UNC Football Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.

Malik Hornsby Wants to be Mack Brown's Next Title-Winning QB

A few days after ’s official visit, the Houston-area quarterback committed to the Tar Heels. He instantly became the crown jewel of what is currently a top 10 class. Hornsby, who ranks as the No. 83 recruit in the Top247, picked UNC over Texas A&M, Florida State and Alabama. “The reason why I chose UNC is really ,” Hornsby said. (247 Sports)

Dual Threat Quarterback Jacolby Criswell Commits to UNC

committed to North Carolina on Monday afternoon. The commitment gives Carolina two quarterbacks for its 2020 football recruiting class. Criswell, a 6-foot, 218-pounder from Morrilton (Ark.) High, selected UNC over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Miami, Mississippi State, NC State, Oklahoma State, and Ole Miss. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Riding with Recruits - Drake Maye

Myers Park High quarterback Drake Maye makes his words count. Ask him about his team’s chances this winter to win the first N.C. 4AA state football championship in school history and Maye says flatly that it’s going to happen. Ask him if he’s 1going to play football at UNC, and Maye says this: “Carolina is there with everyone else. I just want to enjoy the process.” (Charlotte Observer)

UNC Football Recruiting: Clint & Tim Brewster, the Crystal Ball, and reading tea leaves

Clint Brewster is a recruiting analyst for 247Sports. His father, Tim, is assistant head coach and tight ends coach at the University of North Carolina. So, the question then becomes: How much should we be reading into Clint Brewster’s Crystal Ball projections? Clint’s picks to North Carolina are fascinating, if not drool-worthy. (Tar Heel Blog)

Podcast: Visiting UNC's 2020 Football Recruiting Targets in Charlotte & Greensboro

Following his trips to Charlotte and Greensboro to check out North Carolina football recruiting targets, Inside Carolina recruiting analyst Don Callahan joined host Ross Martin for insight on some of the Tar Heels' most important in-state recruits. The podcast starts with Charlotte where Callahan checked in on 2020 four-star linebacker Trent Simpson. (Inside Carolina)

Reaction following Malik Hornsby's commitment to North Carolina

Four-star quarterback , one of the top dual-threats in the 2020 class, committed to North Carolina on Wednesday night becoming the program's highest-ranked prospect for next year's cycle. Hornsby, a Texas native, is the No. 136 overall prospect and No. 5 dual-threat signal caller in the class, per the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)

Can North Carolina or NC State land Desmond Evans?

Desmond Evans recently released his top 10, and there were not many surprises on the list as the four-star defensive end and No. 1 prospect in the state of North Carolina works through his recruitment. UNC, South Carolina, Ohio State, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, NC State, Florida, Clemson and Duke made the cut for the Sanford (N.C.) Lee County standout. (

Podcast: UNC Football Recruiting - Malik Hornsby Commitment, Des Evans, and More

Don Callahan and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina discuss 4-star QB 's commitment to North Carolina and what it means for the Tar Heels. They then dive into UNC defensive end target Desmond Evans's recruitment, South Carolina’s recruiting in the Tar Heel state, and what the recruiting calendar looks like for the rest of the spring and summer. (Spreaker)

UNC's Mack Brown lands quarterback with striking similarities to Vince Young

has recruited another quarterback out of Houston and he has some striking similarities to Vince Young. (2020) committed to play for Brown on Wednesday and it's easy to see what the Tar Heels coach and former Texas coach likes about the quarterback. Hornsby is not as highly rated as Young was but it's hard to deny the parallels. (Sporting News)

Four-Star QB Malik Hornsby Commits to UNC

Four-star wideouts and now have a four-star signal caller alongside them on North Carolina's 2020 commitment list. Top247 quarterback committed to the Tar Heels on Wednesday. Hornsby, a 6-foot-2, 175-pounder from Missouri City, Texas, selected UNC over Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Houston, Oregon, SMU, and Texas A&M. (Inside Carolina)

Elite quarterback recruit Malik Hornsby anchors one of the nation's fastest 4x100 relay teams

Football is king in Texas, but lately, track and field has caught the attention of most in the state. A dynamic dual-threat quarterback and multi-sport standout is in the middle of the track attention. Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, Texas) junior will try to help his track team's 4x100-meter relay team not only win a state crown, but also set a national record. (MaxPreps)

Mack Brown, UNC making recruiting in the Triad a priority

isn’t diplomatic about the need to recruit every state in the region. UNC’s success starts here and doesn’t extend far, with a footprint he defined as “just below Atlanta to D.C.” and occasionally dipping into south Florida or going north to New Jersey. "The high school coaches are very important to us and the best players in the state staying in this state." (Greensboro News & Record)
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