UNC Football: 2018 Signing Day PrimerTomorrow, North Carolina football may see the first signs of the tide finally turning. As UNC heads into the second signing day on Wednesday, the Tar Heels have 17 commitments who are either signed, enrolled, verbally committed, or some combination. That leaves eight open scholarships for recruits. Here is who's left as the main targets for UNC. (Tar Heel Blog)
The Man Behind UNC's Recruiting DatabaseThere are more than 10,000 high school prospects in John Mark Hamilton’s database. Previous years’ classes have already been archived, although future classes have been expanding with every tip, suggestion and recommendation. Some of the prospects are locks for North Carolina scholarship offers, while others will require camp visits for further evaluation. (Inside Carolina)
Podcast: Previewing UNC Football Signing DayInside Carolina recruiting expert Don Callahan is joined by Jon Seiglie to do a final preview before this Wednesday's National Signing Day. They discuss all the remaining North Carolina football recruits, with a special focus on four star in-state linebacker Dax Hollifield. (Audioboom)
Update On 2018 DT Gavin LewisHere’s a quick update on 2-star class of 2018 defensive tackle/offensive guard Gavin Lewis, who attends Bob Jones H.S. in Madison, AL. Lewis, who is 6-3 and 260 pounds, is being recruited by UNC as a defensive tackle. His rating of 5.4 has him on the cusp of being a 3-star prospect. Among Lewis’ offers are from UCLA, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Virginia and Kentucky. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
How Sun Valley QB Sam Howell went from middle school prodigy to coveted college recruitSun valley quarterback Sam Howell has 25 college scholarship offers, and that number seems to grow daily. In the past two weeks, head coaches from North Carolina Clemson, Duke, Michigan, N.C. State, Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia have visited Sun Valley’s campus. Friday, UNC sent its entire offensive staff to see Howell in person. (Charlotte Observer)
No. 1 RB Devyn Ford discusses his top 6, visit plans, decision date, & moreDevyn Ford isn’t wasting any time. The 2018 recruiting cycle is about to finish up and the Stafford (Va.) North Stafford running back is about to hit a milestone in his recruitment. Ford, currently the top-rated running back in the 2019 class, named a top six of Clemson, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, and Virginia Tech. He discusses his interest in all six. (Rivals.com)
Podcast: Ranking UNC's Secondary Commits, 2018 Football RecruitingInside Carolina's football recruiting expert Don Callahan is joined by Buck Sanders and Jon Seiglie to rank North Carolina's 2018 defensive secondary commitments. Don and Jon then discuss the three surprise uncommitted 2018 recruits that were on campus this past weekend. (Audioboom)
How a little-known LB from Providence Day burst onto the recruiting scene TuesdayWhen he woke up Tuesday morning, Providence Day junior linebacker Osita Ekwonu wasn’t a big name in college football recruiting circles. Ekwonu had scholarship offers from Charlotte, Duke, Wake Forest and Syracuse. But things changed quite a bit Tuesday afternoon. In the space of a few hours, Ekwonu had offers from Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State and Penn State. (Charlotte Observer)
Tar Heels Today: Felton, Pinson, Woods, and a two-sport UNC commitmentUpdates on Jalek Felton, Theo Pinson, and Seventh Woods, UNC-Clemson postgame coverage, and a two-sport star commits to play football and lacrosse at UNC in Tar Heels Today.
Get to know UNC's newest 2-sport recruit, Ricky MiezanRicky Miezan is the No. 1 lacrosse recruit in the class of 2018. He's been tracked by nearly every top college lacrosse program in the country since he was a freshman in high school. But he might be destined for the gridiron. He's only played football for one year, but the standout from Episcopal High School in Virginia, has committed to play football and lacrosse at UNC. (THT Note: Article written prior to Miezan's commitment to play football at UNC) (Hero Sports)
Tar Heels Today: Clemson preview, football recruiting note, and the end of small ball?UNC basketball in the AP and RPI rankings, previewing Clemson, Brice Johnson on the move, the end of "small ball"?! and a football recruiting nugget in Tar Heels Today.
Tar Heels Today: Recruiting notes, scores and schedules, and an interesting tweetBasketball and football recruits attend Saturday's game, Roy is back on the recruiting trail, Coby White sets a new standard, UNC scores and schedules, and an interesting tweet in this edition of Tar Heels Today.
Podcast: Don Callahan Ranks UNC's D-Line Recruits With a Special Guest, Discusses Junior DayIn this podcast, Inside Carolina's Don, Jon, and a special guest give their rankings for UNC's 2018 defensive line recruits. Then in the second half of the podcast, Don looks ahead to UNC's big Junior Day taking place on Saturday, January 27th. Don and Jon then end the podcast discussing the latest news on Dax Hollifield's recruitment. (Audioboom)
Tar Heels hosting elite football recruits for junior dayAs a result of the new football early signing period, early recruitment of the junior class is more important than ever. This weekend could go a long way in shaping key relationships between the Tar Heels' staff and members of the Class of 2019. Here are some of the most important recruits scheduled to be on campus Saturday: 1. Quavaris Crouch, 5-star RB, Charlotte, N.C. (DieHards.com)
Audio: UNC Football Recruiting Ramping UpNorth Carolina has a big basketball game this weekend hosting North Carolina State University. And the Tar Heel football team is looking to capitalize on that opportunity by hosting top recruits for this year’s Junior Day. Inside Carolina has more on what UNC hopes to accomplish on the grid iron during the heart of basketball season. (Chapelboro.com)