Video: Jake Lawler Senior Season HighlightsSenior season highlights of 2017 4-star North Carolina defensive end commit Jake Lawler (Charlotte, NC/South Mecklenburg HS).
2017 RB Antwuan Branch Commits to UNCAntwuan Branch, a 2017 3-star running back out of Clarksville, TN (Kenwood HS) committed to North Carolina on Sunday and made his intentions public via Twitter.
UNC Weekend Football Recruit ScoreboardUNC running back commit Michael Carter piled up 310 all-purpose yards (241 rushing, 69 receiving) and scored four touchdowns (68, 2, 19, and 2 yards) in a 42-28 win. UNC safety commit D.J. Crossen returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in a 55-6 rout. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)
Jake Lawler on the mic at South MeckJake Lawler could be spending his Thursday night's elsewhere, but he loves being in the booth. South Mecklenburg's star defensive end is the public address announcer at the school's junior varsity games. "People love it," said Lawler. "You need to think well on your feet." That's something he does on the field. He received about 20 college offers before choosing North Carolina. (WCNC.com)
UNC Football Weekend Recruit ScoreboardNorth Carolina wide receiver commit J.T. Cauthen caught nine passes for 116 yards and a touchdown. Five-star UNC safety target Devon Hunter rushed for two touchdowns (11 and 17 yards) and 129 yards on 16 carries. See how other North Carolina football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)
Larry Fedora deploys helicopter for recruiting missionNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora has been busy. Between leading his Tar Heels to a 6-2 record (4-1 ACC) and a top 25 ranking and going all-in for an old school Halloween look, Fedora has also been able sneak in some recruiting. On Friday, Fedora was recruiting in Charlotte during the day and then deployed a helicopter to check out two Greensboro area high school games. (Carolina Blue)
Under Armour All-American guard Jonah Melton is injured but undauntedJonah Melton passed the one-year anniversary of his commitment to North Carolina last week. Melton, a guard from Eastern Alamance (Mebane, N.C.), grew up a Tar Heels fan and made a strong commitment that he never wavered from. He will be with the Tar Heels when he returns to the field after tearing an ACL in April, forcing him to miss his senior season. (USA Today)
UNC Football Recruit Weekend ScoreboardNorth Carolina running back commit Michael Carter rushed for 331 yards and scored seven touchdowns (scoring runs of 30, 35, 61, 31 15, and 24 yards, and an 87-yard kickoff return). He also returned four kickoffs for 177 yards.See how other Tar Heel football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)
UNC RB Commit Michael Carter Has Giant NightIt is a stat line worth remembering. 18 carries, 328 rushing yards, six rushing TDs, 175 kick return yards, one kick return TD. Class of 2017 North Carolina running back commit Michael Carter had himself quite the night. The 5-8, 191-pound recruit helped Navarre High School beat American Heritage 70-26. The win moved the Raiders to 8-0 on the season. (Carolina Blue)
UNC offers 2017 five-star QB Tua TagovailoaNorth Carolina has offered class of 2017 quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out of Honolulu, Hawaii, Ryan Bartow of 247Sports reports. A 247Sports Composite five-star prospect, Tagovailoa is an Alabama commit. Currently, UNC has 14 verbal commits for the 2017 class. The Tar Heels would sign an elite quarterback for this cycle if it is the right type of talent. (Carolina Blue)
UNC RB Commitment Michael Carter Helping Recruit For Tar HeelsFollowing the Freak Show this past June, Navarre (FL) standout Michael Carter committed to North Carolina, and hasn't looked back. Carter, whose announcement didn’t go public until July 4, per his request, felt the Heels are the best overall fit for him academically and athletically. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
UNC Football Weekend Recruit ScoreboardUNC running back target Malik Davis (Tampa, FL) became Hillsborough County's all-time leading rusher on a 30-yard touchdown. He finished with 204 yards and five touchdowns (65, 21, 50, 30 and 10). He also set the county record for rushing touchdowns. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)
ICTV: UNC Four-Star DE Commitment Jake Lawler Looking ForwardFour-star defensive end and Charlotte native Jake Lawler had his eye on North Carolina even before he set foot on campus. Now he's a headliner in UNC's 2017 recruiting class, bringing high expectations for himself and the program. Inside Carolina visited South Mecklenburg High School on game day to get to know the future Tar Heel. (Inside Carolina)
UNC football set for big official visit weekNorth Carolina is hosting a combination of 2017 verbal commits and 2017 targets for official visits this weekend. Currently, the Tar Heels have 14 verbal commits for the 2017 class. UNC will look to sign 19-20 players for the cycle. The needs are at running back, offensive line, wide receiver, and defensive line. (Carolina Blue)
UNC Weekend Football Recruit ScoreboardUNC defensive end commit Jake Lawler recorded 4 tackles and 2.5 sacks as his South Mecklenburg team beat Berry 58-0. UNC running back commit Michael Carter (Navarre, FL) rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also threw a 63-yard touchdown pass. See how other UNC football recruits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)