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Jay Jay McCargo Spotlight

In this exclusive Scout Spotlight video, you'll see what makes UNC commitment Jay Jay McCargo a four-star offensive line prospect. The UNC football program is a good fit for McCargo, but the school is as well. McCargo discusses in the Spotlight what he personally values in a college and his career ambitions for after his football career - and both help explain why he's going to be a Tar Heel. (Inside Carolina)

2016 LB Jonathan Smith to announce college choice Friday

Scotland’s Jonathan Smith saw his recruiting activity soar after completing an impressive junior season, and now the Associated Press all-state linebacker has set a date and venue to announce his college destination. Smith will publicize his choice Friday at “Laurinburg After Five,” a community event sponsored by Murphy-Brown LLC held at the James L. Morgan Recreation Complex. Duke and North Carolina are the favorites to land Smith, who has visited both schools this month. (Laurinburg Exchange)

UNC has the early lead for 2018 QB James Foster

James Foster is one of the top underclassmen prospects in the state of Alabama and it has resulted in early offers. The quarterback named his first leader. "I have a great bond with (quarterbacks) coach (Keith) Heckendorf," he told Scout. "My visit was great, they impressed me a lot," Foster said. "I can really see myself playing there and I got to hang out with Marquise Williams. He was a really cool guy and yeah, he told me to keep working." (Scout.com)

Kyree Campbell a building block for revamped UNC defense

Kyree Campbell did what many expected he would and picked North Carolina on Monday, giving the Tar Heels a huge building block in the trenches as Gene Chizik takes over the defensive reins. Campbell is fresh off his latest trip to UNC and he's always liked the Tar Heels. It wasn't a huge surprise when he picked UNC because of his history with the school. (Rivals.com)

ICTV: Kyree Campbell's Announcement

Kyree Campbell's voice echoed through the stadium's speaker system. "It came down to one thing," the coveted defensive tackle told family, friends and teammates. "Where would I feel comfortable without football - education-wise, no football, no friends, no, family. What school best fit me without any of that. There was only one school that felt like that out of these five." Campbell then reached for the UNC hat on the table in front of him. (Inside Carolina)

DT Kyree Campbell commits to UNC

Class of 2016 defensive tackle Kyree Campbell (Woodbridge, VA) has committed to North Carolina. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound prospect picked the Tar Heels over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio State, Penn State, Georgia, South Carolina and others. Campbell is the 15th commit for UNC in the 2016 class. He is the third defensive line commit for this cycle, joining defensive ends Tomon Fox and Nolan DeFranco. (Carolina Blue)

Five Official Visits Come to Mind for LB Dominique Ross

Dominique Ross, the fifth-ranked outside linebacker in Florida for the class of 2016, came off the board and decided that Chapel Hill was the place for him back on June 15. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker is equipped with additional opportunities from LSU, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, UCLA, Michigan and Miami among others, but will join a UNC roster that's already jam-packed with Florida talent. (Scout.com)

Heels trending for DT Kyree Campbell

Coming off Thursday's unofficial visit to North Carolina with his mom, 2016 defensive tackle Kyree Campbell (Woodbridge, VA) is trending towards the Tar Heels in the 247Sports Crystal Ball. The 247Sports Crystal Ball allows select expects and insiders to make predictions on where they believe certain prospects will commit. After the UNC visit, Campbell moved up his decision date to this Monday. (Carolina Blue)

Surratt brothers savor memories, eager to make more in football, basketball

Chazz Surratt, who was selected for ESPN’s Elite 11 national quarterback competition this summer, originally committed to Duke but switched to North Carolina last month. North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams has promised Chazz a walk-on spot on the basketball team if he wants. North Carolina football coaches have also offered Sage Surratt a scholarship, and Williams has extended a walk-on offer to him. (Charlotte Observer)

DE Kyree Campbell to announce college choice Aug. 3

Woodbridge High School senior Kyree Campbell had originally planned on announcing his college choice Oct. 29. The date was best for his immediate and extended family to come together and share in the special moment. But after an unofficial visit Thursday to the University of North Carolina, Campbell bumped up his announcement date by informing his head coach, Gary Wortham, that he wanted to officially disclose his choice Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. on Woodbridge's football field. (Inside NoVa)

ICTV: Chazz Surratt on the Move

The rivalry between UNC and Duke isn't as deep for quarterback Chazz Surratt as it is for most fans, as he's been committed to both programs. But now that he's settled with the Tar Heels, Surratt said he can focus on new relationships and better his game. "I grew up a Carolina fan," Surratt said while competing at the Shrine Bowl Invitation Camp. Surratt will join a loaded stable of quarterbacks on the 2016 UNC roster, but he said he's not intimidated by the depth chart. (Inside Carolina)

WR Divine Deablo commits to Virginia Tech

Winston Salem, NC (Mount Tabor) wide receiver Divine Deablo has committed to Virginia Tech. Deablo committed to Virginia Tech on Monday night after visiting the Hokies on Saturday with his mother. The 247Sports Composite three star wide receiver held 17 scholarship offers and chose the Hokies over his other finalists North Carolina and NC State. (Carolina Blue)

2016 Kicker Kyle Corbett Gaining Attention from VT, UNC and Others

Southern Pines, NC (Pinecrest) kicker/punter Kyle Corbett has received a lot of interest this summer, including from Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Liberty University after his 2014 season. In 2014, Corbett put 55 of 86 kickoffs in the end zone last year, averaging 54.1 yards per kick. He was 4-for-12 on field goals with a long of 42 yards. (247 Sports)

UNC, Virginia Tech lead for wide receiver Divine Deablo

Divine Deablo is one of the top uncommitted prospects in North Carolina. The three-star wide receiver spoke with Scout at last weekend’s Shrine Bowl Invitation-Only practice about where he is in the recruiting process.North Carolina and Virginia Tech have pulled in front for Deablo. Along with those two schools, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Deablo is considering Georgia and NC State. (Scout.com)

Korey Banks: "Its something I want to be a part of"

UNC secured a commitment from 2016 wide receiver/athlete Korey Banks late Monday night. The Georgia prospect becomes UNC's 14th commit in this year's class. CarolinaBlue spoke with Banks shortly after he committed: "It was just a matter of time," Banks said. The speedy athlete picked UNC over Wake Forest, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Banks continues the influx of Peach State prospects to North Carolina. He is UNC's sixth 2016 commit from the state of Georgia. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
Korey Banks2016 ATH
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Nolan DeFranco2016 DE
Luke Elder2016 OT
Tomon Fox2016 DE
Tyrone Hopper2016 OLB
Jay Jay McCargo2016 OG

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