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Under Armour All-American guard Jonah Melton is injured but undaunted

Jonah 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 Scoreboard

North 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 Night

It 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 Tagovailoa

North 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 Heels

Following 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 Scoreboard

UNC 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 Forward

Four-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 week

North 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 Scoreboard

UNC 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)

Scotland County's Zamir White continues to beat the odds

Scotland County junior running back Zamir White has battled his way through life since the day he was born. White – also known as ‘Zeus’ – was born with cleft lip, and his parents were told he had ten days to live. "He definitely came to our campus looking like a Greek God, so 'Zeus' was kind of fitting,’” said Scotland County head coach Richard Bailey. (High School OT)

South Meck’s Jake Lawler plays with ‘intelligent abandon,’ couldn’t resist lure of Tar Heels

South Mecklenburg High football coach Rocky White said that senior defensive lineman Jake Lawler could have chosen almost any college in America. Lawler, who carries a 4.0 grade-point average, is ranked No. 3 overall in North Carolina and the nation’s 17th-best defensive end. Lawler -- who had more than 20 scholarship offers from Power 5 conference schools -- will graduate in December to enroll at UNC. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC offers offensive guard Deyavie Hammond

Offensive guard Deyavie Hammond (Lakeland, Fla.) picked up an offer from North Carolina, per his high school assistant coach Will Bahler. North Carolina tight ends coach Chad Scott made the verbal offer. USF has also offered Hammond (6-4, 320), a 2019 recruit. (247 Sports)

UNC Commits Jake Lawler, Marcus McKethan Named to Shrine Bowl

North Carolina is represented on both Shrine Bowl rosters. Tar Heel verbal commitment Jake Lawler was selected to the NC squad, while fellow pledge Marcus McKethan was named to the SC team. Additionally, UNC target Xach Gill will join Lawler in representing the Tar Heel State. The Shrine Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

North Carolina running back commit Michael Carter (Navarre, FL) ran for 171 yards and four touchdowns (21, 25, 36, 44 yards) in a 48-6 win. Defensive end Jake Lawler (Charlotte, NC) tallied five tackles, including one for a loss and three sacks in a 41-6 win. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's edition of the Weekend UNC Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Begins Football Official Visit Schedule with Bang

North Carolina's first uncommitted official visitor of the 2017 cycle is a big one -- figuratively and literally. Cesar Ruiz, the nation's No. 2 center, will make his much-anticipated return to Chapel Hill this weekend. The visit will be the first stop of the 6-foot-3, 321-pounder's official visit schedule. To help with its recruitment of Ruiz, UNC purposely also scheduled Jonah Melton's official visit this weekend. (Inside Carolina)

Top UNC Football Recruits
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Avery Jones2018 OT
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR

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