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Khris Francis powers Hornets past rival Smith

Khris Francis ran for four touchdowns and Hillside stopped visiting Fayetteville Smith 35-21 Friday night. The win lifted the Hornets to 1-1 on the season. Francis scored on a 15-yard run on the game’s opening drive, then on a 1-yard plunge over a block by linebacker-turned-fullback Dwight Campbell with 1.6 seconds left in the half to give Hillside a 13-7 lead at the break. (Durham Herald-Sun)

SEC benefiting from top NC football talent

Year after year, high school football players are leaving the state of North Carolina to play at other schools in different conferences. The SEC is the big winner of in-state talent, including bagging a pair of running backs that went to Georgia where the Bulldogs have enjoyed an open gate in North Carolina. Looking at the 2012 Top-10 high school prospects in North Carolina, only Greensboro's James Summers elected to stay in state. (WRAL Sports Fan)

WR Aggadoria Bowers out for season due to injury

Bamberg-Ehrhardt, known for a smash-mouth style of football, will actually have one less target to throw to this year. Highly touted wide receiver Aggadoria Bowers will not return to action for the Red Raiders this year because of injury. According to head coach Kevin Crosby, the timetable for his return is uncertain. Crosby is also uncertain exactly what the injury is. (Orangeburg Times & Democrat)

Get to know QB Mitch Trubisky

Quarterback Mitch Trubisky - Height, weight: 6-3/200. 40-yard-dash time: 4.6. College: North Carolina. Career stats: Has thrown for 5,070 yards on 318-for-526 passing with 51 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Has run for 809 yards (4.5 average) with 14 touchdowns. A three-star prospect that Rivals.com ranks 25th nationally among dual-threat quarterbacks. Scout.com gives him four stars and ranks him 20th among all quarterbacks. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Running Back Taquan Mizzell Commits to Virginia

Virginia scored a massive commitment for their 2013 class on Tuesday, when star running back Taquan Mizzell announced for the Cavaliers. Mizzell made the announcement at Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, over fellow finalists West Virginia and North Carolina. Mizzell earned a 5-star ranking on Rivals earlier in the week, and becomes UVA's first 5-star commit since Eugene Monroe in 2005. (Streaking the Lawn)

Switzer-land in the summer

By the time the 2012 season is completed, George Washington tailback Ryan Switzer should have a pretty good tan going. Because the spotlight will doubtlessly be affixed to his every move. As a junior, Switzer won the Kennedy Award last year as the top player in West Virginia, running for 2,796 yards and scoring 45 touchdowns. The speedy Switzer, who passed up his junior year of track and will forego his senior season of basketball in order to concentrate on football, has already decided to accept a scholarship offer from North Carolina. (Charleston Gazette)

UNC Recruiting Week in Review

Actually, this recruiting "Week in Review" will cover the past two weeks so we can get back up to speed. Here goes...


WR Marquez North is "a whole different animal"

Besides his rare strength and speed, North has large hands that seem built to catch footballs with ease. Recruiting analysts like what they see. “He’s the top receiver in the Southeast,” said Rivals.com recruiting expert Mike Farrell. “He’s very difficult to check and he’s very well thought of nationally. He’s expected to be a star at the next level and move onto the NFL with that kind of talent, to be honest.” (Charlotte Observer)

Tyquan Lewis Commitment "Coming Soon'"

By this time next month, Tyquan Lewis (Tarboro, N.C.) could be a Buckeye, a Tar Heel, or a Tiger. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound hybrid defensive end/linebacker indicated he is quite sure of where he wants to go and he received the blessing from his mother. Now, it’s just a matter of picking a date. North Carolina, Ohio State and LSU – as they have been for some time – are the finalists and Lewis wants to take official visits to all three. (ESPN.com)

ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division, August 17

Defensive end recruit Marquis Haynes switched his commitment from Louisville to North Carolina. Wide receiver Terrence Alls committed to Duke. The Blue Devils also reached across the country to land a commitment from California product Joseph Ajeigbe. Linebacker recruit Zach Bradshaw decommitted from Penn State and pledged to Virginia instead. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: WR Jordan Fieulleteau ready for senior year

NBC 17 video featuring 2013 UNC wide receiver commit Jordan Fieulleteau, who is confident as he heads into his senior season at Wakefield High School. (NBC 17)

OL Jake Thomas commits to Mississippi State

Mississippi State picked up its 17th Class of 2013 pledge Wednesday with a commitment from Jake Thomas (Columbus, Miss.), multiple sources report. The Bulldogs won an in-state battle for Thomas, who also received scholarship offers from Ole Miss and Southern Miss. North Carolina and Stanford were among the other schools recruiting the 6-foot-5, 300-pound three-star prospect. (ESPN.com)

Marquez North picked as top college football prospect in North Carolina

Marquez North, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, is considered one of the nation's top wide receiver prospects entering his senior year at Charlotte's Mallard Creek High School. Major programs such as Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oregon and many others have offered scholarships. Those offers and North's tremendous skills have earned him the No. 1 spot on The Fayetteville Observer's 2012 list of North Carolina's Top 50 college prospects. (Fayetteville Observer)

2014 safety C.J. Reavis lists UNC in top-2

C.J. Reavis: "I have offers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Boston College, Virginia, and Maryland. Right now out of the schools that offered me, my favorites are Virginia Tech and North Carolina. Ohio State will be right there once they offer. I've also talked to Michigan a little bit, and I think they may be close to offering." (Eleven Warriors)

Offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder lists UNC in top-4

Tyrone Crowder, the highest rated recruit from the state of North Carolina, cut his list to four today. The four star offensive guard is down to UNC, Clemson, Stanford, and Georgia. This is huge news for Larry Fedora and company as Crowder, along with receiver Marquez North, has been one of the coaching staff’s top priories. According to ESPN, Crowder “spoke glowingly about the new coaching staff at North Carolina”. He hasn’t listed any leaders or favorites but expect the Tar Heels to be in it until the very end. (Keeping It Heel)

Top UNC Football Recruits
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
Korey Banks2016 ATH
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB
Nolan DeFranco2016 DE
Luke Elder2016 OT
Tomon Fox2016 DE
Tyrone Hopper2016 OLB
Jay Jay McCargo2016 OG

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