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Fedora getting recruits despite bad publicity

Since the first day on the job as North Carolina's head football coach, Larry Fedora has been dealing with the impact of NCAA investigations and academic probes that would have stymied the recruiting for many programs. It has made the recruiting process doubly difficult for Fedora and his coaching staff. But the way they've dealt with those obstacles has produced some surprising and impressive results. (Fayetteville Observer)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC quarterback commit Nathan Elliot (Celina, Texas) completed 14-of-15 passes for 203 yards and a career high seven touchdowns. His younger brother, Caleb, caught the final touchdown pass. Wake Forest running back Bryce Love rushed for 235 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in a 42-13 win over Leesville Road. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Jalen Dalton Signs With Tar Heels

The University of North Carolina has signed a scholarship agreement with defensive lineman Jalen Dalton who will enroll in January 2015, upon completion of his high school degree. A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Dalton (6-5, 235 pounds) attends West Forsyth High School and is considered by most recruiting analysts as one of the top three players in the state. (GoHeels.com)

What Jalen Dalton's commitment means for UNC

In a season full of disappointments on the field and in recruiting, North Carolina securing the commitment of 247Sports five-star defensive end Jalen Dalton is a glimmer of hope and small victory for a program bogged down with negative recruiting and on-the-field struggles. In the larger landscape, the Dalton commitment today provides the hope that UNC is able to lock down at least some of the best talent in the state. It is a testament to the coaching staff and their recruiting abilities. (Carolina Blue)

4-Star DE Jalen Dalton Chooses UNC

Four-star prospect Jalen Dalton announced his verbal commitment to North Carolina during a press conference at West Forsyth High School on Thursday, opening his jacket to reveal UNC gear underneath. Dalton, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound defensive end, selected UNC over co-finalist Virginia Tech, as well as a slew of other schools that have offered, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, and Tennessee. (Inside Carolina)

DE Jalen Dalton commits to UNC

Defensive end Jalen Dalton (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) committed to North Carolina over Virginia Tech at a press conference at his high school Thursday. Dalton said his family liked Chapel Hill when he took an official visit there in October. “My mom and brother liked it,” Dalton said. “I liked the Business center.” Dalton has more reasons why he chose North Carolina. “It’s a home vibe,” Dalton said. “Not too far away. I like the coaching staff. The defensive line coach (Keith Gilmore) is real high on me.” (247 Sports)

Javontay Smith: 'I Committed Right Away'

Javontay Smith, a 2016 safety from Columbus (Ga.) Carver, committed to North Carolina on Wednesday. “Coach [Larry] Fedora called my coach and put me on the phone,” Smith said. “He told me that I had an offer. I always wanted to be a Tar Heel, so I committed when I heard about [the offer]. I committed right away.” Smith, a 6-foot, 181-pound safety from Columbus (Ga.) Carver, also possessed an offer from Indiana. (Inside Carolina)

2016 safety Javontay Smith commits to UNC

North Carolina received a commit from Columbus (GA) Carver three-star safety Javontay Smith. Here is what coaches see from him as a prospect at the next level. Smith has solid build and frame at 6-foot-1, and 190-pounds with a thick, musculature upper body. (Carolina Blue)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

Wake Forest running back Bryce Love scored on touchdown runs of 72 and 58 yards, and a 58-yard punt return. He carried the ball just five times for 142 yards. Butler quarterback Anthony Ratliff-Williams completed 13-of-19 passes for 126 yards, three touchdowns (35, 8, and 8 yards), and an interception. He also rushed 12 times for 42 yards. Find out how other UNC football recruits fared in the week's edition of Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora takes helicopter on another recruiting tour

UNC coach Larry Fedora is expected to be at Greenville Rose High on Friday night – and he’s planning to make an entrance. According to four-star wide receiver Cornell Powell, Fedora will travel to the Rampants game against New Bern in a helicopter. With the Tar Heels on a bye this week, the staff is out on the road recruiting and Powell, who holds over 15 scholarships offers, is already a priority for UNC. The junior will face off against New Bern three-star cornerback Mike Hughes – who like Powell – holds a UNC offer. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Meet UNC Football Commit Carl Tucker

Hough High School tight end Carl Tucker is one of several Charlotte-area high school student-athletes on pace to enroll early in college. Tucker committed to the University of North Carolina back in April and is on a fast track to join the Tar Heels. I talked to Carl at a recent Hough practice for another edition of 10 Questions. “I’m just in love with Carolina, I love everything about them, and can’t wait to be a part of the school.” (USA Today)

DE Jalen Dalton sets announcement date

Defensive end Jalen Dalton (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) will announce for either Virginia Tech or North Carolina at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 13 (next Thursday) at West Forsyth High School. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Dalton is the No. 4 weakside defensive end prospect in the 2015 recruiting class per 247Sports Composite rankings. Most believe he is Blacksburg-bound. He officially visited Tech this past weekend. (247 Sports)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

New Bern quarterback Mike Hughes passed for three touchdowns (26, 31, and 28 yards) and ran for two more (both ten-yarders). He completed 7-of-11 passes for 130 yards and rushed 13 times for 144 yards. Wake Forest running back Bryce Love rushed for 179 yards and five touchdowns (10, 2, 14, 44, and 1 yards) -- all in the first half. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this weekend's edition of Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Jalen Dalton down to two, decision coming

Five-star defensive end Jalen Dalton (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) is down to Virginia Tech and North Carolina, per 247Sports National Recruiting Insider Ryan Bartow who was on-site at his school Thursday. A decision will come in two weeks. Dalton, who will enroll in January, will take an official visit to Blacksburg this weekend. He previously visited UNC officially. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Dalton is the No. 4 weakside defensive end prospect in the 2015 class per 247Sports Composite rankings. (247 Sports)

2016 QB Deuce Wallace talks relationship with UNC, visit

In talking with class of 2016 three-star quarterback Deuce Wallace out of Sevier County (TN), you get a sense of the recruitment process for a high school quarterback and the importance of relationship between the player and the coach/program. A 6-foot-2 and 200-pound pro-style quarterback, Wallace has been building a relationship with UNC quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf for some time now. On Saturday October 18th, Wallace was able to meet Coach Heck and get a sense for UNC as a school and a football program. (Carolina Blue)

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