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ACC Football Recruiting Pitches: What they're selling, what they're missing

North Carolina Tar Heels - What they're selling: Coach Larry Fedora's offense has excited prospects. It seems to sell well to skill-position players. Yet offensive linemen have also been enticed since they can perfect pass-blocking while still being physical. What they're missing: Fedora will have to prove he can win at a high level to convince nearby prospects to stay close to home. UNC basketball will always overshadow UNC football. (ESPN.com)

Recruiting Talk with Larry Fedora

Larry Fedora is the 35th head coach in North Carolina football history, and he got off on the right foot during season No. 1 in Chapel Hill, as the Tar Heels went 8-4 overall and tied for the best record in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division. What is Fedora's vision for the program? How does he sell UNC to prospects? And, how vital does he think it is to keep the top players from leaving the state? (Carolina Blue)

DT Jeremiah Clarke lists UNC in top six

Defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) took the next step in the recruiting process Tuesday night by announcing his top six on Twitter. The 6-foot-4, 272-pound lineman said the schools on his short list now include Penn State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia, Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee. Clarke said in a text he's not yet sure whether he'll visit any of those schools again. The Virginia product is currently hoping to commit somewhere by the end of the month. (ESPN.com)

ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division

Three-star wide receiver Brandon Fritts, of Mentor, Ohio, opted to commit early to North Carolina, ignoring the potential for additional offers after he visited Chapel Hill. Fritts, who comes from the same high school as 2013 quarterback signee Mitch Trubisky, is expected to play a hybrid tight end/wide receiver position in the Tar Heels’ spread offense. Virginia Tech currently has the most members in its 2014 class with eight. (ACC Sports Journal)

Brad Henson's Journal: Toms River to Charlottesville to Chapel Hill

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. "There were a few reasons why I wanted to keep the UNC official visit quiet, but the biggest one was I didn’t want anything to happen with (my University of Virginia commitment). I didn’t want them to discourage me from going." (Inside Carolina)

Division I Board retains current initial-eligibility sliding scale

The Division I Board of Directors on Thursday maintained its support for higher grades and a core course progression for prospective student athletes, but adopted legislation that would keep for the foreseeable future the test score/grade-point average sliding scale at the current level for student-athlete access to financial aid, practice and competition in the first year. (NCAA.org)

T.J. Logan named NCHSAA Male Athlete of the Year

T.J. Logan of Northern Guilford High School has been named the 2013 Male Athlete of the Year by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). Logan has been a standout throughout his Northern Guilford career in football, basketball, and outdoor track.In football, he helped lead the Nighthawks to three consecutive state championships, including rushing for 3,146 yards during the fall and earning MVP honor in the 2012 state championship game with 510 yards and eight touchdowns. (High School OT)

QB commit Caleb Henderson helping UNC on recruiting trail

How much is Lake Braddock junior quarterback Caleb Henderson, a recent UNC commit, encouraging former teammate Demornay Pierson-El to commit to the Tar Heels? “He’s definitely called me about UNC just about every other day or every other two,” said Pierson-El, a prospective physical therapy major. “He calls and leaves me messages. We’ve talked about going to the same college for years.” (Washington Post)

WR/TE Brandon Fritts commits to North Carolina

Mentor junior wide receiver Brandon Fritts made a verbal commitment to North Carolina on Monday, pledging to reunite with quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who graduated from Mentor and enrolled at UNC in January. Fritts (6-foot-4, 215) visited UNC two weeks ago with his father, Bob, and said he found "a perfect fit.'' He was recruited to play a tight end/wideout hybrid in the Tar Heels' spread offense. Fritts also had offers from Minnesota, Akron, Ohio University, Bowling Green and Toledo. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

RB Elijah Hood commits to Notre Dame

ESPN 150 running back Elijah Hood (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) took a visit this weekend, and that was all it took. "Officially committing to The University of Notre Dame!" the nation's No. 8 running back wrote Sunday on Twitter after visiting South Bend, Ind. Hood, a four-star prospect ranked No. 49 overall in the ESPN 150, chose the Fighting Irish over his other top choice, North Carolina. (ESPN.com)

2015 WR Jaason Lewis tries unsuccessfully to commit to UNC

In the battle for top high-school football recruits, North Carolina seemed to score a big victory Monday night. Then things turned sour quickly. Virginia Beach wide receiver Jaason Lewis is only a high school sophomore, but at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, he has already drawn offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Michigan, and, he thought, UNC. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

ATH DeAndre Thompkins commits to Penn State

Wideout/athlete DeAndre Thompkins (Swansboro, N.C./Swansboro) -- No. 54 in the ESPN 150 -- has committed to Penn State, his high school coach said in a text message. Thompkins was on the sideline during the Blue-White Game and said, at the time, that he was enjoying himself. He was joined by his father and football coach Tim Laspada. He's now the headliner of this class and instantly helps Penn State's depth with his ability to play on both sides of the ball. (ESPN.com)

Defensive back C.J. Reavis commits to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech got a 2014 commitment before the spring game from defensive back C.J. Reavis from Thomas Dale High in Chester, according to VTScoop.com and HokiesHaven.com. Reavis is ranked as a four-star player by both 247Sports and Rivals. He is the 20th athlete nationally and 250th-ranked overall player by Rivals, which lists him as a safety. Reavis had a long list of offers, including North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Virginia, but had Tech and Tennessee at the top. (Virginian-Pilot)

Brad Henson's Journal: Gaining Exposure

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. "Getting that first offer was kind of surreal. I knew it was a possibility, but I didn’t know if it was going to happen. I went in with the mindset that I was going to do my best and whatever happens, happens." (Inside Carolina)

ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division

Linebacker Cayson Collins, of Charlotte, N.C., gave his verbal commitment before UNC’s spring game last week, choosing UNC over in-state rivals Duke and N.C. State. Four-star quarterback Caleb Henderson had plans to visit several more schools before making a commitment but threw the travel itinerary out the window when he fell in love with UNC, where former Lake Braddock assistant Bill Renner’s son, Bryn, plays. Macon, Ga., defensive lineman Caleb Samuel will play in Chapel Hill. (ACC Sports Journal)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Korey Banks2016 ATH
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Nolan DeFranco2016 DE
Marlon Dunlap2016 DT
Luke Elder2016 OT

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