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2014 Athlete M.J. Stewart Commits to UNC

Sticking to his plan to verbally commit to a school in July, M.J. Stewart pledged to North Carolina on Monday. Stewart, a 6-foot, 175-pound athlete from Arlington (Va.) Yorktown, selected UNC over fellow finalists Michigan State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Football Commitment List: Coastal Division

In the Coastal Division, there are significantly fewer new commitments this week than there have been in the last couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t significant. With the additions of some four- and five-star recruits, schools such as Virginia and Miami are putting together strong recruiting classes. The Tar Heels haven’t gained any recruits, but they still have four-star QB Caleb Henderson on their commitment list. (ACC Sports Journal)

2014 OL Donell Stanley not slacking off in summer

Latta's Donell Stanley is a man in demand. The rising senior is ranked as the top recruit in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.Com and number six in the country at his position--left tackle. "A lot of people tell me to go here or there," Stanley said about his recruitment. (WBTW)

2014 DT Andrew Brown commits to Virginia

Five-star defensive tackle Andrew Brown (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Frommel Smith) committed to Virginia on Saturday, giving the Cavaliers pledges from two of the top 11 recruits in the nation. Brown, who is the No. 3 overall player and top defensive tackle, picked Virginia over finalists Virginia Tech and Clemson. (ESPN.com)

WR Trevion Thompson narrows list to 6

Hillside High School wide receiver Trevion Thompson will consider some in-state colleges when he makes his decision this fall. Thompson, a 6-foot-2 and 180-pound rising senior, narrowed his list to six schools on Friday, according to Hillside football Antonio King. Among his final six are N.C. State and North Carolina. Joining the two in-state programs on the list are Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State and West Virginia (High School OT)

Defensive back M.J. Stewart still mulling four finalists

Yorktown defensive back M.J. Stewart finds himself in an interesting position. Nine Northern Virginia players in the Class of 2014 have committed to colleges, and he has not. And on Sunday he flies out to Oregon to compete in The Opening with 150-plus top prospects in the country. So whether locally or across the country, Stewart is amid players who have determined their futures. Meantime, he continues to chew on his four finalists — Michigan State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and North Carolina. (Washington Post)

ACC Football Commitment List: Coastal Division

ACC teams have been hard at work on the recruiting trail lately. In the Coastal Division, Pittsburgh has gone from just two commitments to 12, but Miami still leads the division with 18 commitments from the 2014 recruiting class. The Tar Heels earned a commitment from another T.C. Williams player when LB Malik Carney decided to follow teammate DT Jeremiah Clarke. UNC also snagged a commitment from three-star recruit and two-way lineman Josh Allen. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC, N.C. State building top-20 2014 football recruiting classes

The recent additions for N.C. State give the Wolfpack the 18th-ranked recruiting class in the nation, right next to rival North Carolina, according to Rivals. The recruiting service ranks the Tar Heels at No. 17. UNC’s 2014 class is led by quarterback Caleb Henderson and running back D'Ernest Johnson, both four-star recruits. North Carolina has garnered 16 commitments from the 2014 class, including eight in June. The class has four recruits from within the state. (Charlotte Observer)

ACC football recruiting scorecard

North Carolina - Current commitments: 16; Spotlight: The Tar Heels have had a huge month as well, picking up eight commitments. The biggest comes from four-star offensive guard Josh Allen out of Jacksonville, Fla. He is the second four-star to give a commitment to the Tar Heels, joining quarterback Caleb Henderson. ESPN150 commitments: 0; ESPN300 commitments: 1 (ESPN.com)

OG Josh Allen commits to UNC

University Christian two-way lineman Josh Allen verbally committed to North Carolina on Monday. Allen, a three-star prospect by Rivals and a key cog in the Christians' Class 2A state championship last season, is projected as a guard in college. At 6-foot-2, 280 pounds, Allen also plays on the defensive line. At UNC, Allen will join former UC teammate Marquis Haynes, a Super 24 selection who signed with the Tar Heels last February. (Florida Times-Union)

WR Josh Cabrera being pursued by UNC, NCSU, ECU and others

Josh Cabrera would love to play basketball in college, but the Northside senior knows football is likely his free pass to the next level — a pass that he is more than willing to catch and run with as far as it takes him. And why not, the 6-foot-3, 187-pound wide receiver, who a year ago led the area in catches (30), receiving yards (625) and touchdown receptions (13), seems to catch about everything that’s thrown his way. (Jacksonville Daily News)

Linebacker Malik Carney commits to UNC

2014 linebacker Malik Carney committed to North Carolina on Saturday. Carney, a 6-foot-2, 208-pound prospect, is the second Alexandria (Va.) Williams player to commit to the Heels in a week. His teammate, Jeremiah Clarke, committed to UNC last Sunday. Carney picked North Carolina over Tennessee. He also had offers from 11 other schools, including Connecticut and Pittsburgh. (Inside Carolina)

Safety Dexter Wright commits to NC State

North Carolina State University picked up another in-state football recruit from the Class of 2014 on Thursday. Hunt High School safety Dexter Wright confirmed to HighSchoolOT.com on Thursday evening that he has committed to play football for the Wolfpack. At 6-foot-2 and 205-pounds, Wright is a player that many schools were interested in. The rising senior also had offers from East Carolina and North Carolina. (High School OT)

Brad Henson's Journal: Three Points of Emphasis

Future Tar Heel Brad Henson, an offensive lineman from Toms River (N.J.) Monsignor Donovan, is filing regular journal entries at InsideCarolina.com leading up to his UNC enrollment in June. "I’m moving out of the house. I’m not going to be around my family as much – I’m pretty much going to be out on my own. I’ll have to be my own man, do my own thing, and be responsible for myself. And also, I’ll be playing football at a high level. I’m excited and I’m looking forward to it." (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora has unique way to attract blue-chip prospects

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora is one of those cutting-edge guys when it comes to recruiting. Whether it's staging spring practice scrimmages in recruiting hotspots such as Charlotte and Greensboro, or dressing the Tar Heels in the latest designs by Nike, Fedora knows how to appeal to today's prospects. Another of Fedora's attempts to attract recruits to UNC was introduced last year when the coaching staff released a video entitled, "Fedora's Freak Show.'' (Fayetteville Observer)

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