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Which Football Programs Build Best Recruiting "Walls Around The State"?

If college football coaches stayed true to their word, there would be about five different fences along the perimeter of each state. “We’re going to build a championship program with the talent in this state,” every new coach always says. “We’re going to build a wall around (insert state name here)!” But some programs rely on in-state talent more than others. Here’s a ranking of which schools signed the highest percentage in-state players in the last five recruiting classes (since 2010). (ACC Sports Journal)

2015 RB Bryce Love invited to The Opening

2015 running back Bryce Love was invited to The Opening after an impressive showing at the Washington D.C. NFTC. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect is a 247Sports Composite four-star player. The Wake Forest, N.C. native has offers from Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, and Ohio State among others. (Carolina Blue)

Recruiting path of nation's second-ranked punter Corbin Daly began with a coma

Corbin Daly was in seventh grade and in his father’s neighborhood, which had two big hills. He was sitting atop his bicycle by his father’s house, which was right on top on one of those big hills. With no hands and no helmet, he began his descent. Corbin woke up from a coma a couple days later. Now Corbin is considered a top punter in the class of 2014. In August, he will make the 160-mile trip to Chapel Hill to begin the next phase of his football life, punting for the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Sporting News)

UNC "already feels like home" to UNC QB commit Nathan Elliott

Celina junior Nathan Elliott will have one less thing to worry about when beginning his senior campaign this fall. The dual-threat quarterback chose his future collegiate team last week, committing to North Carolina over Arkansas State, Army and Navy. "Everything about [North Carolina] seemed right," Elliott said. "The only drawback is the distance." The junior received an offer from the Tar Heels last summer during a camp in Chapel Hill and made his commitment on Friday. "It already feels like home to me," Elliott said. (Celina Record)

2015 "Headhunter" Freddie Phillips Targeted by UNC

2015 prospect Freddie Phillips plays both sides of the ball for Pelion High School in South Carolina and is gaining interest from many schools in the state of North Carolina. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior says that most schools are recruiting him as a safety and he has offers from UNC, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Charlotte, and Coastal Carolina. The South Carolina native made two things clear about his game: "On defense I am a headhunter, on offense I am a playmaker." (Carolina Blue)

Austin Proehl's Journal: UNC Spring Review

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. "I was on campus for two spring practices and on the sidelines for both of the off-campus scrimmages. The scrimmage in Charlotte was a little bit of a mess because of the rain. But it was good to be there with my dad, because he loves watching just to see the system that I’m going to be a part of and how I’m going to fit into it" (Inside Carolina)

DT Tim Settle says Arizona State recruiting him the hardest

Five-star defensive tackle Tim Settle (Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson) told 247Sports' Ryan Bartow on Wednesday that Arizona State is currently "recruiting him the hardest". Settle's recruitment is all over the map and he's one prospect that is truly wide open at this point. Virginia, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma North Carolina, Alabama, Ohio State and others have been believed to be his leader, but there's a long way to go with this one. (Carolina Blue)

QB Nathan Elliott Commits to UNC

Celina (Texas) quarterback Nathan Elliott has committed to North Carolina. The 6-2, 195-pounder pledged to the Tar Heels over offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State and Army. Schools like Oregon, Notre Dame, Ohio State and others were showing interest in the dual-threat prospect. Elliott threw for 1,928 yards and 26 touchdowns, while running for nearly 400 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. (Carolina Blue)

RB Reggie Gallaspy has the skills colleges covet

The 2013 football season was a challenging one for running back Reggie Gallaspy and Southern Guilford. But out of those trying times came a leader and a national recruit. The rising senior has scholarship offers from nine BCS conference schools, as well as East Carolina. Gallaspy narrowed his list in January to Duke, N.C. State, North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia, in that order. Gallaspy hopes to make a college decision during the summer or at least by midseason. (Greensboro News & Record)

Larry Fedora, UNC assistants talk spring recruiting strategies

North Carolina finished spring practice on Saturday, so Larry Fedora’s staff is spending this week tightening up plans for spring recruiting. Today, I visited with Fedora, Vic Koenning (associate head coach for defense / safeties coach), Gunter Brewer (co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers), and Keith Heckendorf (quarterbacks / recruiting coordinator) about spring recruiting, changes in recruiting, evaluating players, and why it’s so important to get players to visit campus. (CoachingSearch.com)

TE Chris Clark de-commits from UNC

The Ohio State coaching staff had to start looking at other options at tight end when Avon (Conn.) Old Farms prospect Chris Clark committed to North Carolina in mid-March. But now Clark, a four-star prospect whom Rivals.com rates as the No. 7 tight end in the 2015 recruiting class, Tweeted late Saturday night that he has decided to reopen his recruitment. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Garner's Nyheim Hines fueled by sibling rivalry

When they were both seven years old, Nyheim Hines and his twin sister Nyah were running on a track at N.C. State University, supervised by their father Darrin Hines. Like most brother and sister duos, the sibling rivalry between the two was heated. Now juniors in high school, Nyah is a successful track athlete and volleyball player at Garner. Nyheim is one of the most explosive high school running backs in the nation with college offers from Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State, Duke and Wake Forest, just to name a few. (High School OT)

ATH Carl Tucker commits to UNC

Concord (N.C.) Hough high school athlete Carl Tucker committed to North Carolina on Saturday. He choose the Tar Heels over offers from Clemson, East Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee and others. The 6-1, 225-pound prospect recently some thoughts on UNC. “The coaches (at North Carolina) are awesome," Tucker said. "They’re easy to get along with. I know they can coach me. I know they do well. They’re intense, loud, exciting, and they know how to have fun sometimes.” (Carolina Blue)

OT William Sweet Commits To UNC

North Carolina made another splash today at the spring game when it landed Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast offensive tackle William Sweet. The 6-5, 270-pounder holds offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami and many others, but in the end, he couldn’t pass on playing for the Tar Heels. “It’s a special place and the coaches are incredible,” Sweet told CarolinaBlue.com. (Carolina Blue)

Austin Proehl's Journal

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. "I guess I started playing football when I was seven in St. Louis when my dad was with the Rams. At that point in his career, we moved back and forth from St. Louis to Greensboro." (Inside Carolina)

Top UNC Football Recruits
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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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