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UNC's 2017 class: Four commits, four four-stars

Signing day for the 2016 class is three days away, but the Tar Heels already have a great jump on the 2017 class. After Sunday's commitment from defensive end Jake Lawler (Charlotte, NC/South Mecklenburg), UNC has four commitments from four four-star prospects. Additionally, all four are in the Top247 of the 247Sports Composite rankings. (Carolina Blue)

UNC and WR Kory Banks Part Ways

Korey Banks is no longer a North Carolina verbal commitment and won't sign with the Tar Heels, a source told Inside Carolina. The decision to part ways was made after several conversations between Banks and UNC coaches the past 24 hours. Banks, a 6-foot, 165-pound wide receiver from Tryone (Ga.) Sandy Creek, originally verbally committed to UNC July. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Signee Myles Dorn: Bred For Success

Myles Dorn's family didn't push him to Chapel Hill, but molded the Charlotte (N.C.) Vance safety into one of the most highly regarded members of UNC's 2016 recruiting class. Myles Dorn will tell you he made his decision to play football at North Carolina a day or two before he announced it on December 4. His older brother knows better. (Inside Carolina)

Jake Lawler: UNC "was the only place I wanted to be"

Class of 2017 defensive end Jake Lawler (Charlotte, NC/South Mecklenburg) became the fourth commit for next year's cycle when he publicly committed to North Carolina on Sunday morning. Th 6-3, 225-pound defensive end is projected to be a weak-side rush end for UNC. He spoke with CarolinaBlue shortly after announcing his commitment on twitter. (Carolina Blue)

Four-Star DE Jake Lawler Commits to UNC

Roughly 20 years ago, Andy and Michelle Lawler met as students at North Carolina. The two eventually married. On Sunday, the couple watched as their son, Jake, followed in their footsteps and committed to the Tar Heels. Lawler, a 6-foot-2, 219-pound defensive end from Charlotte (N.C.) South Mecklenburg, is the fourth four-star from the 2017 class to verbally commit to UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Video: A Look At 4-Star UNC Commitment Jay Jay McCargo

In this exclusive Scout Spotlight video, you'll see what makes UNC commitment Jay Jay McCargo a four-star offensive line prospect. The video provides an in-depth look at McCargo as a player and person in just 60 seconds. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Tar Heels Commitment Rontavius Groves Highlights

Watch highlights of North Carolina Tar Heels commitment Rontavius Groves. His first catch is amazing. (Inside Carolina)

Garner 3-sport athlete Matthew Butler getting high level college football offers

At 6 feet 4 inches tall and 260 pounds, football as you might imagine is Matthew Butler’s best sport. But instead of specializing, the Garner High School defensive end stays active, making time for basketball as well as track and field. The Wolfpack gave Butler his first football offer. Duke, UNC, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Penn State followed suit. (WNCN)

DB target Jayvaughn Myers down to 2, says package deal 'a possibility'

It's come down to Auburn or North Carolina for Jayvaughn Myers. The four-star cornerback at Pasco High School in Dade City, Florida, will announce his commitment to the Tigers or Tar Heels on National Signing Day next week. Myers (6-1, 185) took his official visit to Auburn Jan. 15 but has not been to North Carolina since last summer. He told AL.com Thursday night he has yet to make up his mind. (AL.com)

Fedora, Chizik to go in-home with K.J. Sails

According to a CarolinaBlue source, UNC head coach Larry Fedora and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik will have an in-home visit with 2016 cornerback target K.J. Sails (Gibsonton, FL/East Bay) on Thursday. Sails, a 5-11, 170-pound recruit, is coming off a Sunday-Monday official visit to North Carolina and canceled his Maryland official visit for this weekend. (Carolina Blue)

UNC QB commit Chazz Surratt gets jersey retired

East Lincoln High School senior Chazz Surratt is on his way to UNC -- and it's for certain he'll now always be remembered at his home. Surratt had his jersey No. 12 retired on Wednesday. The UNC commit will play quarterback for the Tar Heels after de-committing from Duke. He said his reason for backing out on Duke -- the Heels will let him play both football and basketball. (FOX 46 Charlotte)

Source: Nate Craig-Myers down to two

According to a CarolinaBlue source, UNC is in the top two for 247Sports Composite four-star wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers. The 6-2, 205-pound prospect is ranked as the No. 5 wide receiver and the No. 6 player from the state of Florida for the 2016 class. Craig-Myers recently canceled his official visit to Ole Miss, essentially eliminating the Rebels. As of Tuesday, he is considering Auburn and North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

Video: North Carolina Commitment J.B. Copeland Highlights

Watch North Carolina Tar Heels commitment J.B. Copeland. Check out his exciting highlight reel. (Scout.com)

Chazz Surratt wins 2015 Solomon Award as NC High School Player of the Year

It is with great honor that the staff of NCPreps.com announce the winner of the 2015 Arnold R. Solomon Award for the North Carolina High School Football Player of the Year to quarterback Chazz Surratt of East Lincoln High School selected by NCPreps.com. Surratt, a 6-2 200-pound senior has been an outstanding student-athlete for the Mustangs. (NC Preps)

2016 DE Allen Cater down to two

Class of 2016 defensive end Allen Cater is down to two schools. The 6-5, 245-pounds prospect from Kennesaw, Ga. tweeted out that he has narrowed his choices down to Arkansas and North Carolina. CarolinaBlue confirmed with Cater that these are his remaining two choices. (Carolina Blue)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Ryan Jones2017 ATH
Jake Lawler2017 WDE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Jeremiah Gemmel2017 OLB
Traivon Leonard2017 CB
Marcus McKethan2017 OT

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