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UNC football recruiting: 2018 QB Jace Ruder decommits from Tulsa

The Tar Heels are very much in the market for a new quarterback now that Mitch Trubisky has turned pro with the Chicago Bears. A plethora of options on the roster and a few more guys in the recruiting process doesn’t seem like a enough for them. They have also enticed quarterback Jace Ruder to decommit from the University of Tulsa this weekend. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels, Tigers battle for 4-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams

4-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams is down to Clemson and UNC. The 6-2, 175-pound Adams is a playmaker extraordinaire. He played quarterback his junior season and produced 1,800 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns. The Tar Heels have one significant factor working in their favor — the presence of Adams’ father, Deke, on the UNC coaching staff. (ACC Sports Journal)

Ready to go: Brian Anderson preparing to play center at UNC

Brian Anderson played a few positions at Montgomery Catholic. Offensive tackle. Guard. Even some fullback. Center wasn’t one of them, but that’s where North Carolina has him slated to play in his first year there. Anderson is scheduled to report June 13 to Chapel Hill. “They just see that as a really good role to fit in and adjust to the system," Anderson said. (Montgomery Advertiser)

UNC football recruiting: Defensive tackle Alim McNeill names North Carolin in his top 10

The Tar Heels are in contention for Alim McNeill as the defensive tackle announced his top 10 list of schools this week. On Thursday night, McNeill released a list that includes Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan, NC State, Penn State, South Carolina, UNC, and Virginia Tech. He made this decision after narrowing his options down from 35 different offers. (Tar Heel Blog)

Four-Star WR Jordyn Adams Down to UNC, Clemson

Class of 2018 four-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams has narrowed down his choices to two schools: North Carolina and Clemson. Adams previously had a top five that included Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, the Tar Heels and the Tigers. He plans to announced his college choice at the Nike Opening Finals in Beaverton, Ore. some time between June 28th and July 3rd. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football 2018 Recruiting: An Early Look

After a slow start to the 2018 football recruiting cycle, the Tar Heels have begun to heat up on the recruiting trail, most recently getting Monday’s commitment of Chris Collins, a 3-star recruit from Richmond regarded as the best defensive end prospect in Virginia. His commitment was preceded by commitments from 3 other elite recruits from within the Tar Heel state. (Tar Heel Blog)

Virginia Defensive End Chris Collins Commits to UNC

Chris Collins selected North Carolina over fellow finalists Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee, during a ceremony at Benedictine School on Monday. Collins, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound defensive end, is the lone out-of-state prospect on UNC's early class of 2018 commitment list. He joins a class that already included N.C. natives Dyami Brown, Avery Jones, and Payton Wilson. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels hoping to make a major statement with LB Dax Hollifield

North Carolina added a key piece to its 2018 recruiting puzzle earlier this month when 4-star linebacker Payton Wilson committed to the Tar Heels. Now, UNC’s coaches are looking to put the cherry on top with another in-state 4-star linebacker — Dax Hollifield of Shelby. Hollifield stands as one of UNC’s top uncommitted prospects in the 2018 class. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: UNC commitment, linebacker Payton Wilson at The Opening Regional

Hillsborough (N.C.) Orange four-star linebacker Payton Wilson committed to North Caroline earlier this month. This past weekend, he showed the skills that got him invited to The Opening Finals during Charlotte regional. Watch the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Wilson in highlights from the camp here. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC defensive end target Chris Collins sets decision date

Class of 2018 defensive end Chris Collins will announce his college decision on Monday at 3:30 PM. The 6-5, 212-pound recruit from Richmond, Virginia. has a top four of Louisville, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Collins, the No. 41 weak-side defensive end in the 2018 football recruiting class took a two-day unofficial visit to North Carolina starting on April 18. (Carolina Blue)

QB Brandon Harris Signs With UNC

North Carolina has signed quarterback graduate transfer Brandon Harris to a scholarship agreement. A native of Bossier City, Louisiana, Harris played three seasons at LSU (2014-16) and has one season of eligibility remaining. He is scheduled to join the Tar Heels this summer after fulfilling his graduation requirements from LSU. (GoHeels.com)

4-star QB-turned-WR Jordyn Adams explains 1 thing about every school in his top 5

At UNC, Jordyn Adams says he is close with Tar Heels wide receivers and recruiting coordinator Gunter Brewer. But he’s got strong family ties in Chapel Hill, too — Adams’ father, Deke Adams, was hired as UNC’s defensive line coach in January. The coach was on Larry Fedora’s initial UNC staff in 2012, and he went on to coach at South Carolina and East Carolina before returning to UNC. (SB Nation)

247Sports Take: Payton Wilson, arguably the nation's top LB, commits to UNC

Perhaps the best linebacker in the country just committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Hillsborough (NC) Orange Top247 recruit Payton Wilson announced for UNC on Monday, choosing the hometown favorite over Clemson, Ohio State and Virginia Tech among others. 247Sports ranks the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Mitchell as the nation’s No. 2 outside linebacker and No. 37 recruit overall. (247 Sports)

Payton Wilson On Why He Chose The Tar Heels

Payton Wilson, a 4-star linebacker from Orange County High School in Hillsborough, NC, committed to UNC on Monday afternoon. On the major factor for Carolina - If I wasn’t playing sports I’d want to go to school there, and that was a big thing for me. And I really like JP (defensive coordinator John Papuchis), JP was my favorite coach throughout the recruiting process. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC LB Commit Payton Wilson Junior Season Highlights

New UNC football commit Payton Wilson, one of the top linebacker recruits in the nation, shows off his skills not only as a 4-star defender, but as a punt returner, receiver, and running back as well. View Video...

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Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Jordyn Adams2018 WR
Dyami Brown2018 ATH
Avery Jones2018 OT
Tyler Shough2018 QB
Payton Wilson2018 OLB

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