On Board With UNC

There’s no questioning Anthony Ratliff’s commitment. On Aug. 1, he signed a scholarship agreement with UNC. “It’s definitely a monkey off my back, because it was bothering me a lot,” Ratliff said. “I wanted to go ahead and get it over with, because I was signed, sealed, and delivered once I gave my verbal to Carolina.” Signing has allowed Ratliff to focus even more on his senior football season. Last season he was one of several new starters who were tasked with replacing a talented group of seniors that helped Butler win a NCHSAA 4AA Title. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football Coaches Welcome Early Signees

The Tar Heel coaching staff is extremely excited to welcome recent early signees Anthony Ratliff, Carl Tucker, Ty'Son Williams and J.K. Britt. View Video...

Senior Spotlight: Profile on Tommy Hatton

Tommy Hatton came away with the top prize and a broken bone while starring on ESPN last month. The All-State offensive tackle, whose senior season at St. Joseph is quickly approaching, was named MVP among linemen at the prestigious invitation-only Nike Opening Camp in Oregon. The injury should not impede Hatton’s drive toward further stardom. He has accepted a football scholarship to the University of North Carolina, where he will study business or communications and play a position that is new to him. (NorthJersey.com)

2015 UNC Football Recruiting Roundup

In the past week UNC has had two 247Sports four-star prospects decommit: Offensive tackle Emanuel McGirt and safety Ronnie Harrison. With 15 current football commits, CarolinaBlue examines the remaining targets on UNC's 2015 recruiting board. DT Shy Tuttle, Lexington (NC) - (6-3, 315): 55% UNC, 40% Tennessee, 5% Clemson. Tuttle's high school coach told CarolinaBlue that the decision could come in late August (25th) or in September. Tennessee has made a recent run in Crystal Ball predictions. DE Jalen Dalton, Clemmons (NC) - (6-5, 235): 100% UNC. (Carolina Blue)

OL Emanuel McGirt Decommits from UNC

Emanuel McGirt committed to North Carolina about six weeks ago, but he has decided to re-open his recruitment. Scout confirmed it with McGirt's coach. "Yes, he did," Hillside head coach Antonio King said when asked if McGirt decommitted from UNC Saturday. The 6-foot-5, 270 pound offensive tackle has made it known that he had interest in Georgia and North Carolina State along with North Carolina in recent weeks. (Scout.com)

Top UNC Football Recruits
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
Jordon Riley2017 DT

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