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2015 Safety Jamile Johnson commits to North Carolina

Jamile Johnson has found a new school. After decommiting from Oklahoma earlier this month, the three-star defensive back out of South Oak Cliff gave a verbal pledge to North Carolina on Tuesday night. Johnson announced his decision via Twitter. Rivals.com ranks Johnson as the No. 41 cornerback in the nation and No. 59 overall player in Texas. He originally committed to the Sooners back in February and held offers from Arkansas, TCU, Texas Tech and others. (Dallas Morning News)

Incoming OL Josh Allen Released by UNC

February signee Josh Allen will not be enrolling at North Carolina. Allen, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive guard from Jacksonville (Fla.) University Christian School, is still waiting to hear from the NCAA Clearinghouse regarding his qualifying status. Regardless, UNC’s admissions won’t clear him, according to Inside Carolina sources. Allen has been released from his UNC Letter of Intent and is free to pursue a different college. (Inside Carolina)

Improved Anthony Ratliff-Williams out to lead Butler to fourth NC 4AA championship appearance

Butler High’s senior quarterback added a few things in the offseason. Anthony Ratliff’s parents were married, and he added a name to honor them. He’s now Anthony Ratliff-Williams. He also packed on 15 pounds of muscle and now measures 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. Most of all, Ratliff-Williams has added responsibilities to his role as the face of one of the Carolinas’ top football programs. Ratliff-Williams regularly studies film of guys such as Chris Leak and Joe Cox and Marquise Williams, who will be his teammate at North Carolina next season. (Charlotte Observer)

Five-star DT Shy Tuttle announcing on September 26th

Class of 2015 defensive tackle Shy Tuttle mentioned on Twitter that he is announcing his college decision on September 26th. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound prospect out of North Davidson High School in Lexington (NC) is a 247Sports Composite five-star player and the No. 1 prospect in the state of North Carolina. Tuttle announced a top five of Clemson, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, and Tennessee on June 23rd. (Carolina Blue)

Anthony Ratliff On Board With UNC

There’s no questioning Anthony Ratliff’s commitment. On Aug. 1, he signed a scholarship agreement with UNC. “It’s definitely a monkey off my back, because it was bothering me a lot,” Ratliff said. “I wanted to go ahead and get it over with, because I was signed, sealed, and delivered once I gave my verbal to Carolina.” Signing has allowed Ratliff to focus even more on his senior football season. Last season he was one of several new starters who were tasked with replacing a talented group of seniors that helped Butler win a NCHSAA 4AA Title. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football Coaches Welcome Early Signees

The Tar Heel coaching staff is extremely excited to welcome recent early signees Anthony Ratliff, Carl Tucker, Ty'Son Williams and J.K. Britt. View Video...

Senior Spotlight: Profile on Tommy Hatton

Tommy Hatton came away with the top prize and a broken bone while starring on ESPN last month. The All-State offensive tackle, whose senior season at St. Joseph is quickly approaching, was named MVP among linemen at the prestigious invitation-only Nike Opening Camp in Oregon. The injury should not impede Hatton’s drive toward further stardom. He has accepted a football scholarship to the University of North Carolina, where he will study business or communications and play a position that is new to him. (NorthJersey.com)

2015 UNC Football Recruiting Roundup

In the past week UNC has had two 247Sports four-star prospects decommit: Offensive tackle Emanuel McGirt and safety Ronnie Harrison. With 15 current football commits, CarolinaBlue examines the remaining targets on UNC's 2015 recruiting board. DT Shy Tuttle, Lexington (NC) - (6-3, 315): 55% UNC, 40% Tennessee, 5% Clemson. Tuttle's high school coach told CarolinaBlue that the decision could come in late August (25th) or in September. Tennessee has made a recent run in Crystal Ball predictions. DE Jalen Dalton, Clemmons (NC) - (6-5, 235): 100% UNC. (Carolina Blue)

OL Emanuel McGirt Decommits from UNC

Emanuel McGirt committed to North Carolina about six weeks ago, but he has decided to re-open his recruitment. Scout confirmed it with McGirt's coach. "Yes, he did," Hillside head coach Antonio King said when asked if McGirt decommitted from UNC Saturday. The 6-foot-5, 270 pound offensive tackle has made it known that he had interest in Georgia and North Carolina State along with North Carolina in recent weeks. (Scout.com)

UNC signs three top football recruits to scholarship agreements

Taking advantage of an NCAA rule that allows colleges to sign high school seniors that plan to enroll in college early, coach Larry Fedora has received scholarship agreements from quarterback Anthony Ratliff, athlete Carl Tucker and running back Ty’son Williams. Ratliff is ranked as the No. 13 dual-threat quarterback in the country. Tucker is the No. 4 ranked tight end in the country and the No. 9 overall player in North Carolina. Williams is a four-star prospect who picked the Tar Heels over South Carolina, Georgia and Notre Dame. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC in Jalen Dalton's Top-3, Will Decide Soon

6-6, 225-pound senior defensive end Jalen Dalton received more than 20 Division I scholarship offers. He is listed at No. 90 in the Class of 2015 in ESPN’s recruiting rankings. Like his counterpart at North Davidson, the highly recruited Shy Tuttle, Dalton said he plans to announce his college choice soon. “It’s probably between Virginia Tech, (North) Carolina and possibly Miami,” the affable Dalton said this week. “I was thinking about it the other night, and there’s no point in waiting. I will probably make my decision in August or September.” (Winston-Salem Journal)

Football commits Carl Tucker, Anthony Ratliff sign with UNC

Class of 2015 North Carolina commits Carl Tucker and Anthony Ratliff made it official today as they signed financial aid agreements for UNC. Tucker is a 6-foot-1, 225 WR/TE from Hough High School in Cornelius (NC) with 4.60 second 40-yard dash speed. Ratliff is a 6-foot-1. 205-pound dual-threat quarterback from Butler High School in Matthews (NC). Ratliff runs a 4.50. Signing the financial aid agreement binds the school to the player and secures the prospect a spot in the recruiting class. (Carolina Blue)

Ronnie Harrison switches commitment from UNC to Alabama

Class of 2015 safety Ronnie Harrison has switched his commitment from North Carolina to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Tallahassee native had been committed to UNC since July 23rd, 2013. Harrison picked Alabama over UNC and LSU. Per the 247Sports rankings, Harrison is the No. 14 safety and No. 24 prospect in the state of Florida. (Carolina Blue)

2015 RB Ty'Son Williams Commits to UNC

Class of 2015 running back Ty'Son Williams committed to North Carolina on Tuesday. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound prospect out of Sumter (SC) picked UNC over South Carolina and Georgia. "I feel like I made the best decision for me and my family," Williams told CarolinaBlue. Williams last visited UNC for the Freak Show on June 21st and almost committed that night. "I went to the Freak Show and checked out the campus," Williams explained. "I got a real good feeling, like I could see myself going here. It was a great feeling." (Carolina Blue)

The Ronnie Harrison Decision

Class of 2015 prospect Ronnie Harrison is set to announce his final college decision today at Florida State University School in Tallahassee, Florida. Harrison, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound defensive back, committed to North Carolina on July 26th, 2013 after visiting Chapel Hill the week before. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Dyami Brown2018 ATH
Avery Jones2018 OT
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB

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