Video: UNC Football Recruiting Off To Fast StartRivals.com's Adam Friedman discusses UNC's fast start in recruiting for the class of 2017 complete with videos of some members of the class.
ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 among those pursuing 2017 safety Jonathan SutherlandFour-star defensive back Jonathan Sutherland’s scholarship offer list has grown to over 20. The Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal safety spoke with Scout about the latest developments in his recruitment. (Scout.com)
FSU adds Top 10 QB Bailey Hockman to 2017 recruiting classThe Florida State football team has offered a scholarship to at least 130 players in the country in the Class of 2017. But Jimbo Fisher has been selective with offering just any quarterback. Four-star lefty Bailey Hockman, one of just three quarterbacks offered by Fisher and considered a Top 10 player at his position, announced his intention to join FSU’s 2017 recruiting class on Sunday. (Tallahassee Democrat)
2016 JuCo CB Robert Morgan Commits to UNCNorth Carolina has made a late addition to its 2016 commitment list. Robert Morgan, a JuCo cornerback, verbally committed to UNC while officially visiting this weekend. Morgan, a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder, spent the past two seasons at Pasadena City (Calif.) JC. Before that, he prepped at Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian.
LB Malik Robinson Commits to UNCAs he foreboded, Malik Robinson verbally committed to North Carolina on Saturday during the “Freak Fest” junior day. Robinson, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Snellville (Ga.) South Gwinnett, selected UNC over offers from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech.
Former UNC Football Commit Kyran Bowman to Play Basketball at Boston CollegeOne year ago, Kyran Bowman was committed to play football at North Carolina. As he wraps up his senior year of high school, though, he’s preparing to play basketball at another ACC school. The 2016 point guard committed to Boston College on Thursday. Bowman pledged to the Tar Heels as a wideout in March 2014 and remained committed for over a year before deciding to quit football and focus on basketball. (ACC Sports Journal)
2017 4-Star QB Bailey Hockman Opens Up on Recruiting and Career Plans After FootballThe recruiting process has already proved to be eventful for 4-star quarterback Bailey Hockman. However, the Peach State product may do a little recruiting of his own after his playing days are over. That’s because he has eyes on becoming a sports agent after his time on the gridiron concludes. (Bleacher Report)
ACC, SEC schools on top for 2017 RB Javon LeakeJavon Leake had a tremendous junior season last fall. Now, he has several scholarship offers and three teams are at the top of the Greensboro (N.C.) Page's running back's list..“I have offers from North Carolina, NC State, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, East Carolina and Old Dominion," Javon Leake said. (Scout.com)
North Carolina gets surprise commitment from 4-star Florida RB Adarius LemonsFour-star running back prospect Adarius Lemons announced his commitment to North Carolina. The new Tar Heels pledge was reported by multiple sources Thursday evening, with new UNC assistant coach Chad Scott receiving credit for luring Lemons to his future home. The Clearwater High back instantly becomes the most high profile recruit in North Carolina’s Class of 2017. (USA Today)
Four-Star RB Adarius Lemons Commits to UNCFour-star running back Adarius Lemons verbally committed to North Carolina while visiting the school on Thursday. Lemons, 6-foot-1, 185-pounder from Clearwater (Fla.), selected UNC over scholarships from over two dozen schools including Auburn, Central Florida, Indiana, Iowa, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.
Four in front for 2017 four-star safety Jonathan SutherlandAlexandria (Va.) Episcopal four-star safety Jonathan Sutherland told 247Sports at the Pylon 7-on-7 National Championships over the weekend that four schools are standing out. "North Carolina, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Michigan," he said. (Carolina Blue)
Younger Surratt Starring Out Of ShadowSage Surratt, a junior athlete from East Lincoln High School in Denver (NC), has had an outstanding junior season on the gridiron, hardwood, and in the classroom. He was an all-state wide receiver this past football season and will likely be an all-state selection in basketball. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Surratt brothers help send East Lincoln to 2nd straight basketball state finalEast Lincoln pulled away in the latter stages for a 64-52 victory over Forest Hills on Saturday in the N.C. 2A boys’ Western Regional final. East Lincoln’s Sage Surratt led all scorers with 32 points and was especially unstoppable during the first quarter when he was 6-of-6 from the field. Chazz Surratt dominated the third quarter, scoring 13 of his 17 points. (Charlotte Observer)
North Carolina trending for four-star quarterback Bailey HockmanFour-star pro-style quarterback Bailey Hockman from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., was once considered to be favoring the home-state Georgia Bulldogs as his college destination. The class of 2017 prospect got an early crystal ball prediction for Florida State, followed by several for the home-state Dawgs. (Carolina Blue)
Search begins for North Carolina's top 2017 football prospectThree of the candidates for the state's No. 1 ranking have already made verbal commitments to North Carolina - Jones, Lawler and Melton. A fifth major in-state prospect joined that trio last week when Durham Riverside defensive tackle Jordan Riley committed. (Fayetteville Observer)