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Four-Star OL Jay-Jay McCargo Commits to UNC

Jay-Jay McCargo gave North Carolina its highest ranked verbal commitment to date for the 2016 class on Saturday. McCargo, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive lineman from Arlington (Va.) O’Connell, selected UNC over a scholarship offer list that included Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, California, Clemson, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Miami, UNC, NC State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. (Inside Carolina)

UNC in top five for QB Jawon Pass

Class of 2016 dual-threat quarterback Jawon Pass (Columbus, GA/Carver) released a top five on his personal Twitter account. The Tar Heels made the cut along with Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, and Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound signal caller is a 247Sports Composite four-star prospect and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. (Carolina Blue)

2016 QB Chazz Surratt commits to Duke

David Cutcliffe has his quarterback in the Class of 2016. Chazz Surratt announced today at a press conference at his school that he would be attending Duke, choosing the Blue Devils over offers from North Carolina, Vanderbilt, NC State and others. (Blue Devil Lair)

2016 QB Chazz Surratt to make college commitment on Tuesday

Chazz Surratt has narrowed his list of future college football destinations to four. On Tuesday, he’ll tell everyone which is No. 1. East Lincoln’s dynamic two-sport athlete will give his verbal commitment to either Duke, North Carolina, Vanderbilt or Wake Forest at the end of the school day on Tuesday, the junior told the Lincoln Times-News in a text message Sunday. Surratt will make his announcement in front of the student body at 2:40 p.m., he said. (Lincoln Times-News)

2016 RB Robert Washington sets decision date and time

Class of 2016 247Sports Composite four-star running back Robert Washington (Huntersville, NC/Southlake Christian Academy) will announce his college decision on Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 PM at Ascending Faith Church in Dallas, North Carolina. Washington has released a top six of Alabama, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Syracuse, and TCU. (Carolina Blue)

Keion Joyner Blog: Visits, relationships with coaches and more

Keion Joyner is the No. 1 linebacker and No. 5 overall prospect in the 247 Composite National rankings for 2016 and is one of the most feared hitters in the country. "Right now my top four are, in no order, LSU, North Carolina, Texas A&M and Florida State. I don’t really know what my plan is as far as deciding, but, for now, I’m just focusing on getting better and taking visits. I’ve gotta give Duke its props on winning the national title, but I can’t say that I was happy about it. When it comes to college basketball I’m a big UNC fan." (USA Today)

What 2016 OL Jay-Jay McCargo would mean to UNC

Currently, North Carolina is in the driver's seat for talented offensive lineman (and all-name team candidate) Jay-Jay McCargo (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell). The predictive expert vote on 247Sports Crystal Ball agrees. The Tar Heels are sitting currently with 67 percent of the vote and a commitment could come in the near future, perhaps on a visit to Chapel Hill, which is expected to be next weekend. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Commit Tyler Pritchett: "A barrel-chested, powerful kid"

Class of 2016 offensive guard and UNC commit Tyler Pritchett (Auburn, AL) fills the interior lineman need for the Tar Heels' upcoming recruiting cycle. Barton Simmons, Director of Scouting at 247Sports, spoke on what he sees in the 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman. "Alabama has been home to some really good interior offensive linemen the last few years and Pritchett is one of the best in the state this year," Simmons detailed. "He’s a thick, barrel-chested, powerful kid and that power and punch is what sets him apart." (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels recruiting DT Kyree Campbell the hardest

North Carolina is recruiting Woodbridge, Va. defensive tackle Kyree Campbell the hardest. The 6-foot-5, 311-pound Campbell is up to 34 offers and said in addition to North Carolina being the school recruiting him the hardest, he also grew up a Tar Heel basketball fan. Campbell is currently ranked by 247Sports Composite as the No. 29 defensive tackle in the country. Currently the 247Sports Crystal Ball only has predictions slotted for Ohio State. (Carolina Blue)

Alabama OL Tyler Pritchett Commits to UNC

Sight unseen, Tyler Pritchett verbally committed to North Carolina on Monday evening. "I'm happy to be a Tar Heel," the 6-3, 275-pound offensive lineman from Auburn (Ala.) told Inside Carolina. He chose UNC over more than 20 other offers, including Clemson, Cincinnati, Florida, Mississippi State, Missouri, and South Carolina. The commitment was made despite the lack of a Chapel Hill visit. The absence of a visit wasn't for a lack of trying. (Inside Carolina)

QB Logan Byrd's skill set is a fit at UNC

In what seemed to be an unexpected commitment, North Carolina picked up a verbal commitment last week from quarterback Logan Byrd (Kathleen, Ga./Veterans). If you are the Tar Heels, there’s a lot to like about the 6-foot-3, 229-pound Byrd in terms of his raw skill set and how he fits into the UNC offense. ??Byrd isn’t a burner, but is a bit of a sneaky-good run threat at the high school level. That’s good enough to make defenses respect him in the Tar Heels tempo offense down the road. (Carolina Blue)

Logan Byrd: Commit Analysis

Logan Byrd is the third commit for North Carolina in the 2016 cycle. He joins wide receiver Kyran Bowman (Havelock, NC) and fellow Georgia native safety Jahvontay Smith (Carver/Columbus, GA) as future Tar Heels. CarolinaBlue spoke with 247Sports recruiting analyst Clint Brewster to break down Byrd as a prospect: "Listed at 6-foot-3 and 228-pounds, Byrd has a strong build and can shrug defenders off to create time for himself," Brewster explained. "He's got some impressive down-field mobility for his size." (Carolina Blue)

2016 QB Logan Byrd Commits to UNC

Pro-style quarterback (Kathleen, Ga./Veterans) Logan Byrd has verbally committed to North Carolina, per a source. Byrd is a former Virginia Tech commit. The three-star recruit is ranked as the nation's No. 19 pro-style quarterback and the No. 39 prospect in Georgia in the 2016 class by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings. Read More...

DE Jason Strowbridge getting ready

Class of 2015 North Carolina defensive end signee Jason Strowbridge (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) is getting a jump on mental preparation for his time in Chapel Hill. "I got school tomorrow and I'm up watching full length UNC games from last year — Jason (@D1Strow) March 30, 2015" The 6-foot-4, 257-pound Strowbridge was a late flip for the Tar Heels in the 2015 cycle, switching from Kentucky late in the process. (Carolina Blue)

Jawon Pass Working To Be Top High School Quarterback In The Country

Columbus (Ga.) Carver five-star quarterback Jawon Pass showed last Sunday why he is the top-rated dual threat quarterback in the country according to 247Sports. With a desire to learn and be the best, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Pass impressed the camp staff at the Nike Football’s The Opening Regional in Atlanta, earning an invite to the national Elite 11 quarterback competition to be held at the Nike World Headquarters in July. (Carolina Blue)

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