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Tomon Fox terrorizes opposing quarterbacks

It didn’t take long for Tomon Fox to realize his potential on the football field. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end ultimately chose North Carolina in June. After a coaching shakeup by head coach Larry Fedora, Chapel Hill became more appealing with the arrival of former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik as the new defensive coordinator. At UNC, Fox wants to major in sports medicine. (Gwinnett Daily Post)

UNC Offers DC Offensive Lineman Johnny Jordan

After impressing the North Carolina staff during its July camp, Johnny Jordan returned to Chapel Hill on Saturday for the Tar Heels’ home opener. Unbeknownst to the 2017 offensive lineman, the UNC coaches had reviewed his first two games and a scholarship offer was waiting for him. “I knew they were very interested based on the feedback I was getting,” Jordan said. (Inside Carolina)

Two team race for WR Rontavius Groves

2016 wide receiver Rontavius Groves will likely choose between the Mountaineers and the Tar Heels and that decision could be coming soon. Groves hopes to take official visits to both programs in October and hopes to commit before the end of his senior season. Groves is a 5-11, 175-pound receiver that is ranked by 247Sports Composite as the No. 9 prospect in Tennessee. (Carolina Blue)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC running back commit Jordon Brown rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. He also caught two passes for 29 yards. UNC quarterback commit Logan Byrd carried the ball 16 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 6-of-11 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. See how the rest of UNC's football recruits fared in this weekend's edition of the UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Nation's No. 1 receiver planning UNC visit

Five-star wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers (Tampa, FL/Tampa Catholic) will likely be taking an official visit to UNC the weekend of Sept. 18-19. Craig-Myers is the No. 1 receiver in the 2016 class and the No. 20 overall prospect, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. While the visit is not set in stone, multiple sources confirm there is a very good chance the 6-foot-2, 205-pound recruit will be in Chapel Hill next weekend. (Carolina Blue)

List Of Football Recruits Visiting Saturday

Perhaps as many as 46 prospects from three different classes will be in Chapel Hill on Saturday to take in UNC's home opener versus North Carolina A&T. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Dexter Lawrence a wanted man by top programs across the country

Dexter Lawrence is just 17 years old, but he may be the most wanted man in North Carolina – wanted by college football coaches for all the right reasons, that is. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound, senior defensive tackle from Wake Forest High School isn’t just considered one of the best players in the state, he’s a consensus top-10 recruit nationally. Graded as a 5-star recruit by every major publication, Lawrence has no fewer than 32 offers. (High School OT)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC quarterback commit Chazz Surratt threw for 348 yards, five touchdowns and added a 65-yard kickoff return for a score in East Lincoln's 49-14 win over North Lincoln. Southern Durham running back and UNC commit Jordon Brown rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. He also threw another TD. See how the rest of UNC's football recruiting targets fared in this weekend's edition of the UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora, Chizik watch five-star DT Dexter Lawrence

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and Tar Heel defensive coordinator Gene Chizik watched 247Sports Composite five-star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence on Friday night at Wake Forest High School. Lawrence is the No. 2 defensive tackle and the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2016 class. N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren was also in attendance. (Carolina Blue)

Chazz Surratt’s 6 TDs lead Mustangs to victory

UNC football commit Chazz Surratt threw for 347 yards and five touchdowns, and added a 60-yard kickoff return for a score to lift East Lincoln to a 49-14 win over North Lincoln on Friday night. Surratt’s younger brother, Sage, had 179 yards receiving, and the two connected for three scores as the Mustangs (3-0) ran their win streak to 19 games and overcame a slow start to score the final 41 points. (Lincoln Times-News)

Four-Star DT Sulaiman Kamara Lists UNC In Top FIve

Four-star defensive tackle Sulaiman Kamara has a top five, and on Wednesday the Hermitage High School standout broke down his list. Kamara released a top of five – in no order – of North Carolina, Wake Forest, Temple,Virginia and East Carolina, with Penn State and South Carolina in the mix. "I just came up with it basically which schools really felt like home," said the Hermitage four-star defensive tackle. (Inside Carolina)

Video: North Carolina Commit Logan Byrd Highlights

North Carolina commit Logan Byrd kicked off his senior season last week and you can see him in action here. Byrd is a 6-foot-2.5, 243 pound pocket-passer out of Kathleen (Ga.) Veterans and he played game one against Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County last week. Byrd has been working with Tony Ballard, his personal quarterback coach, for years and Ballard shares his thoughts on the UNC commit. (Inside Carolina)

2017 Recruiting: Fedora Follows Recruits on Twitter

UNC head coach Larry Fedora went on a twitter following spree the last few days. The accounts he followed: Class of 2017 high school recruits. Tuesday, Sept. 1st is the first day colleges can start contacting prospects through twitter. Based on Fedora's twitter, UNC has identified many of their top targets and are laying the groundwork for the recruitment period. Check out some of the names that Fedora has followed in the last couple of days: (Carolina Blue)

Scout 100 RB Khalan Laborn discusses top 5

Khalan Laborn is one of the most sought-after prospects in the country. The 2017 four-star Virginia running back has a top five and gave Scout the latest. ”My top five – in no order – is Florida State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Ohio State and Georgia,” Khalan Laborn said. “But I’m still open to other schools.” He gave a quick thought on each school. North Carolina: “That’s where I’m from, so it’s close to home. They also produce great running backs.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Recruit Weekend Scoreboard

UNC running back commit Jordon Brown (Southern Durham HS) scored four rushing touchdowns en route to 214 yards on 29 carries. He also caught four passes for 20 yards. Future Tar Heel linebacker Jonathan Smith (Scotland County HS, Laurinburg, NC) "wreaked havoc on the Patriots' offense" in a 42-13 defeat of Charlotte Independence. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the 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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