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Coaches coming to Clemmons to recruit West Forsyth's K.J. Henry

It’s been a whirlwind week with college football coaches coming to West Forsyth to deliver their pitch to K.J. Henry. Henry, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior defensive end for the Titans, is being heavily recruited by major powers. Dabo Swinney of the national champion Clemson Tigers visited Clemmons on Wednesday, Larry Fedora of North Carolina visited Henry on Thursday. (Winston-Salem Journal)

‘Two final possibilities’ for ex-LSU QB Brandon Harris’ next home

Brandon Harris confirmed via Twitter over the weekend that he would be transferring from LSU. It was obvious that he had been considering such a decision, because in the hours after he announced his departure, the quarterback already had “two final possibilities” for where he will transfer. Harris acknowledged that North Carolina is one of the schools that have contacted him. (NBC Sports)

Five-star RB Zamir White to visit UNC

According to a CarolinaBlue source, 247Sports Composite five-star running back Zamir White (Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County) will be at UNC this weekend for an unofficial visit. He is part of a small group of Tar Heels targets who are visiting on Saturday. The visit will include Saturday's basketball game between No. 10 North Carolina and No. 14 Virginia in the Dean Dome. (Carolina Blue)

Report: ‘Mutual interest’ between UNC, former LSU QB Brandon Harris

Former 4-star recruit Brandon Harris announced Monday that he is transferring from LSU, and a possible landing spot has already emerged for the former Tigers quarterback. 247Sports’ Brandon Crawford reported Monday that Harris and North Carolina have “mutual interest”. UNC starting QB Mitch Trubisky declared for the NFL Draft after a great junior season. (SEC Country)

Instant impact UNC football recruit: Michael Carter, RB

Recruit: Michael Carter, No. 34 running back; Stars: Four; The Navarre, Florida native was another great addition out of the Sunshine State for Larry Fedora and Co. To be sure, Carter has talent. At 5-foot-10 and 193 pounds, he plays bigger than his frame suggests, and he has the elusiveness to draw some comparisons to T.J. Logan in the North Carolina backfield. (ESPN.com)

Stanton Truitt calls move to North Carolina after leaving Auburn a ‘no-brainer’

In moving on from Auburn, Stanton Truitt, at least in his own mind, really didn’t have much of a decision to make on a new landing spot. Over the weekend, Truitt revealed that he will be continuing his collegiate playing career at North Carolina. (NBC Sports)

UNC's 2017 offensive line haul lays groundwork

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday that a big focus for the 2017 class was landing the guys up front. "Going into it we thought our biggest need was offensive line and defensive backs." Jonah Melton, Billy Ross, Brian Anderson, Jordan Tucker, and Marcus McKethan provide a wealth of talent and a huge amount of upside if developed properly. (Carolina Blue)

'Humbling' opportunity awaits kicker Cooper Graham at UNC

Kicking can often be a game of inches and Cooper Graham cut it close. But in the end, the Roberson senior got the opportunity he wanted at the school he desired. Graham is a top-10 kicker in some national recruiting rankings, so it’s a coup to the University of North Carolina football program that he is willing to come on board as a preferred walk-on. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Billy Ross fulfills dream by signing with Tar Heels

The University of North Carolina football program made the offensive line a recruiting priority for 2017. Coach Larry Fedora and his staff filled their needs Wednesday when the Tar Heels signed five offensive linemen to letters of intent. One big catch was Billy Ross, a 6-foot-6, 310-pounder from Huntington High. Ross made things official during a signing ceremony Wednesday. (Huntington Herald-Dispatch)

How does UNC's 2017 football recruiting class stack up?

How does UNC's 2017 class compare to previous classes under Larry Fedora? Fedora has now had six signing classes at North Carolina. His first was put together in weeks after he arrived in January of 2012. Fedora's first full class was in 2013. Let's look at how they stack up. Rankings are from the 247Sports Composite and numbers are based on recruits who signed with UNC, not necessarily enrolled. (CBS Sports)

Instant Impact - Who will play a role for UNC Football in 2017?

A few freshman during the 2016 season made an impact in their first year on campus. Safety Myles Dorn, cornerback Patrice Rene, defensive end Tomon Fox, Dominique Ross, Jonathan Smith, and Marlon Dunlap all played significant snaps last season. Which 2017 signees could have a similar impact? The easy answer is the two running backs: Michael Carter and Antwuan Branch. (CBS Sports)

UNC Looks to Fill Needs with 2017 Recruiting Class

Larry Fedora said two position groups drew the most attention from the coaching staff during this recruiting cycle. “We felt like our biggest need was going to be the offensive line and our defensive backs,” Fedora said. “And that was where we really wanted to spend some time.” UNC ended up signing five offensive lineman and several players to man the defensive backfield. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC Football Signing Day Grades

5. North Carolina – B+: Keeping the top talent in North Carolina from leaving the state has been a goal for Larry Fedora, and his staff deserves credit for capitalizing this cycle. Offensive lineman Jonah Melton (Mebane), defensive end Jake Lawler (Charlotte) and defensive tackle Xach Gill (Wake Forest) were all high-profile recruits who stayed in-state to play for the Tar Heels. (ACC Sports Journal)

No drama, just seersucker for Kayne Roberts on signing day

The calls came in 30-minute intervals on Tuesday night. Larry Fedora launched the dialogue at 8 p.m. Gene Chizik followed, and then John Papuchis. The calls from members of North Carolina’s football staff to Greenback School’s Kayne Roberts didn’t happen out of fear. There was no drama at the end of this running back/linebacker's recruitment. But there was seersucker. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Kicker Cooper Graham Commits to UNC

North Carolina will welcome two placekickers to the class of 2017 after Cooper Graham announced late Tuesday night he will attend UNC and kick for the Tar Heels. Graham, 5-10, 180 pounds, is originally from Asheville, NC, but spent his senior season kicking at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. Noah Ruggles committed a few days ago, and now Graham makes it two kickers for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
C.J. Cotman2017 ATH
Xach Gill2017 DT
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tre' Shaw2017 CB
Brian Anderson2017 OG
Antwuan Branch2017 RB
Michael Carter2017 RB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Beau Corrales2017 WR

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