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Austin Proehl has big football dreams at UNC

Austin Proehl is no stranger to a challenge. The former Providence High football star and incoming North Carolina wide receiver understood early in his high school career that earning a roster spot on a college football team wouldn’t be easy. That message came from his father Ricky, a Carolina Panthers receivers coach who excelled as a player in college and the NFL. “I have the best coach in the game as a father,” Proehl said. (Charlotte Observer)

2015 TE Chris Clark names top four

Avon (Ct.) Old Farms TE Chris Clark named a top four today of Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and North Carolina, in no order. Clark, who was originally committed to North Carolina, has trips planned to Ohio State, Michigan State, and Michigan on June 17, 18, and 19, respectively. (Bucknuts)

2015 WR A.J. Alexander on UNC: "Its exciting. Its a beautiful place."

A.J. Alexander, a class of 2015 wide receiver from Lake Braddock High School in Burke (VA), got the call this week from North Carolina and an offer was extended to him. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound prospect was excited to receive the offer and includes UNC in a group of his favorite schools. "Its exciting," Alexander told CarolinaBlue Thursday. "My quarterback is going there (2014 QB Caleb Henderson). I've been down there for a camp. Its a beautiful place." (Carolina Blue)

Avery Edwards' UNC future in jeopardy

North Carolina was looking forward to the arrival of Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft tight end Avery Edwards later this summer, but that may not happen now as Edwards was arrested on Thursday in Wake County and charged with felony larceny. According to a report Thursday evening in the Raleigh News and Observer, Edwards has been charged with the theft of five watches and one pair of diamond stud earrings, valued at approximately $53,000. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Austin Proehl's Journal: A Player's Coach

Future Tar Heel Austin Proehl, a wide receiver from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence, is filing regular journal entries at InsideCarolina.com leading up to his UNC enrollment in June: "The first time you meet Coach Brewer he acts like he’s known you your whole life. He’s one of those guys that can talk for days. He’s very energetic and he’s a players’ coach. Before I even met Coach Brewer, I heard stories about him in college from my dad." (Inside Carolina)

2015 OLB Gary McCrae Lands UNC Offer

Cuthbert (Ga.) Randolph-Clay outside linebacker Gary McCrae has picked up an offer from North Carolina co-defensive coordinator Vic Koenning. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound rising senior is drawing increased interest from colleges after missing almost his entire junior season due to injury. Cincinnati, Kentucky, Southern Miss, Temple, Troy, UAB and Western Kentucky have also offered. McCrae is a no-brainer from a physical standpoint. (Carolina Blue)

UNC trending for two 5-star defensive linemen

247Sports five-star defensive end Jalen Dalton and Composite five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle and have experienced distinct North Carolina trends in their respective 247Sports Crystal Balls. Jalen Dalton, a 6-foot-5 235-pound Clemmons (N.C) native is 95% UNC and 5% Duke on his 247Sports Crystal Ball. Shy Tuttle's 247Sports Crystal Ball is 78% UNC and 22% Clemson. The 6-foot-3 315-pound Lexington (N.C.) native has experienced a more gradual movement towards the Tar Heels with a few experts still not sold that he will end up in Carolina blue. (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2015 DE Brandon Wilson

2015 defensive end Brandon Wilson (Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange) was offered by North Carolina. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect has recently been offered by UAB, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Indiana and USF. Wilson is currently unranked by 247Sports. (Carolina Blue)

Bryce Love excels on the field and in the classroom

Wake Forest High School junior Bryce Love has excelled in the classroom as well as on the track and the gridiron. Not many can handle the juggling act as well as Love does. He has great time management skills and is disciplined when it comes to his academics and sports. (TWC News)

Alabama offer 'makes things interesting' for UNC safety commit Ronnie Harrison

Ronnie Harrison proved his worth at Alabama's camp on Sunday and Monday. Harrison, a safety from Tallahassee's Florida State University School, earned an offer from the Alabama coaching staff. Harrison is a 3-star recruit on the 247Sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Harrison committed to North Carolina nearly a year ago. "It makes things interesting," Harrison said on how the offer affects his commitment to UNC. "I'm coming back for sure." (AL.com)

4-Star OL Tommy Hatton Updates His Recruitment

Montvale (NJ) St. Joe's Regional four-star lineman Tommy Hatton camped at Maryland on Sunday. Next up will be a visit to Virginia Tech on June 15. The nation's No. 4 center will then head to South Carolina on June 19 and to North Carolina two days later. He plans to make his decision on July 4. Who leads now? "My top 4 is South Carolina, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia Tech but no leader anymore," Hatton said. (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2015 WR A.J. Alexander

North Carolina has offered 2015 wide receiver A.J. Alexander out of Burke (V.A.) per Evan Flood of Badger247. At 6-foot-4, 220-pound, Alexander is a 247Sports four-star prospect. Alexander has offers from Boston College, Wake Forest, Miami, Northwestern, Nebraska, Ohio State, Virginia, Illinois, and Indiana among others. Currently, Alexander's 247Sports Crystal Ball is 60% Wisconsin, 20% UVA, and 20% North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

UNC OL commit William Sweet continues to talk to Florida

Last week the Gators visited several spring games to continue evaluating prospects in the 2015 recruiting class. One game they visited on Friday was to see North Carolina offensive line commit William Sweet (6-7, 280, Jacksonville, FL First Coast) in action against CeCe Jefferson. (Gator Country)

4-Star DE Albert Huggins High on UNC

Albert Huggins, a 2015 four-star defensive lineman from Orangeburg, SC, mentioned UNC defensive line coach Keith Gilmore in an interview with Dawgs247: "Ole Miss is coming at me hard with coach (Chris) Kiffin," he said. "South Carolina, I just talked to coach (Lorenzo) Ward and coach (Deke) Adams about a week ago. North Carolina and coach (Keith) Gilmore and I have a really good bond. That is what makes my decision even harder. It really does." (247 Sports)

2015 RB Bryce Love talks UNC, academics, and recruiting

At 5-foot-9 and 180-pounds Bryce Love has the speed and explosion to be a consistent producer for a college program. There is no surprise that every major team in the state of North Carolina, many SEC schools, and top-level programs across the nation desire the talents of the Wake Forest (N.C) 2015 prospect. CarolinaBlue asked Love about the possibility of committing to a school outside North Carolina and whether staying in the Old North State is important to him. (Carolina Blue)

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Traivon Leonard2017 CB
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