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Basketball could be key in helping Tar Heels land 2018 DE Marcellus Earlington

Marcellus Earlington, a 3-star defensive end out of Ramsey, N.J., is a bonafide football prospect, ranking among the top 500 players in the Class of 2018. He’s also a solid basketball player on the AAU circuit and, while football is the sport he’s been recruited for the most, he’s expressed an interest in playing both sports at the next level, according to Scout’s Brian Dohn. (DieHards.com)

UNC Football Recruit Weekend Scoreboard

UNC WR commit Jordyn Adams pulledin a pair of touchdowns (47 and 40 yards). He finished with a team-high 8 catches for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but his Green Hope team fell to Southern Nash, 38-28. UNC commit Dyami Brown scored three touchdowns three different ways (12-yard reception, three-yard run, and two-yard pass) leading West Mecklenburg to the win. (Inside Carolina)

UNC football commit Jordyn Adams shines late in debut with new high school

As frustrating as the first three quarters were for North Carolina wide receiver commit Jordyan Adams and the Green Hope Falcons, the fourth quarter was just as promising for Adams and his team. The senior hauled in two touchdown passes, one 47-yarder down the left sideline and a 40-yarder down the right, and finished with 8 catches for 136 yards. (Raleigh News & Observer)

West Mecklenburg’s Dyami Brown excels on the wings of versatility

Dyami Brown is a football quadruple threat. The West Mecklenburg High receiver catches and throws passes. He can play running back, too. He also lines up at defensive back. Mostly, though, the UNC commit is a spark plug. “I bring energy and my brother [running back Khafre Brown] brings the speed, so up-tempo is what we do and who we are,” Brown said. (Charlotte Post)

Top 15 Triangle-area 2018 football recruits

The Triangle is loaded with high school football talent, and the Class of 2018 is further proof that the area is a hotbed for Division I prospects. Three of the top five ranked players will keep their talents in the Triangle to attend either North Carolina or NC State. 1. Jordyn Adams, WR (Green Hope, UNC); 2. Payton Wilson, LB (Orange, UNC); 12. Javon Terry, DB (Wake Forest, UNC) (High School OT)

The Carolinas Top 50 high school football recruits: The best players from two states

3. Dax Hollifield, Shelby, LB, 6-2, 235, UNC target; 4. Payton Wilson, Hillsborough Orange, OLB, 6-4, 225, UNC commit; 5. Jordyn Adams, Cary Green Hope, WR, 6-2, 175, UNC commit; 6. Rick Sandidge, Concord, DE, 6-5, 290, UNC target; 9. Dyami Brown, West Mecklenburg, WR/ATH, 6-2, 180, UNC commit; 10. Avery Jones, Havelock, OT, 6-5, 275, UNC commit; (Charlotte Observer)

Four-Star UNC Target Dax Hollifield Shows Off Carolina Gloves

Class of 2018 linebacker Dax Hollifield has been a top North Carolina football target for over two years. Currently, Hollifield lists UNC, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Florida State, and Stanford among his top schools. On Friday Hollifield and his Shelby Golden Lions participated in a preseason scrimmage. Hollifield took a moment on the sidelines to show off his UNC gloves. (Inside Carolina)

Dax Hollifield looks to lead Shelby to fifth straight state championship

Dax Hollifield is ranked fifth nationally at his position by scout.com. He is on the watch list for the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s best high school linebacker. Hollifield said he will play college football at either Florida State, UNC, South Carolina, Stanford or Virginia Tech. But before he leaves town, Hollifield has another goal: lead Shelby to a fifth straight state championship. (Charlotte Observer)

2019 3-Star DE D'Von Ellies Thrilled With UNC Offer

On May 18, 3-star defensive tackle D'Von Ellies got some good news when UNC was the first school to extend him a scholarship offer, and to say it means a lot to him would be an understatement. "When I got the offer, I was in shock," the 6-3, 265 pounder told THI. "But this is the opportunity I've been working for, and for my first offer to be from UNC, I truly felt blessed." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Versatile defender Jalen Williams has a UNC offer, and more are likely on the way

2019 safety Jalen Williams is 6-feet tall, 195 pounds, can cover the full field and has the physicality to fight receivers off their routes. He might not have a clearly defined position as it relates to the college level, but Landon coaches say he’s a problem for offenses. Williams has only one scholarship offer, from North Carolina, earned before the Tar Heels coaching staff even saw him play live. (Washington Post)

Dax Hollifield says no decision is imminent

LB Dax Hollifield of Shelby, NC likes to rush the quarterback. However, he has no interest in rushing to a decision on his college commitment. In fact, while many highly recruited prospects around him are rushing to make a decision before the season, Hollifield is taking the opposite approach. There’s no rush for him since he has his five schools and all are willing to wait. (Shelby Star)

2019 DB Coleman Reich Commits to UNC

A 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 Hollifield

Shelby 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 7

The 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 Morrison

Trey 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)

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Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jordyn Adams2018 WR
Dyami Brown2018 ATH
Avery Jones2018 OT
Tyler Shough2018 QB
Payton Wilson2018 OLB
Chris Collins2018 DE
DeAndre Hollins2018 CB
Trey Morrison2018 CB
Bryson Richardson2018 S
Jace Ruder2018 QB

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