Austin Proehl's JournalFuture 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 guess I started playing football when I was seven in St. Louis when my dad was with the Rams. At that point in his career, we moved back and forth from St. Louis to Greensboro." (Inside Carolina)
Athlete Jaylend Ratliffe commits to Georgia TechQuarterback Jaylend Ratliffe of Laurinburg, N.C., has committed to Georgia Tech, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Ratliff also had offers from North Carolina, N.C. State and Wofford. He is rated as a 3-star and the state’s No. 28 overall prospect, along with the nation’s No. 76 athlete. “I want to win a championship,” Ratliffe told 247sports.com’s Ryan Bartow. “I want to make money. I want to be a Yellow Jacket.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
UNC football commits, targets shine in CharlotteTwo UNC commits, quarterback Anthony Ratliff and cornerback Corey Bell, were awarded position MVPs by the NFTC coaching staff while a number of targets and even players that could be classified as Tar Heel “leans” performed well. ??That’s just in the 2015 class. After seeing Class of 2016 North Carolina running back commit Antonio Williams in person, there is little doubt why the folks in Chapel Hill are excited about this early pledge. (247 Sports)
4-Star OT Mason Veal Commits to UNCMason Veal, a 2015 4-star offensive tackle from Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte NC, committed to UNC Friday evening. Veal committed during the Tar Heels' spring scrimmage being held at Veal's high school.
Veal also announced his commitment via Twitter:
Mason Veal @callme_elgrande: I am officially committed to the University of North Carolina! #GoHeels
Veal turned down scholarship offers from schools such as Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina and Miami to become the sixth commitment in UNC's 2015 football recruiting class.
Here's a look at Veal's junior season highlight video.
Fedora, Staff Defending Home Turf on Recruiting TrailThe Tar Heel football recruiting process for 2015 is already in full swing. Head Coach Larry Fedora and his staff have their eyes on some big-time targets as they continue to build up the program. Fedora had the chance to bring a few key N.C. targets in to his office last weekend including Juval Mollete, Jalen Dalton and Emanuel McGirt. He pointed out the possible accomplishments the UNC football program can achieve if they all choose to stay and defend their home turf. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC Commit Anthony Ratliff Among Top Performers At Atlanta Elite 11 QB CampThroughout the day, Ratliff showed poise, confidence and a clear understanding of what was being asked of him in each drill. The solid Tar Heel commitment does not possess a cannon for an arm, the ball came out tight and Ratliff excelled in dropping back and hitting intermediate and short routes. (247 Sports)
2016 WR Kyran Bowman Commits to UNCNorth Carolina made a big splash in the 2016 class when it landed New London (N.C.) North Stanly running back Antonio Williams and now, the Tar Heels have added No. 2 in that class. Havelock, N.C., wide receiver Kyran Bowman, a sophomore wide receiver, pledged to North Carolina in a press conference at his school Thursday morning. The 6-1, 175-pound prospect chose the Tar Heels over East Carolina and South Carolina. His brother, Michael Bowman, committed to South Carolina during the same press conference. (Carolina Blue)
UNC Among Four-Star WR Juval Mollette's Top FiveThis evening, four-star wide receiver Juval Mollette (Randleman, NC/Randleman) released a top five that included the Wolverines. Mollette's top group (in order): Clemson/UNC (tied), Michigan, Virginia Tech and Ohio State. Mollette has long been a target for the Michigan coaching staff since their offer to him on January 8th. (Wolverine247)
Corey Bell Is A Tar HeelCornelius (NC) Hough three-star cornerback Corey Bell is the fourth commitment for North Carolina's 2015 football recruiting class. With today's commitment, the 5-9, 165-pounder joins Tallahassee, Fla., safety Ronnie Harrison, Jacksonville, Fla., linebacker Andre Smith and Matthews, NC., quarterback Anthony Ratliff as current Tar Heel pledges. 247Sports ranks Bell as the nation's No. 76 overall cornerback and the No. 31 prospect in the state of North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)
TE Chris Clark Talks UNC CommitmentAvon (Conn.) Old Farms four-star tight end Chris Clark had no idea when he woke up on Sunday morning he'd end the day committed to North Carolina. But that's what happened when the blue-chipper pulled the trigger for the Tar Heels during his visit to Chapel Hill. "It's a crazy feeling this process is over," Clark said. (Carolina Blue)
Four-Star TE Chris Clark Commits To UNCAvon (Conn.) Old Farms four-star tight end Chris Clark visited North Carolina today and left committed to the Tar Heels. Clark chose UNC over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and others. This gives UNC four commits in the 2015 class. Jacksonville, Fla., linebacker Andre Smith, Tallahassee, Fla., safety Ronnie Harrison and Matthews, N.C., quarterback Anthony Ratliff are all committed to the Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)
New Smyrna Beach’s Cole Holcomb gets invited walk-on opportunity with North CarolinaNew Smyrna Beach senior Cole Holcomb said Wednesday that he will attend the University of North Carolina as an invited walk-on. Barracudas coach Lance Jenkins confirmed the move. The 6-foot-2 Holcomb recorded 44 tackles and an interception as a defensive back last season. He said the Tar Heels plan on using him as a linebacker and that he is already up to 206 pounds after playing at 195 as a senior. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
Shy Tuttle recruit scouting report: Nimble North Carolina defensive tackleSure, Shy Tuttle holds down a spot on SB Nation's 2015 All-Name team, but the five-star defensive tackle is much, much more than his moniker. Hailing from North Davidson High School in Lexington, N.C., the 6'3, 315-pound Tuttle is the top player in the Tar Heel State for 2015, and one of the most sought-after players in the country. (SB Nation)
QB Anthony Ratliff Commits to UNCNorth Carolina landed its top quarterback target in the 2015 class on Monday as Anthony Ratliff committed to the Tar Heels, sources confirm. The 6-foot, 179-pounder at Matthews (N.C.) Butler also held offers from Clemson, N.C. State and Mississippi State. Ratliff passed for 2362 yards and 30 touchdowns his junior season at Butler, and rushed for 1,443 yards and 20 touchdowns. (Inside Carolina)
In-state defensive line crop could be boon for UNCThe 2015 recruiting cycle could be good for North Carolina- very good. The key for current head coach Larry Fedora- or anyone- to building the Tar Heels into a big winner is and always has been keeping the top in-state talent at home and playing in Chapel Hill, particularly those hard-to-find defensive linemen that the state seems to annually produce in bundles. (CBS Sports)