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UNC Lands Linebacker Kyle Wright

During a local news broadcast on Tuesday, Kyle Wright announced his verbal commitment to North Carolina. Wright, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Columbia (S.C.) Lippen School, selected UNC over fellow finalists Colorado, Purdue, and Temple. He officially visited West Lafayette in November. Wright is UNC's first linebacker commitment in its 2018 class. (Inside Carolina)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC RB commit Devon Lawrence rushed for 104 yards and 3 TDs while teammate and fellow UNC commit Javon Terry intercepted a pass in Wake Forest's 51-21 win over Garner. UNC LB target Dax Hollifield had 14 tackles, including three for a loss and .5 sacks, but his Shelby team fell to Lenoir Hibriten. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

UNC QB Commitment Jace Rude Earns Fourth Star

Class of 2018 quarterback and North Carolina commitment Jace Ruder is now a 247Sports Composite four-star recruit. The Norton, Kan. native recently moved up in the composite rankings and is now the No. 15 dual-threat quarterback in the country. Ruder, a 6-3, 205-pound signal-caller, committed to North Carolina on June 19 shortly after a multi-day unofficial visit to UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Major football recruiting moves for UNC, N.C. State in November

While losing linebacker Payton Wilson to NC State, the Tar Heels added three other significant commitments to the Class of 2018 in Wake Forest running back Devon Lawrence, defensive end Nick Fulwider and defensive end Lancine Turay. The 6-6, 240-pound Turay became the 12th member of UNC’s recruiting class Sunday when he chose the Tar Heels over N.C. State and Rutgers. (Fayetteville Observer)

2018 DE Lancine Turay Commits to UNC

On Sunday, Lancine Turay, a 6-foot-5, 238-pound defensive end from Irvington (N.J.), became the 12th recruit to commit to North Carolina. He joins a class that already includes fellow defensive end Chris Collins. In addition to North Carolina, Turay received scholarship offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Rutgers, and Syracuse. (Inside Carolina)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC receiver commit Jordyn Adams scored twice, but Green Hope lost to Garner, 56-39, in the third round of the NCHSAA 4AA playoffs. LB recruit Dax Hollifield had 16 tackles and set a state record with his 62nd career game played, leading Shelby past Mount Pleasant, 7-0, in the third round of the NCHSAA 2AA playoffs. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

2018 LB Payton Wilson Decommits From UNC

Class of 2018 linebacker Payton Wilson has decommitted from North Carolina. He posted a message on in personal twitter account Wednesday announcing his decision. Wilson, from Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC., is a four-star recruit. Wilson committed to UNC on May 1, 2017. He took an official visit to N.C. State on Nov. 3 and Notre Dame on Nov. 18. (Inside Carolina)

UNC LB commit Payton Wilson nominated for national player of the year award

U.S. Army Player of the Year nominees from the state of North Carolina include Heritage running back Ricky Person, who has committed to N.C. State; Scotland County running back Zamir White, a Georgia commit; Orange linebacker Payton Wilson, a UNC commit; and Shelby linebacker Dax Hollifield, who holds offers from South Carolina, Stanford, UNC and Virginia Tech. (High School OT)

UNC Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC receiver commit Jordyn Adams scored twice for Green Hope with touchdown catches of 17 and 40 yards in a 42-23 win over Leesville Road. UNC running back target Leddie Brown rushed for three touchdowns in the first half, to lead Neumann-Goretti over Schuylkill Haven, 44-7, in the PIAA (Pa.) Class AA playoffs. See how other recruits performed in this week's scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

UNC commit Jordyn Adams excited to receive U.S. Army All-American jersey

Green Hope (Cary, N.C.) wide receiver Jordyn Adams is one of the most elusive players in the country, making cuts and juke-moves that make defenders miss in abundance. But Thursday when the Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour dropped by Adams’ school to present him his honorary jersey, he wasn’t trying to elude anything. It was all about embracing the moment. (USA Today)

Army All-American Payton Wilson discusses UNC verbal, interest in others

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour was by Hillsborough (NC) Orange on Wednesday to award Top247 linebacker Payton Wilson his jersey for this year’s game. 247Sports ranks the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Wilson as the nation’s No. 3 outside linebacker and No. 49 recruit overall. “It means a lot,” Wilson said. “Only a few get this opportunity and to be selected is a great honor." (247 Sports)

Weekend UNC Football Recruit Scoreboard

Shelby linebacker Dax Hollifield had three tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack, and a caused fumble in a 49-20 win over Newton-Conover. Havelock defensive Tackle Avery Jones had eight tackles, including four for a loss and two sacks, and three QB hurries in a 56-7 win over Burlington Williams. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Recruit Weekend Scoreboard

UNC wide receiver commit Dyami Brown finished with 46 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns as West Meck blew out Berry, 73-8. Wake Forest running back Devon Lawrence rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown, then followed up his team's winning performance by committing to UNC after the game. See how other UNC football recruits performed in this week's scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Running Back Devon Lawrence Commits to North Carolina

Devon Lawrence, a 4-star running back from Wake Forest (NC) High School, committed to play football at North Carolina following his team’s game Friday night (Video). Lawrence narrowed his list down to UNC and UCLA several weeks ago, and while he took his official visit to UNC, he skipped his official visit to UCLA, giving further indication he would be a Tar Heel. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

DE Nick Fulwider Commits to North Carolina

Nick Fulwider verbally committed to North Carolina on Thursday night. Fulwider, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound defensive end from Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek, officially visited UNC this past weekend. Coming out of the visit, he narrowed his focus to Arkansas, UNC, and Vanderbilt. In addition to those three, he had collected scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, and Rutgers. (Inside Carolina)

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Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jordyn Adams2018 WR
William Barnes2018 OL
Dyami Brown2018 WR
Antoine Green2018 WR
Avery Jones2018 OT
Jace Ruder2018 QB
Chris Collins2018 DE
Joshua Ezeudu2018 OL
Matthew Flint2018 LB
Cade Fortin2018 QB

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