2017 RB Michael Carter gets tips from NFL star, plans to commit on July 4It’s been a busy nine months for Navarre’s Michael Carter — who has been recovering from a torn PCL — but that could all pay off well starting in July. The speedy playmaker is one month from being cleared for full-contact football and plans to commit on July 4 to one of the 19 schools who have offered him a scholarship to play NCAA football. (Pensacola News Journal)
2018 athlete Tre' Turner: Two sports, one special talentTre' Turner loves sports. He lives them, breathes them and even eats them when he isn't hitting up his family’s restaurant, Boss Hog’s Bar-B-Que. Turner’s first infatuation was basketball, following his brother and 2014 NBA first-round draft pick P.J. Hairston on the AAU circuit when he was just a month old. Though that fire is still burning strong 16 years later, another has kindled: football. (Greensboro News & Record)
5-Star ATH Devon Hunter Unveils Top 11 SchoolsAfter teasing his Top 11 by revealing several schools earlier in the week, five-star athlete Devon Hunter rolled out complete list on Friday. Hunter, who's ranked as the nation's No. 4 overall prospect and No. 3 athlete, is eyeing programs from the ACC, Big Ten and SEC. (Campus Insiders)
Larry Fedora building North Carolina’s football profileOn Friday, North Carolina made the top 11 for Devon Hunter, a safety from Chesapeake, Va., who is one of the top players at his position in the 2017 class. Tre Shaw — a cornerback out of Ellenwood, Ga., who is rated a four-star recruit by all major services — trimmed his list to four on the same day, and UNC made the cut along with Auburn, Clemson and South Carolina. (Today's U)
Never Any Doubt For UNC Football Commitment Brian AndersonBrian Anderson knew where he wanted to go to college the moment he was offered a scholarship by North Carolina. He wanted to be a Tar Heel. But the UNC staff, with his recruitment led by offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic, the man Anderson will learn the most from when he gets to school, wanted the Montgomery, AL, native to check out other schools and find out what others have to offer. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Caleb Rozar buying into Chizik, UNC’s defensive philosophyThe Tar Heels were bound to attract high-profiled defenders with the latest uptick in UNC's defensive production and the future got a bit brighter with the recent verbal commitment from 2017 defensive back Caleb Rozar. The Tar Heels’ infatuation with big, rangy corners coincides with Rozar’s 6-foot-3, 190-pound framework as well as his athleticism on the line and in coverage. (Today's U)
UNC Among Standouts for 4-star DB Tre ShawAuburn has one cornerback committed (Malcolm Askew) but the Tigers still need at least two more in the 2017 class. Tre Shaw of Georgia is one potential target.Shaw already has visited Auburn several times. "It's just a great place, all around," he said. Who else stands out? According to Shaw, Clemson, North Carolina and South Carolina. (247 Sports)
Commits Highlight Saturday's Freak ShowOf the many different activities that make Fedora’s Freak Show the most entertaining offseason event for UNC’s football program, prospects stepping forward at the end of the evening pledging their commitment to becoming Tar Heels is easily the night’s highlight. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Video: 2017 OL Brian Anderson Talks His CommitmentMontgomery, AL, offensive lineman Brian Anderson, a 3-star prospect, tells THI why he chose UNC and the process in waiting until the night of the Freak Show to announce his decision.
OL Marcus McKethan Commits to UNCUNC has landed 2017 offensive tackle Marcus McKethan out of Barnwell, S.C. The 6-6, 328-pound prospect visited North Carolina last Friday and committed to Larry Fedora and the Tar Heels on Wednesday. McKethan becomes UNC's 12th commit for the 2017 class. The momentum for the Tar Heels class continues --- Carolina has landed four commits in the last five days. (Carolina Blue)
Analysis: New 2017 CB commit Traivon LeonardClint Brewster, 247Sports National Evaluator, spoke with CarolinaBlue about what 2017 CB commit Traivon Leonard will bring to the Tar Heels. "Leonard is an instinctual cornerback with nice coverage skills," Brewster said. "His ability to stick with receivers and run the route for them really stands out. He understands the wide receiver route tree and comes up with a lot of pass breakups." (Carolina Blue)
FAU Cornerback Recruit Traivon Leonard Flips Commitment to UNCCornerback Traivon Leonard (West Palm Beach, Fla./Oxbridge) committed to North Carolina, as first-reported by 247Sports.com. Leonard flipped from his verbal commit to FAU. Leonard had originally committed to the Owls December 2. He visited UNC last week and put on a show in front of the Tar Heels staff. "It was amazing," Leonard said of UNC. "I loved it. That's the place I'm going to go." (247 Sports)
Video: UNC Freak Show Sights and SoundsHeld under the lights of Kenan Stadium with the sound system blaring, the 2016 edition of Fedora's Freak Show had just as much excitement as ever, as captured by Inside Carolina.
2017 CB Caleb Rozar talks Carolina commitmentThe excitement had died down from UNC's Freak Show and the lights were turned shut off in Kenan Stadium. But, there remained one final firework to cap off North Carolina's evening. Caleb Rozar, a 2017 cornerback from Tennessee pledged to the Tar Heels. He committed to UNC head coach Larry Fedora, defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, and defensive backs coach Charlton Warren in the tunnel under Kenan. (Carolina Blue)
CB Caleb Rozar commits to UNCClass of 2017 cornerback Caleb Rozar has committed to North Carolina. The 6-3, 200-pound cornerback pulled the trigger roughly 30 minutes after the Freak Show ended. Rozar came in to the Freak Show and proved that he was a corner who can play at a high level in college. He is strong on the line and has the size the Tar Heels want in the secondary. (Carolina Blue)