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.
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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)
Video: UNC QB commit Caleb Henderson at the Elite 11Highlights of 2014 North Carolina quarterback commit Caleb Henderson (Burke, Va., Lake Braddock) at the Elite 11 in Columbus, Ohio on June 1st, 2013.
2015 DT Tim Settle “Really Loves” North CarolinaFive-star defensive tackle Tim Settle is the eight ranked player for 2015, and is the number two ranked player for his position. The best part about that isn’t how talented he is, because he is one of the most talented players in the class. The best part is the fact that he has a ton of interest in coming to Chapel Hill. (Keeping It Heel)
WR Josh Cabrera to attend UNC's "Freak Show"Quickly becoming a popular calendar ear marker among North Carolina football followers, "Fedora's Freak Show" is an event that allows the UNC coaching staff to interact with a bevy of recruits and get a close look at each one of them. Last year saw players like Robert Dinkins, Ryan Switzer, Desmond Lawrence and Jaylan Barbour among those on the RSVP list. This year, Jacksonville (N.C.) Northside wide receiver Josh Cabrera will be in attendance working out in front of the UNC coaching staff. (Cardinal Sports)
WR Johnathan Lloyd commits to DukeDuke added the tenth member to their recruiting haul in the Class of 2014 today in 3-Star ATH Johnathan Lloyd from Southern Alamance High School. When asked via text, he responded "Yes I did commit to Duke today." Lloyd chose Duke over offers from Florida, Clemson, Kentucky, Miami, UNC, NC State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. (Blue Devil Lair)
A dream come true for UNC football walk-on Christian PoveromoAs a longtime University of North Carolina fan, Wilmington (NC) Hoggard dual-threat quarterback Christian Poveromo had dreams of becoming part of the Tar Heels football program. In August, that dream will finally become a reality. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound athlete will officially enroll as a student in Chapel Hill and he will walk-on to the Tar Heels football team. Poveromo calls this an opportunity he simply couldn’t pass up. (Carolina Blue)
LB Chris Register verbally commits to ClemsonDudley inside linebacker Chris Register verbally committed to Clemson on Thursday, according to multiple recruiting websites. Register confirmed his decision from his Twitter account, @HeadHunta6, on Thursday afternoon. (Greensboro News & Record)
Brad Henson's Journal: Three Points of EmphasisFuture 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 StateESPN 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 DancyNorth 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 UNCLarry 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 EdwardsNorth 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)