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UNC trending for two 5-star defensive linemen

247Sports five-star defensive end Jalen Dalton and Composite five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle and have experienced distinct North Carolina trends in their respective 247Sports Crystal Balls. Jalen Dalton, a 6-foot-5 235-pound Clemmons (N.C) native is 95% UNC and 5% Duke on his 247Sports Crystal Ball. Shy Tuttle's 247Sports Crystal Ball is 78% UNC and 22% Clemson. The 6-foot-3 315-pound Lexington (N.C.) native has experienced a more gradual movement towards the Tar Heels with a few experts still not sold that he will end up in Carolina blue. (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2015 DE Brandon Wilson

2015 defensive end Brandon Wilson (Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange) was offered by North Carolina. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect has recently been offered by UAB, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Indiana and USF. Wilson is currently unranked by 247Sports. (Carolina Blue)

Bryce Love excels on the field and in the classroom

Wake Forest High School junior Bryce Love has excelled in the classroom as well as on the track and the gridiron. Not many can handle the juggling act as well as Love does. He has great time management skills and is disciplined when it comes to his academics and sports. (TWC News)

Alabama offer 'makes things interesting' for UNC safety commit Ronnie Harrison

Ronnie Harrison proved his worth at Alabama's camp on Sunday and Monday. Harrison, a safety from Tallahassee's Florida State University School, earned an offer from the Alabama coaching staff. Harrison is a 3-star recruit on the 247Sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Harrison committed to North Carolina nearly a year ago. "It makes things interesting," Harrison said on how the offer affects his commitment to UNC. "I'm coming back for sure." (AL.com)

4-Star OL Tommy Hatton Updates His Recruitment

Montvale (NJ) St. Joe's Regional four-star lineman Tommy Hatton camped at Maryland on Sunday. Next up will be a visit to Virginia Tech on June 15. The nation's No. 4 center will then head to South Carolina on June 19 and to North Carolina two days later. He plans to make his decision on July 4. Who leads now? "My top 4 is South Carolina, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia Tech but no leader anymore," Hatton said. (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2015 WR A.J. Alexander

North Carolina has offered 2015 wide receiver A.J. Alexander out of Burke (V.A.) per Evan Flood of Badger247. At 6-foot-4, 220-pound, Alexander is a 247Sports four-star prospect. Alexander has offers from Boston College, Wake Forest, Miami, Northwestern, Nebraska, Ohio State, Virginia, Illinois, and Indiana among others. Currently, Alexander's 247Sports Crystal Ball is 60% Wisconsin, 20% UVA, and 20% North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

UNC OL commit William Sweet continues to talk to Florida

Last week the Gators visited several spring games to continue evaluating prospects in the 2015 recruiting class. One game they visited on Friday was to see North Carolina offensive line commit William Sweet (6-7, 280, Jacksonville, FL First Coast) in action against CeCe Jefferson. (Gator Country)

4-Star DE Albert Huggins High on UNC

Albert Huggins, a 2015 four-star defensive lineman from Orangeburg, SC, mentioned UNC defensive line coach Keith Gilmore in an interview with Dawgs247: "Ole Miss is coming at me hard with coach (Chris) Kiffin," he said. "South Carolina, I just talked to coach (Lorenzo) Ward and coach (Deke) Adams about a week ago. North Carolina and coach (Keith) Gilmore and I have a really good bond. That is what makes my decision even harder. It really does." (247 Sports)

2015 RB Bryce Love talks UNC, academics, and recruiting

At 5-foot-9 and 180-pounds Bryce Love has the speed and explosion to be a consistent producer for a college program. There is no surprise that every major team in the state of North Carolina, many SEC schools, and top-level programs across the nation desire the talents of the Wake Forest (N.C) 2015 prospect. CarolinaBlue asked Love about the possibility of committing to a school outside North Carolina and whether staying in the Old North State is important to him. (Carolina Blue)

OT Emanuel McGirt breaks down recruitment

Four-star OT Emanuel McGirt: “The top eight schools I am considering are North Carolina, NC State, Duke, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Florida, LSU and Virginia Tech. These eight are the schools I wanted to focus on the most and give them most of my attention going forward. I don’t have anyone out in front. I like all the schools I have it down to so the next month will help me a lot when it comes time to make my choice.” (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2015 WR Dexter Carter, Jr.

North Carolina has offered 2015 wide receiver Dexter Carter, Jr. (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School). The Tar Heels join Auburn, Duke, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, TCU and Wisconsin as others who have already pulled the trigger on the 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect. Carter is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports and the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 57 wide receiver in the country and the No. 56 player in the state of Florida. (Carolina Blue)

2015 RB Bryce Love to visit UNC Tuesday

Class of 2015 all-purpose back Bryce Love posted on twitter Monday that he will visit UNC today (Tuesday). A 247Sports Composite four-star, Love is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound all-purpose back from Wake Forest, North Carolina who runs a 4.30 second 40. Love is the No. 6 all-purpose back in the 2015 class and the No. 7 player overall in the state of North Carolina. Currently, Love's 247Sports Crystal Ball is 91% North Carolina and 9% South Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

UNC in pursuit of 2016 LB Jonathan Pollock

2016 outside linebacker Jonathan Pollock is verbally committed to Mississippi State but is being heavily pursued by a number of schools across the country. The Orlando native told CarolinaBlue that North Carolina is "if not number one, one of the top schools." (Carolina Blue)

UNC makes the cut with 4-star OL Emanuel McGirt

Hillside (NC) 4-star Off. Tackle Emanuel McGirt announced over Twitter Friday the eight schools he has focused in on with his recruitment and North Carolina made the list. Joining the Tar Heels in McGirt's Top 8 includes Vanderbilt, NC State, Duke, Florida, LSU, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. McGirt also said he is planning to make his official commitment at the end of June. . (Carolina Blue)

Austin Proehl's Journal: Following my heart

Future Tar Heel Austin Proehl, a wide receiver from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence, is filing regular journal entries at InsideCarolina.com leading up to his UNC enrollment in June: "I knew Carolina was where I needed to be. It was where my heart was. I loved the coaching staff. I loved the guys that were there. And I knew that my goal in college was to win a championship and I knew that the guys there had the same goal as me. Plus, I knew the academics were great at Carolina." (Inside Carolina)

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