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DT Jarran Reed decommits from UNC

Defensive tackle Jarran Reed has decommitted from North Carolina's 2013 football recruiting class, according to a report from CarolinaBlue.com's Paul Strelow. Reed, a Goldsboro, NC native attending East Mississippi Junior College, was one of two defensive tackles committed to the Tar Heels (the other being New Jersey 4-star recruit Greg Webb).

Charlotte Area Football Recruiting Update: Grier, North, etc.

Last Friday, 247Sports national analyst Keith Niebuhr made two stops in the greater Charlotte area of North Carolina to get some updates and insight into the recruitment of a few touted players such as QB Will Grier, WR Marquez North, RB Anthony Covington, and a couple others flying under the radar. (Carolina Blue)

Jerry Stackhouse's son, Jaye, is a UNC football prospect

Jaye Stackhouse, a 2015 prospect and son of UNC legend Jerry Stackhouse, just completed his first season as a starting cornerback at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga. Purdue and UNC have already expressed interest in Stackhouse as a football prospect, and he joined a handful of teammates – 2013 safety commitment Donnie Miles, 2013 offensive tackle target DeVondre Seymour, 2014 defensive end target Dante Sawyer and 2014 receiver Nate Brown – in attending the Tar Heels’ 68-50 defeat Saturday to Georgia Tech. (Carolina Blue)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

Big playoff performances by UNC commits Ryan Switzer (4 TDs), T.J. Logan (4 TDs), Mitch Trubisky (478 passing yards), and Johnathan Howard (161 receiving yards) highlight this weekend's football recruit scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Will Grier throws for national-record 837 yards

Both Davidson Day and Harrells Christian Academy coaches said they expected a high-scoring football game Friday night. But 184 points? A national-record 837 passing yards from one player? A probable national mark of 1,623 total yards? Will Grier and his Davidson Day teammates must have been exhausted from all the touchdown celebrations on Friday in Davidson Day's 104-80 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division 2 semifinal victory on Friday night. (Max Preps)

North Carolina, Tennessee lead for WR Marquez North

Marquez North, a Top247 receiver from Mallard Creek (N.C.), said late Friday night Tennessee and North Carolina are now his co-leaders. "I've been liking [North Carolina] for awhile," North told 247Sports. "It's Carolina and Tennessee. It's tied really." Most recently, the 6-feet-4, 212-pound North visited the Tar Heels on Oct. 27. Last week, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora took a helicopter to North's game, even though North has been sidelined for the season because of a torn labrum. (247 Sports)

Northern Guilford’s T.J. Logan crushes Chapel Hill

T.J. Logan almost single-handedly ended Chapel Hill’s football season. Northern Guilford’s senior star, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound speedster who has committed to North Carolina, rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns to lead the two-time defending state champion Nighthawks to a 43-0 victory over Chapel Hill on Friday night in the second round of the Class 3AA state playoffs. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Andrew Brown: Class of 2014 First Five-Star

Andrew Brown is a player every team in college football should want on their team. He has the ability to disrupt any play from the defensive tackle position. Brown's tough, physical and aggressive mindset will set the tone for any team he plays for. He makes it nearly impossible for offenses to run because he sets up camp in the backfield. Brown takes up so much space and easily sheds blockers using good technique and great strength. (Rivals.com)

Football Recruiting Updates: Alston, Berrios, Francis, etc.

Johnathan Alston apparently is torn between North Carolina and N.C. State, and both schools are putting in some major effort. Right now, it looks like it could go either way. He was expected to have a conference call with the North Carolina staff Wednesday night. Alston had offers from SEC schools to play outside linebacker, but would prefer being on offense in college, and that is a major reason why the Tar Heels and Wolfpack are at the top of his list. (247 Sports)

OL Dorian Miller sets decision date, UNC in top-3

Metuchen (N.J.) offensive guard Dorian Miller, is set to make his collegiate decision on Nov. 20. “It’s gonna come down to Rutgers, North Carolina and UConn,” Miller told NJ.com. “North Carolina, they came on kind of late,” admitted Miller, “but they impressed me with how interested they’ve been and they’ve been pretty persistent with recruiting me." (NJ.com)

Da'Shawn Hand: Class of 2014 First Five-Star

Da'Shawn Hand is such a unique player and there are so many things he does well. His combination of speed off the line, balance, agility and overall athleticism is just too much for any offensive lineman to handle. On pass plays, Hand has a large arsenal of moves to get to the passer, and on run plays he is quick to read and react. Hand's versatility is one of his more valuable qualities. (Rivals.com)

Quin Blanding: Class of 2014 First Five-Star

"Quin Blanding is a near-perfect fit as a free safety. The combination of his size, speed, athleticism and ball-hawking abilities make him a great weapon against any offense. Being so long and rangy really helps Blanding in both man and zone coverage. Blanding's leadership qualities will prove to be invaluable because, as a safety, he has a good view of the offense and can help his teammates understand what the offense is trying to do." (Rivals.com)

WR Marquez North selected to U.S. Army All-American game

Mallard Creek wide receiver Marquez North, the state’s top recruit, has been added to the U.S. Army All-American game. North will get his jersey at a ceremony at his school Tuesday at 1 p.m. North has not committed to a school yet and is sitting out the remainder of the season after having shoulder surgery. Last month, North visited Florida and Tennessee. He has offers from both schools as well as about 20 other SEC, ACC and Big Ten schools. (Charlotte Observer)

Quin Blanding: Class of 2014 first five-stars

They are the best of the best. The players wanted by every program and destined to make a big impact at the college level and beyond. Rivals.com has identified the first five-star prospects for the 2014 class and is unveiling them this week. Ten prospects have been awarded five-stars but are not ranked at this time and we will profile two each day. One of today's five-stars is Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside defensive back Quin Blanding. (Rivals.com)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

The high school football playoffs began this weekend, and there were several Tar Heel commits who put up big numbers: Ryan Switzer accounted for seven total touchdowns. T.J. Logan scored four touchdowns in just one half of play. And Desmond Lawrence accounted for 280 total yards and two touchdowns. You can view the complete list at Inside Carolina's "Weekend Recruit Scoreboard." (Inside Carolina)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Korey Banks2016 ATH
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Nolan DeFranco2016 DE
Marlon Dunlap2016 DT
Luke Elder2016 OT

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