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Top UNC cornerback target back on the market

Class of 2016 cornerback Troy Pride decommitted from Virginia Tech on Thursday. He had been committed to the Hokies since Feb. 2nd of 2015. Pride, a 6-0, 175-pound 247Sports three-star cornerback was at North Carolina on an unofficial visit last weekend. He visited UNC for the Duke game and was accompanied his mom. Pride is one of UNC's major cornerback targets for the 2016 class. (Carolina Blue)

Meet crafty UNC defensive back commitment Greg Ross

Defensive backs have a different mentality compared to others on the football field. The pressure makes or breaks this group, something North Carolina commitment Greg Ross thrives on to the point he carries it off the field. After his playing days are done, a career in the Secret Service could even be on the horizon. (Scout.com)

Carolina DL commitment Kyree Campbell can do it inside or out

Kyree Campbell wanted to get his big decision out of the way before beginning his senior season in August. North Carolina won out for his verbal commitment. The three-star Woodbridge (Va.) defensive lineman can play either inside or outside with his frame and skill-set. Many around him think he will be ready to play immediately once in Chapel Hill. (Scout.com)

Five-star DT Dexter Lawrence sets decision date

Five-star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (Wake Forest, N.C./Rolesville) will announce his college choice December 14 at 3:30 p.m. at his high school, per CarolinaBlue.com's Ross Martin. Lawrence has officially visited Florida and Clemson. He said he will officially visit Ohio State on November 21. He hopes to take an official visit to Alabama prior to making his college choice as well. (Carolina Blue)

WR Divine Deablo set for UNC official visit

Class of 2016 wide receiver and current Virginia Tech commit Divine Deablo (Winston Salem, NC/Mount Tabor) will take an official visit to UNC this weekend when the Tar Heels face Miami. Deablo was one of UNC's major wide receiver targets for the 2016 class. After many unofficial visits to both UNC and Virginia Tech over the summer, Deablo committed to the Hokies on July 27th. (Carolina Blue)

4-Star Defensive End Jake Lawler Extremely Impressed With UNC’s Turnaround

North Carolina was a pretty forgettable club in 2014, finishing 6-7. This year, the Tar Heels are 8-1 after demolishing rival Duke, and sitting in the pole position in the ACC Coastal division. As an added bonus, recruits are noticing. Four-star defensive end Jake Lawler, a junior from Charlotte, tweeted about being incredibly impressed with the year-to-year turnaround that UNC has had. (College Spun)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

North Carolina running back commit Jordon Brown rushed 9 times for 188 yards and 3 TDs in Southern Durham's 61-12 win over Oxford Webb. UNC linebacker commit Jonathan Smith racked up a dozen tackles and intercepted a pass in the final 30 seconds to seal Scotland's win over Richmond County. See how other UNC's football recruits fared in this edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina QB commit Chazz Surratt ties state record with responsibility for 216th TD

After a long career at East Lincoln High in North Carolina, Chazz Surratt has finally reached the state’s statistical ceiling. Surratt, a dual-threat quarterback, reached the state’s all-time record for career scoring record, taking charge of a 216th career touchdown, tying the career mark previously set by former Florida quarterback Chris Leak. (USA Today)

Tar Heels Land Four-Star WR Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith didn't even wait to see the game. The four-star 2017 wide receiver from Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern walked into Larry Fedora's office on Saturday morning and gave the Tar Heel coach his commitment. Smith, who visited Chapel Hill over the summer and formed a bond with UNC receiver coach Gunter Brewer, chose UNC over offers from finalists Auburn and Georgia, as well as many others. (Inside Carolina)

Chris Leak calls Chazz Surratt to congratulate East Lincoln QB on pending state record

When East Lincoln visits West Lincoln tonight, Mustangs quarterback Chazz Surratt will need just two touchdowns to break the state’s all-time record for touchdown responsibility. Touchdown responsibility measures the total number of passing, rushing, receiving and defensive scores. For the last 14 years, Chris Leak of Charlotte’s Independence High School has held the top mark in that category – along with most other passing records in North Carolina. (Gaston Gazette)

Meet three-star UNC QB commitment Logan Byrd

Accelerating is something Logan Byrd has become accustomed to. He made an early verbal commitment to Virginia Tech before deciding North Carolina was the best fit for his services. Byrd was one of the first quarterbacks named to the Semper-Fi All-American Bowl, set to take place the first week of January. He'll wrap that up just days before beginning his college career in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)

Via arm or legs, UNC QB commit Chazz Surratt gets the job done

With Duke taking the trip to North Carolina this Saturday, it's fitting Scout released the Spotlight of Chazz Surratt, the Denver (N.C.) East Lincoln quarterback who picked the Blue Devils as his college destination in April only to flip to UNC two months later. Now, however, the talk surrounding the three-star Shrine Bowl selection is his play for the defending 2AA state champion Mustangs. (Scout.com)

Dexter Lawrence Selected to U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Wake Forest High School defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence has been selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and will accept his jersey on Nov. 10. ESPN rates Lawrence as a five-star prospect and the No. 8 player in the country from the Class of 2016. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (High School OT)

Tar Heel LB commitment Jonathan Smith is a true leader

North Carolina linebacker commitment and three-star Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland standout Jonathan Smith is in the position to excel as he likens himself to the now-retired face of the San Francisco 49ers, Patrick Willis. Ranked much higher than the former Scout two-star, Smith is tabbed as the No. 1 inside linebacker talent in the Tar Heel State. He picked UNC in mid-August. (Scout.com)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl-Cohn wide receiver and UNC recruit Rontavius Groves caught six passes for 155 yards and scored four TDs. UNC QB commit Chazz Surratt threw three TDs and added two on the ground, despite being ill. He was 15-for-22 passing for 291 yards and rushed 16 times for 229 yards. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

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Cade Fortin2018 QB

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