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Recruiters flock to Davidson Day QB Will Grier

Last year, Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier threw for 3,785 yards and 49 touchdowns. Last January, MaxPreps, a national high school recruiting website, named him to its sophomore All-America team, giving Grier the distinction of being one of the nation’s best players in his class. Since then, it’s all been kind of crazy. Grier has offers from the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers as well as North Carolina, Wake Forest and East Carolina, where his father and high school coach, Chad Grier, once played quarterback. (Charlotte Observer)

Eight UNC football commits among top-30 in NC

Just in time for the 2012 football season, AthleteVault.com and Carolina Preps present the Top-100 senior football players in North Carolina.:
5. T.J. Logan, Northern Guilford, RB/DB, UNC
8. Nazair Jones, Roanoke Rapids, DL/OL, UNC
9. Desmond Lawrence, Charlotte Christian, DB, UNC
11. Brian Walker, Mallard Creek, CB, UNC
15. Khris Francis, Hillside, RB, UNC
25. R.J. Prince, Albemarle, OL, UNC
27. Korrin Wiggins, Hillside, DB, UNC
28. Jordan Fieulleteau, Wakefield, WR, UNC
(Carolina Preps)

Wakefield duo boasts D-1 talent

While most high school teams would love to have one division-one prospect, Wakefield has two on the same side of the ball. Quarterback Connor Mitch threw 48 touchdown passes last season, half of those with Jordan Fieulleteau on the receiving end. Both have already made commitments for next season. Mitch heads for South Carolina. And Fieulleteau’s heading for North Carolina. (High School OT)

More On UNC DT Commitment Greg Webb

North Carolina added to its nationally recognized 2013 recruiting class with the recent commitment of defensive tackle Greg Webb. Webb became the first prospect to de-commit from Penn State following the announcement of severe sanctions against the Nittany Lions. It’s unclear what role the sanctions played in Webb’s decision to end his commitment. Webb’s commitment was “soft” and he was already “looking around” prior to the sanctions. The fact that Webb made his decision so quickly on the heels of the announcement of the penalties would seem to bolster that line of thinking. (ACC Sports Journal)

OL Lucas Crowley commits to UNC

Shortly following his visit to North Carolina on Saturday, Lucas Crowley verbally committed to the Tar Heels. "Yes sir I'm a Tar Heel," Crowley said. Crowley, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound center from Ponte Vedra (Fla.) Nease, selected UNC offer scholarship offers from Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Tennessee. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Recruiting Links, July 27

North Carolina had a productive weekend on the recruiting front, grabbing three commitments. The Tar Heels also beat the other ACC schools to the punch by snagging a former Penn Sate recruit, defensive tackle Greg Webb. Meanwhile in hoops, Florida overtook UNC as No. 1 in the latest ESPN recruiting rankings for the class of 2013. The Tar Heels will look to incoming freshman Joel James to provide bulk for a depleted frontcourt. (ACC Sports Journal)

Fedora Building Recruiting Momentum

The recruiting wars in North Carolina are certainly not for the weary. However, Larry Fedora embraces and understands the challenge. After all, at Southern Miss, there were two SEC schools in his own backyard. “You better go to work everyday," Fedora said. "You cannot a take a day off in recruiting and that’s the same thing right now. It’s always been my philosophy that you identify who the great players are and then you recruit the heck out of them." (Inside Carolina)

UNC's D-Line to remain strong

Under Butch Davis, UNC had some excellent defensive linemen and new head coach Larry Fedora is working to make sure that unit remains a strong one for the Tar Heels. After landing raw, but promising in-state defensive end Nazair Jones (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.), UNC picked up a pair of commitments from teammate D-Linemen out of New Jersey, led by ESPN 150 defensive tackle Greg Webb (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek). His teammate Dajaun Drennon, is a good pick-up as well for the Tar Heels. (ESPN.com)

Teammates Greg Webb, Dajuan Drennon commit to UNC

In a surprise development, Timber Creek defensive linemen Greg Webb and Dajuan Drennon committed to attend North Carolina on football scholarships on Saturday. Webb, regarded as one of the best defensive tackles in the country, had committed to Penn State in the spring. Webb was an All-South Jersey defensive tackle last season, leading Timber Creek to a 12-0 record and the SJ Group 3 title. Drennon was a standout defensive end for the Chargers and also played tight end. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

DE Nazair Jones commits to UNC

Shortly after receiving a scholarship offer from North Carolina today, Roanoke Rapids defensive lineman Nazair Jones committed to the Tar Heels. "I just committed to the University of North Carolina," Jones told IC's Don Callahan. 6-5, 245 pound defensive lineman joins a pipeline from Roanoke Rapids, with Kareem Martin, J.J. Patterson and alumni Darrius Massenburg. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division, July 19

UNC interim coach Everett Withers began the recruitment of tailback T.J. Logan, and new coach Larry Fedora finished the job. T.J. Douglas is one of the top prep quarterbacks in the Fort Myers area, but he’ll be playing wide receiver for Duke. Tight end Kyle Chung decided to commit to Virginia Tech, where his father, Eugene, played four seasons. The Hokies also added a commitment from defensive back Brandon Facyson. (ACC Sports Journal)

Beast of the Hill returns Friday

Friday's Beast of The Hill 7 on 7 camp on the North Carolina campus will be the final organized summer recruiting event for the Tar Heels as training camp inches around the corner. The Beast of the Hill event, which is entering its fourth year, has gained popularity in recent summers, and this year it will feature some of the top high school programs in North Carolina and surrounding states. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC's 7-on-7 Preview

While limited spaces are still available, North Carolina’s Seven-on-Seven Team Camp is shaping up to attract an impressive roster of teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The event’s previous three champions – Durham (N.C.) Hillside (2011) and Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville (2010 and 2009) – have preregistered for the camp, which is scheduled for Friday. (Inside Carolina)

Tyquan Lewis shines at Nike camp, trims college list

If there were any doubt about Tarboro defensive end Tyquan Lewis’ status among the class of 2013, there isn’t any more. Lewis participated in Nike’s The Opening, an invite-only camp for senior football players held from July 5-8. The camp, which was held at Nike World Headquarters in Eugene, Ore., is among the top football camps for elite recruits. The 2011 state champion Lewis narrowed his collegiate choice and said his top five is LSU, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Ohio State. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

ACC Recruiting Links, July 13

Along with Duke, North Carolina is also on Jabari Parker’s top-10 list. The UNC football team landed one of the top tailbacks in North Carolina. Top recruit Robert Nkemdiche threw Clemson a bit of a curveball this week. This writer says Nkemdiche and the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard have a lot in common. Linebacker Ford Howell switched his commitment from N.C. State to Wake Forest. Wake Forest also added defensive tackle Kyle Shortridge. (ACC Sports Journal)

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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