2019 DB Coleman Reich Commits to UNCA self-described "die-hard" Tar Heel fan, Coleman Reich made his dreams come true committing to North Carolina on Saturday evening. Reich, a 5-foot-11, 181-pound defensive back from Thomasville (N.C.) Ledford, is the third 2019 recruit to pledge to UNC. He joins Hakeem Beamon and Jayden Curry. In a rare feat, Reich attended three camps at UNC this summer. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Three questions with Dax HollifieldShelby linebacker Dax Hollifield was selected to WSOC’s Big 22 preseason list of high school football standouts for the second consecutive year. We caught up with the Golden Lions rising senior at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte and asked him a few questions to get to know the senior Golden Lions linebacker a little better. (Shelby Star)
UNC football recruiting: OT William Barnes includes North Carolina in top 7The Tar Heels have much of their 2018 football recruiting class settled, though athletes up and down the east coast continue to consider UNC. One such player is four-star offensive tackle William Barnes, who recently named the Tar Heels in his top seven schools. The six other programs that made the cut include Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia. (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC's getting a 'powerful' and 'explosive' DB in Trey MorrisonTrey Morrison had North Carolina high on his list before the Tar Heels even offered. He visited Chapel Hill first before the offer, then on the second visit, the cornerback out of Greater Atlanta Christian committed to Larry Fedora. Morrison is a true competitor and his head coach, Tim Hardy gives great insight on what the Tar Heels are getting in him. (Rivals.com)
4-Star Kentucky OL Speaks Highly Of UNC, KapilovicBryan Hudson, who stands at 6-4, 290 pounds, is regarded among the top offensive lineman in the class of 2019. The Scott County (KY) 4-star offensive tackle is heading into his junior year with offers from Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Louisville, Virginia Tech and North Carolina among others. UNC is one of the programs Hudson is learning more about and he’s intrigued. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Jordyn Adams’ Hit Wins Under Armour All-America GameIt took 11 innings for the Under Armour All-America Game to be settled, and it was only decided after a football player from North Carolina singled up the middle against a center fielder from Philadelphia. Jordyn Adams—who is committed to UNC to play both football and baseball—drove a fastball up the middle against Mike Siani to give the American side a 2-1 victory. (Baseball America)
Video: Jordyn Adams' walkoff single sends Team America to victory at Wrigley FieldNorth Carolina football and baseball commit Jordyn Adams knocks a base hit up the middle to send Team America to a walk-off win in the 11th inning of the Under Armour All-America Game.
UNC "doing well" with 2019 Rivals100 OL Darnell Wright"I'm not really focused on any schools in particular but Alabama, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, and North Carolina have been doing well with me," said Darnell Wright. "I've been to Kentucky once. I haven't been there since but I think I'll get back there. Same with Virginia Tech. I haven't been to North Carolina yet but I'm trying to get there. I talked to coach Kap a couple times and I like him a lot." (Rivals.com)
The 8 college football teams whose stocks were most boosted by The OpeningBased partly on our All-Opening Team, assembled by our two people who were at the whole camp, here are the eight-ish teams who enjoyed the weekend the most. North Carolina: The Heels gained one of the camp's two new commitments: All-Opening WR Jordyn Adams, a two-sport star who went viral in a sport he doesn't even play. (SB Nation)
4-Star Maryland LB Wants To Visit Chapel Hill AgainShane Lee, a 4-star linebacker from Baltimore, MD, released a list of 18 schools in late May. Among those schools was North Carolina, along with Notre Dame, Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, LSU and many others, all of which have extended him an offer. As for the Tar Heels, the class of 2019 star from St. Frances has been to Chapel Hill and really enjoyed the experience. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
4-Star RB Leddie Brown Still High On UNC After Florida VisitTHI caught up with 4-star running back and West Virginia commit Leddie Brown following his visit to Florida this weekend for its Friday Night Lights event. Brown was impressed with what he saw in his first visit to UF, so much that he left having the Gators now No. 2 in his pecking order following West Virginia. But the Tar Heels aren't far behind though. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
LB Dax Hollifield discusses top five, official visits, & moreNews regarding Rivals250 linebacker Dax Hollifield has been trickling out over the last few weeks. The Shelby, N.C. went in depth on his recruitment, including his top five and which schools will get official visits. "Right I'm trying to figure out my official visits. It would be Stanford, Florida State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Right now those are my top five." (Rivals.com)
Where Have All the Deions Gone? (Featuring Jordyn Adams)Looking into the crystal ball of potential dual-sport revolutionaries, there is but one young man in the high school class of 2018 carrying the expectation of stardom in both football and baseball, with the stated desire to pursue both at the next level. Jordyn Adams, of Cary, N.C., committed in early July to play both sports at UNC, where his father is the defensive line coach. (Sports Illustrated)
Video: Jordyn Adams Spotlight from The OpeningNorth Carolina 5-star wide receiver commit, Jordyn Adams, is featured in this spotlight video from Nike's recent The Opening event in Beaverton, Oregon. Adams is also a tremendous baseball player and will suit up on the diamond for the Tar Heels as well.
Jordyn Adams pulls off rare All-American double in football and baseballUNC commit Jordyn Adams is a rare two-sport All-American. After returning from The Opening in Oregon, he was named to the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game on July 29 at Wrigley Field. Adams hit .494 in 24 games this season for Green Hope with 26 runs and 26 stolen bases. Football and baseball aren’t the extent of Adams’ ability. You might remember that dunk that went viral. (USA Today)