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UNC official visit plans change due to weather

The winter storm which ripped through North Carolina also affected the Tar Heels' recruiting efforts. According to sources, UNC had scheduled four official football visits for this weekend. Flights and driving conditions forced the staff to great creative. If everything goes as planned UNC will move back each visit a couple of days. (Carolina Blue)

UNC, Brewer going all-in for Craig-Myers

North Carolina wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer is not only a talented teacher of the receiver position, but a hard-working recruiting ace. With National Signing Day less than two weeks way, the Tar Heels are working to secure a few more targets to compete their 2016 pull. One big time UNC target is 2016 wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers out of Tampa Catholic. (Carolina Blue)

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2015 season highlights of UNC commitment and West Orange High School (Winter Garden, FL) defensive end Nolan DeFranco. View Video...

WR Nate Craig-Myers lists UNC in top three

As the recruiting season heats up, the North Carolina Tar Heels received some good news on Wednesday. Four-star wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers trimmed his list down to three teams and the Tar Heels made the cut. Along with UNC, Craig-Myers listed Auburn and Ole Miss in his three, giving the Tar Heels some major SEC competition to land the recruit. (Keeping It Heel)

Fedora, Scott go in-home with DE Allen Cater

UNC head coach Larry Fedora and and defensive line coach Tray Scott made an in-home visit to see 2016 defensive end Allen Cater (Kennesaw, GA/Mount Paran Christian School) on Wednesday night. Cater is a 6-5, 245-pound recruit from Georgia. He was at UNC last weekend for an official visit. This is the second visit from Coach Scott to Cater's home in a week. (Carolina Blue)

UNC stocking up on linebacker talent in 2016 recruiting class

The Tar Heels have addressed needs at linebacker very well in the 2016 class, and still have a big fish or two out there who could add to an impressive group. The four man linebacker class includes a pair of early enrollees -- junior college outside linebacker J.B. Copeland and inside linebacker Jonathan Smith. The prospect with the highest ceiling might well be Tyrone Hopper out of Roswell, Georgia. (ESPN.com)

Defensive Back Patrice Rene Commits to UNC

In a true chain reaction, Patrice Rene became a Tar Heel commitment. Rene officially visited UNC over the weekend, Charlton Warren visited Rene’s parents in Ottawa on Monday, Rene withdrew his Rutgers commitment on Tuesday morning, and now he has pledged to the Tar Heels. Rene, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound cornerback from Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal, foreshadowed the switch from Rutgers to UNC. (Inside Carolina)

UNC adds "physical" defensive back, Patrice Rene

New North Carolina defensive back commit Patrice Rene is exactly what UNC and Coach Warren are looking for in the secondary: Long, physical, talented, and smart. Ranked as the No. 40 cornerback and No. 11 prospect in Virginia, Rene completes UNC's desire for a safety for the 2016 class. Listed as a corner, the Tar Heels like Rene for the safety spot. He is a legit built 6-2, 190-pounds. (Carolina Blue)

UNC building a beast of a defensive backfield

There is a clear trend with the defensive backs that UNC assistant coach Charlton Warren and the defensive staff have recruited to North Carolina for the 2016 class. Physical, long, and imposing. Currently, North Carolina has six defensive backs committed for the 2016 class. Two of those have already signed and enrolled. UNC is looking to add another cornerback commit for this cycle. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football heads North to recruit in Canada

Following 2016 defensive back Patrice Rene's (Alexandria, VA/Episcopal) official visit to UNC this past weekend, UNC secondary coach Charlton Warren is heading to Ottawa, Canada on Monday to have an in-home visit with Rene's parents. Rene is from Ottawa, but goes to school in Alexandria, Va. The 6-2, 190-pound versatile defensive back, is currently committed to Rutgers. (Carolina Blue)

Safety Javontay Smith parts ways with UNC

2016 safety Javontay Smith (Columbus, Ga./Carver) has parted ways from North Carolina, per a source, as first-reported by 247Sports.com. Smith originally verbally committed to North Carolina in January of 2015. Smith officially visited Chapel Hill this weekend. He's one of the top defensive backs in Georgia in the 2016 recruiting class. (Carolina Blue)

2016 safety D.J. Ford commits to UNC

According to a CarolinaBlue source, 2016 safety D.J. Ford committed to North Carolina Sunday morning. He was on an official visit to UNC this weekend. Ford is a 6-3, 195-pound recruit from Alabama. A physical safety, Ford was dominant in run support and coverage for Clay Central High School this season. Ford expects to enroll at UNC in June. (247 Sports)

Chazz Surratt earns national honors

MaxPreps announced Thursday it has named East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt its national small schools player of the year, giving the future Tar Heel a full circle of local-, state- and national-level awards. Surratt has already been named the Gatorade N.C. Football Player of the Year, and was voted the state’s offensive player of the year by the Associated Press. (Lincoln Times-News)

Preview: UNC Football's Official Visit Weekend

North Carolina will host over 20 commits and targets in the most important recruiting weekend for the 2016 class. While there are not many (if any) players expected to de-commit, this weekend is a time for players and their families to reaffirm their decision. With signing day less than three weeks away, it is critical for UNC to hold on to their current pledges. (Carolina Blue)

Rutgers 4-star safety commit visiting UNC this weekend

Patrice Rene, a four-star safety from Episcopal (Alexandria, Va.), is Rutgers' top-rated commit, as he pledged to the Scarlet Knights in August of 2015. However, according to a source with knowledge of the events, Rene will take an official visit to UNC this coming weekend as Rutgers tries to hold onto his commitment with National Signing Day approaching. (NJ.com)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Chazz Surratt2016 DUAL
Ryan Jones2017 ATH
Jake Lawler2017 WDE
Adarius Lemons2017 RB
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Jordon Brown2016 APB
Logan Byrd2016 PRO
Kyree Campbell2016 DT
Allen Cater2016 SDE
J.B. Copeland2016 OLB

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