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Brad Henson's Journal: Three Points of Emphasis

Future Tar Heel Brad Henson, an offensive lineman from Toms River (N.J.) Monsignor Donovan, is filing regular journal entries at InsideCarolina.com leading up to his UNC enrollment in June. "After the football season ended, I started really focusing on working out. One of the biggest things I was focusing on was my strength and improving every area of my game." (Inside Carolina)

LB Jacob Pugh commits to Florida State

ESPN 150 outside linebacker Jacob Pugh (Tallahassee, Fla./Godby) gave a verbal commitment to Florida State on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 224-pound four-star linebacker said his commitment is solid, but he still might visit other schools over the summer. "I'm going to see what [FSU] thinks about me visiting other schools,” Pugh said. “I got some camps I want to go to over the summer. Like Kentucky, Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Alabama. I just want to go to camps to get better." (ESPN.com)

UNC Adds Late Football Signee Will Dancy

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora announced Tuesday the addition of offensive lineman Will Dancy to the 2013 recruiting class. A native of Graham, N.C., Dancy will join the Tar Heels this fall after earning all-conference honors as a true freshman last season at Eastern Arizona College. Dancy, who measures 6-4, 297 pounds, will compete for playing time at either guard or center. He signed a scholarship agreement Tuesday and plans to enroll in UNC's second session of summer school in June. (GoHeels.com)

RB D'Ernest Johnson commits to UNC

Larry Fedora and his staff at North Carolina continue to build recruiting momentum in the 2014 class. After picking up four commitments in April, including ESPN 150 quarterback Caleb Henderson (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock), the Tar Heels have reeled in one of the top offensive playmakers in the Sunshine State, running back D'Ernest Johnson (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee). (ESPN.com)

UNC an early leader for Florida safety Ben Edwards

North Carolina is the latest school to offer 2015 Florida safety Ben Edwards, and the Tar Heels are one of the top teams on his list. "I really like North Carolina," said Edwards. "When I heard I received an offer from them I was really happy. I always wanted to go there, I just didn't tell anybody. I also like Miami, Georgia Tech, and Florida." Edwards currently holds offers from UNC, Boston College, UMass, Memphis, Navy, FIU, Tulsa, UAB, and a few others. (Jackets Online)

Brad Henson's Journal: Coach Kap

Future Tar Heel Brad Henson, an offensive lineman from Toms River (N.J.) Monsignor Donovan, is filing regular journal entries at InsideCarolina.com leading up to his UNC enrollment in June. "Offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic -- 'Coach Kap' -- taking over my recruitment was a blessing in disguise. The first time I met Coach Kap, I was kind of intimidated by him. But once I got to know him better, especially off the field, I realized that he’s a real good guy." (Inside Carolina)

ACC Football Commitment List: Coastal Division

Seven players remain committed to UNC, the most notable of which is four-star QB Caleb Henderson from Burke, Va. The Blue Devils gained three commitments recently, including RB Kerrion Moore who has the potential to make a difference in all three phases of the game. Moore joins WR Chris Taylor and OL Zach Harmon as newly committed Duke recruits. Before the Blue Devils gained three recruits in recent weeks, the Hokies had the most commitments — eight. (ACC Sports Journal)

Braxton Berrios recruit scouting report: Wes Welker clone

Braxton Berrios is a consensus three-star prospect in the class of 2014 from Leesville Road High School (NC); he could end up as a wide receiver, running back or defensive back in college. Berrios is getting plenty of attention from major-conference programs and has scholarship offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State and West Virginia, among others. (SB Nation)

T.J. Logan leads Northern Guilford to 3-A track title

T.J. Logan, who is headed to the University of North Carolina on a football scholarship, last week had been named the winner of the Pat Best Memorial Award as the 2013 NCHSAA Male Athlete of the Year, and he certainly lived up to his billing. He captured the 100 in a winning time of 10.65 seconds, won the 200 in 21.61, and then anchored the winning four by 100 relay team which broke the tape in 41.99 seconds. He was named the Most Valuable Performer of the men’s championships. (High School OT)

ACC Football Recruiting Pitches: What they're selling, what they're missing

North Carolina Tar Heels - What they're selling: Coach Larry Fedora's offense has excited prospects. It seems to sell well to skill-position players. Yet offensive linemen have also been enticed since they can perfect pass-blocking while still being physical. What they're missing: Fedora will have to prove he can win at a high level to convince nearby prospects to stay close to home. UNC basketball will always overshadow UNC football. (ESPN.com)

Recruiting Talk with Larry Fedora

Larry Fedora is the 35th head coach in North Carolina football history, and he got off on the right foot during season No. 1 in Chapel Hill, as the Tar Heels went 8-4 overall and tied for the best record in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division. What is Fedora's vision for the program? How does he sell UNC to prospects? And, how vital does he think it is to keep the top players from leaving the state? (Carolina Blue)

DT Jeremiah Clarke lists UNC in top six

Defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) took the next step in the recruiting process Tuesday night by announcing his top six on Twitter. The 6-foot-4, 272-pound lineman said the schools on his short list now include Penn State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia, Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee. Clarke said in a text he's not yet sure whether he'll visit any of those schools again. The Virginia product is currently hoping to commit somewhere by the end of the month. (ESPN.com)

ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division

Three-star wide receiver Brandon Fritts, of Mentor, Ohio, opted to commit early to North Carolina, ignoring the potential for additional offers after he visited Chapel Hill. Fritts, who comes from the same high school as 2013 quarterback signee Mitch Trubisky, is expected to play a hybrid tight end/wide receiver position in the Tar Heels’ spread offense. Virginia Tech currently has the most members in its 2014 class with eight. (ACC Sports Journal)

Brad Henson's Journal: Toms River to Charlottesville to Chapel Hill

Future Tar Heel Brad Henson, an offensive lineman from Toms River (N.J.) Monsignor Donovan, is filing regular journal entries at InsideCarolina.com leading up to his UNC enrollment in June. "There were a few reasons why I wanted to keep the UNC official visit quiet, but the biggest one was I didn’t want anything to happen with (my University of Virginia commitment). I didn’t want them to discourage me from going." (Inside Carolina)

Division I Board retains current initial-eligibility sliding scale

The Division I Board of Directors on Thursday maintained its support for higher grades and a core course progression for prospective student athletes, but adopted legislation that would keep for the foreseeable future the test score/grade-point average sliding scale at the current level for student-athlete access to financial aid, practice and competition in the first year. (NCAA.org)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Ryan Jones2017 WR
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Allen Cater2016 DE

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