Larry Fedora has unique way to attract blue-chip prospectsNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora is one of those cutting-edge guys when it comes to recruiting. Whether it's staging spring practice scrimmages in recruiting hotspots such as Charlotte and Greensboro, or dressing the Tar Heels in the latest designs by Nike, Fedora knows how to appeal to today's prospects. Another of Fedora's attempts to attract recruits to UNC was introduced last year when the coaching staff released a video entitled, "Fedora's Freak Show.'' (Fayetteville Observer)
Ravenscroft TE Avery Edwards commits to UNCRavenscroft School's Avery Edwards made a verbal commitment Tuesday. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end committed to the University of North Carolina, according to Ravenscroft football coach Ned Gonet. Edwards was sought after by a number of schools, holding offers from Appalachian State, Arkansas, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. (High School OT)
2014 RB Noah Brown names top eight2014 four-star athlete Noah Brown recently named his top eight, and schools from all over the country were represented in there. The Ohio State Buckeyes, USC Trojans, Michigan State Spartans, South Carolina Gameockcs, Virginia Tech Hokies, in-state Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Vanderbilt Commodores, and North Carolina Tar Heels all made the top eight cut for Brown. (FanSided 150)
Video: UNC DE commit Tyler Powell "Freak Show" footageMidlothian (Va.) Cosby defensive lineman Tyler Powell was in Chapel Hill for "Fedora's Freak Show". Here's footage of the action.
ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal DivisionNorth Carolina: UNC picked up two defensive commitments a week ago, with Georgia DB Ayden Bonilla and Virginia defensive lineman Tyler Powell. The Tar Heels then added three more last weekend, defensive backs Allen Artis and Cameron Albright and defensive end Jeremiah Clarke. (ACC Sports Journal)
DT Jeremiah Clarke becomes UNC's third football commitment of the weekendDefensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke (6'5", 275) from T.C. Williams high school (of "Remember the Titans" fame) in Alexandria, Virginia, became North Carolina's third football commitment of the weekend when he joined Georgia safeties Allen Artis and Cam Albright in committing to the Tar Heels Sunday after attending UNC's "Freak Show" elite camp on Saturday night.
Clarke is rated a 4-star recruit by Scout.com and a 3-star recruit by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports. He becomes the 13th member of UNC's 2014 football recruiting class and the eighth defensive commitment.
Jeremiah Clarke Highlights
Demornay Pierson-El commits to NebraskaWhen Demornay Pierson-El arrived Saturday for the Big Red Weekend, he chose not to initially hang out with fellow prospects in Nebraska’s game room. Instead, he walked into the conference room and had a one-on-one meeting with NU coach Bo Pelini. That meeting helped lead Pierson-El, a 5-foot-9, 172-pound three-star prospect from Alexandria (Va.) West Potomac High School to become NU’s ninth commit (Omaha World-Herald)
Video: 4-star safety Cam Albright discusses his commitment to UNCNew North Carolina 4-star safety commit Cam Albright discusses his commitment to the Tar Heels after Saturday night's "Freak Show" elite camp at UNC:
Braxton Berrios trims list to fiveLeesville Road High School's Braxton Berrios could pick almost any college in the country to play football at in 2014, but on Friday evening the rising senior trimmed his list of schools to five. Using a tweet with a screenshot taken from his phone, Berrios listed his five schools in alphabetical order – Clemson, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. (High School OT)
Georgia Safeties Cam Albright, Allen Artis Commit to UNCNorth Carolina landed much-needed help in its defensive secondary Saturday night at Larry Fedora's "Freak Show" football camp when 3-star Georgia safety Cam Albright (Kennsaw, GA) committed to the Tar Heels. Shortly afterwards, Allen Artis (Marietta, GA), who wasn't in attendance at the camp, also pulled the trigger for UNC.
Albright and Artis are the 11th and 12th commitments in the Tar Heels' 2014 football recruiting class and are both rated among the top-100 rising seniors in the state of Georgia. North Carolina now has three safety commits for 2014 (Ayden Bonilla committed last week) and seems be done recruiting the position for this cycle.
Cam Albright Highlights
2014 Safety Ayden Bonilla Commits to North CarolinaAyden Bonilla wasted little time in accepting North Carolina's scholarship offer which was extended to him after attending UNC's summer football camp over the weekend. Bonilla, a 6'2", 200-pound safety from Etowah high school in Woodstock, Georgia, notified the Tar Heel staff of his commitment after returning home from camp on Monday, according to multiple sources.
Bonilla, whose highlights can be viewed at Hudl.com, is rated a 2-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He becomes the tenth member of UNC's 2014 football recruiting class.
2014 DE Tyler Powell commits to UNCDefensive end Tyler Powell (6'4", 255, Midlothian, VA) committed to North Carolina on Monday, according to multiple sources. Powell is currently rated a 2-star prospect by Scout.com and a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports, although those ratings will almost certainly rise due to his strong performance on the summer camp circuit.
Powell was recently named defensive line MVP at the College Prep World Football Camp, and he will likely attend UNC's "Freak Show" on June 15th, a camp for some of the Tar Heels' most highly-prized recruits. Powell also had scholarship offers from West Virginia, Michigan State, and Wisconsin, among others.
Tyler Powell Highlight Video
2014 DT Andrew Brown Talks College ChoicesOscar Smith lineman Andrew Brown is a highly sought after college prospect. Brown has his choice of somewhere around three dozen colleges that are offering a full ride, and many college coaches have been selling him hard on the opportunities he has for early playing time. (Recruits757.com)
Florida Safety Reggan Northrup Lists UNC in Top-TwoAccording to Reggan Northrup, "Right now, the top two would probably be Rutgers and North Carolina." Northrup broke down some of the factors in solidifying the Scarlet Knights and Tar Heels as his two favorite collegiate football programs at the moment. UNC: "I just like the fact that when I went over there and visited, they made me feel like I was really at home. I know a couple of players there. I really like the city. It's nice college life there. It's someplace I can see myself at for four years." (NJ.com)
Tar Heels Offer 2014 LB Dexter WrightDexter Wright has been quietly waiting in the shadows of college football recruiting for sometime now, but his name is starting to surface around the different campuses. He received his first offer last month and it came from the East Carolina Pirates. (Keeping It Heel)