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Four-star safety Devon Hunter returns to UNC

Class of 2017 safety Devon Hunter (Chesapeake, VA/Indian River) is on UNC's campus. This time his mother is with him. The 247Sports Composite four-star prospect is ranked as the No. 3 safety in the nation and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Virginia. This is the third visit for Hunter this summer and the second in the last seven days. Hunter was on campus last Friday, July 22nd. (Carolina Blue)

UNC OL commit Marcus McKethan plays larger than life

Everything about 6-foot-7, 335-pound Marcus McKethan is huge. He is the anchor of Barnwell High School’s offensive line, providing a large presence at right tackle that opposing defenses have to compensate for. His intensity does not cease after the fall either, as he has spent his offseasons at Barnwell playing basketball and throwing discus, and he goes all out in the gym. (Aiken Standard)

2018 5-Star RB Zamir White Talks UNC, Recruitment

Zamir White, a 5-star running back from Scotland (NC) County High School discusses his thoughts on UNC and his overall recruitment. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

What Adarius Lemons' flip means for UNC

The flip of Adarius Lemons from UNC to Florida on Sunday clearly impacts UNC's 2017 recruiting class moving forward. With Lemons, the Tar Heels lose their second highest-rated commit and arguably their most important. UNC now sits at 14 commits for the 2017 class and one running back commit. Lemons could have stepped in as a freshman and earned a starting spot. (Carolina Blue)

UNC RB commit Adarius Lemons flips commitment to Florida

Florida has landed its second commitment following Friday Night Lights, and it's a big one. On Sunday afternoon, four-star running back Adarius Lemons decided to decommit from North Carolina and give a verbal pledge to the Gators. Lemons is rated as the No. 139 overall player in the country. He impressed at Friday Night Lights in front of Florida's staff wearing all Gators gear. (247 Sports)

Florida making a push for UNC RB commit Adarius Lemons

Adarius Lemons is ranked the nation’s No. 8 running back and No. 139 overall recruit. Despite his commitment to North Carolina, Florida is still making him a priority and going for the flip. The Gators are the biggest threat to UNC, and his trip Friday improved Florida’s standing in his recruitment. “They’re pushing (for the) No. 1 spot,” said Lemons, who plans to return to UF for an official visit. (SEC Country)

Former UNC Football Signee Kyree Campbell finds new home

Former UNC defensive tackle signee Kyree Campbell (Woodbridge, Va.) will enroll at Kingston, Pa./Wyoming Seminary Prep, per Campbell's high school coach Gary Wortham. Campbell will enroll August 21. Campbell was denied admissions this summer at UNC but will have five years to play four years of eligibility following this semester at prep school. (Carolina Blue)

Four-star safety Devon Hunter visits UNC

2017 safety Devon Hunter is visiting UNC on Friday. The 6-1, 205-pound recruit from Chesapeake, Va. is a four-star in the 247Sports Composite rankings. This is Hunter's second visit to UNC in as many months. Hunter holds over 34 offers including Virginia Tech, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields includes North Carolina in his top six

Tariq Castro-Fields has declared that North Carolina is among the list of his top six schools as UNC continues their push for a strong 2017 recruiting class. The other programs include Alabama, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Penn State, and Michigan State, with most schools recruiting him as a cornerback at this point. "I'm a versatile defensive back. I can play any position." (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Tre' Shaw details decision to commit to UNC

After committing to North Carolina over Auburn and Clemson, four-star cornerback Tre' Shaw goes on camera to detail his decision. Some thought it would be Clemson. Auburn made a push. But is was North Carolina who won the battle for Shaw. View Video...

UNC football at 15 recruits, five four-stars

With the addition of cornerback Tre' Shaw on Monday, UNC now sits at 15 commitments for the 2017 class. Shaw, a 6-0, 180-pound recruit from Georgia, picked the Tar Heels over Auburn, South Carolina, and Clemson. UNC's 2017 class has grown since Jonah Melton committed in October of 2015. The Heels had eight commits by May of 2016 and now have added seven in the summer. (Carolina Blue)

Tre' Shaw brings versatility to UNC secondary

In Tre' Shaw’s first varsity game as a sophomore he scored two touchdowns playing tailback and he intercepted two passes, announcing himself as a player to know in the Peach State. The 2017 recruit has been making plays in every facet of the game ever since, and chose the Tar Heels over Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin. (Carolina Blue)

UNC continues to pull football recruits from Peach State

With the commitment of 2017 cornerback Tre' Shaw to UNC on Monday, the Tar Heels added their fourth Georgia commit for the 2017 class. It continues the trend of the North Carolina staff making the Peach State a priority in their recruitment efforts. Behind California, Florida, and Texas, Georgia is consistently the fourth best state for producing high-level college talent. (Carolina Blue)

2017 4-Star CB Tre' Shaw Commits To UNC

Tre' Shaw, a 4-star cornerback from Ellenwood, GA, announced Monday he will play college football at North Carolina. A 5-11, 178-pound supremely gifted athlete, the Cedar Grove High School star chose the Tar Heels over his other three final schools, South Carolina, Clemson and Auburn. “I'm looking for a school that can help develop me into a man, and help me reach my ultimate goal of making it to the NFL,” Shaw recently told THI. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Early football recruit rankings feature Tar Heels

Ranking football recruiting classes at this stage can be misleading because much can change between now and national signing day in February. But UNC has established itself as one of the best classes in the nation. The 14 verbal commitments secured to date by the Tar Heels have them ranked 16th nationally by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, while 247sports.com has them at No. 13. (Fayetteville Observer)

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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