What UNC is getting in 2017 WR J.T. CauthenWhen class of 2017 prospect J.T. Cauthen committed to UNC on Tuesday, the Tar Heels added their second wide receiver and third four-star commit for the 2017 class. But what is UNC getting in the 6-2, 210-pound wide receiver? "He is extremely strong," one source told CarolinaBlue on Tuesday. The best comparison might be to former Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon. (Carolina Blue)
Junior Four-Star WR J.T. Cauthen Commits to UNCClass of 2017 wide receiver J.T. Cauthen committed to North Carolina on Tuesday. Cauthen, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound prospect is ranked as the No. 4 player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 34 overall receiver in the class. Cauthen picked the Tar Heels over offers from Clemson, Tennessee, Penn State, South Carolina, West Virginia, Michigan, N.C. State, and Duke, among others. (Carolina Blue)
Half brothers Jayvaughn Myers, Nate Craig-Myers enjoy opportunity to play together againJayvaughn Myers of Pasco and Nate Craig-Myers of Tampa Catholic are half brothers. They have an opportunity to play on the same team in Saturday's Under Armour All-America Game. They haven't played on the same team since their sophomore year at Pasco. After that season, Craig-Myers transferred to Tampa Catholic. (Tampa Bay Times)
Nate Craig-Myers keeps schools waitingNate Craig-Myers, one of the most coveted wide receivers in the nation, will have fans of several colleges waiting right up to National Signing Day (Feb. 6) as the Tampa Catholic standout weights his next-level options. Craig-Myers, in Orlando this week for Saturday's Under Armour All-American Game (Noon, ESPN2), confirmed that he will indeed continue to stay with his timetable of announcing his decision on signing day. (Orlando Sentinel)
Garrett Walston helped New Hanover High exceed expectations, is ready to start UNC careerThere were a lot of expectations around Garrett Walston and the New Hanover football program for the 2015 season....The Rivals.com three-star prospect met personal expectations, helping the team exceed what many thought was possible. Walston finished as the Mideastern Conference leader in receiving yards (933) and touchdowns (9) and is the StarNews All-Area offensive player of the year. (Wilmington Star News)
Semper Fi Bowl: Logan Byrd Talks Enrolling at UNC EarlyNorth Carolina quarterback commit, Logan Byrd talked with Scout about enrolling at UNC next week. (Scout.com)
Semper Fi Bowl: Jay-Jay McCargo InterviewScout 300 offensive guard and North Carolina commit Jay-Jay McCargo shares his official visit plans with Scout. (Inside Carolina)
Chazz Surratt named AP’s NC offensive player of yearEast Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt and Wake Forest defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence are The Associated Press high school football players of the year for North Carolina. Surratt, a senior committed to North Carolina, earned 10 votes as offensive player of the year from 18 high school writers and editors across the state in results released Thursday. (Charlotte Observer)
UNC WR commit Korey Banks will take official visits to UNC, Alabama, South CarolinaNorth Carolina commit Korey Banks picked up two SEC offers this week, from Alabama and South Carolina, and now he’ll visit both schools in January. Banks, a 3-star wide receiver from Sandy Creek High School (Tyrone, Ga.), told SEC Country that he has scheduled an official visit to Alabama on Jan. 22 and South Carolina on Jan. 29. He will officially visit UNC on Jan. 15. (SEC Country)
Video: Nate Craig-Myers InterviewRivals.com national recruiting director Mike Ferrell caught up with 5-star WR Nate Craig-Myers to discuss his recruitment, which includes his interest in the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Korey Banks “still 100 percent committed” to UNC after picking up Alabama offerUNC wide receiver commit Korey Banks reported an offer from Alabama Sunday, but the recent news does not have him rethinking his commitment at the moment. Banks, a 3-star prospect from Sandy Creek High School (Tyrone, Ga.), told SEC Country that he didn’t flinch about his standing with the Tar Heels. “I’m still 100 percent committed to North Carolina," Banks said. (SEC Country)
Video: Greg Ross' senior season highlights2015 season highlights of UNC commitment and Potomac High School (Oxon Hill, MD) safety Greg Ross.
Video: Logan Byrd's senior season highlights2015 season highlights of UNC commitment and Veterans High School (Kathleen, GA) quarterback Logan Byrd.
Top WR recruit Nate Craig-Myers has three top schools, UNC among them, until he insists he doesn'tThe trend of top college recruits offering up a short list of their favorite schools as an integral part of the recruiting process is, by its very nature, a bit much. Still, what just unfolded with 5-star wide receiver recruit Nate Craig-Myers went yet further....On Monday, Rivals.com reported that Craig-Myers had limited his future college options to a triumvirate of potential schools: Auburn, Ole Miss and North Carolina. (USA Today)
Transfer linebacker J.B. Copeland good to go, admitted to UNCJunior College transfer J.B. Copeland informed CarolinaBlue on Wednesday that he has been admitted to North Carolina and is set to report on January 8th. The 6-3, 225-pound outside linebacker played one season at New Mexico State before transferring to Navarro Junior College. Copeland was considered a tentative commit until all his paperwork and application went through. (Carolina Blue)