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Bridging the Football Recruiting Gap

When spoke at the Blue Zone for his introductory press conference, UNC’s 2019 football recruiting class was ranked 62nd nationally, undoubtedly a factor in Bubba Cunningham’s decision to dismiss and lure the Hall of Fame head coach from the analyst booth. As of Wednesday, the Tar Heels’ 23-man recruiting class ranked No. 32. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Steals Four-Star LB Eugene Asante

Four-star linebacker will continue his football career at North Carolina. UNC's Coastal Division rival Virginia Tech was perceived as Asante's likely destination during the final months of his recruitment. In addition to UNC and Virginia Tech, Asante, a 6-foot-1, 212-pounder from Chantilly (Va.) Westfield, listed Florida State, Maryland, and Nebraska as finalists. (Inside Carolina)

Signed to UNC Class of 2019: Don Chapman

Defensive back committed to Colorado in July. In spite of that, he officially visited Washington State on Oct. 19. A month later, he withdrew his commitment to the Buffaloes and committed to the Cougars. When he declined to sign during the Early Signing Period, WSU voided his scholarship offer. UNC then offered, which resulted in a commitment to the Tar Heels. (Inside Carolina)

Signed to UNC Class of 2019: Ty Murray

committed to Louisville on Oct. 3. But the Cardinals' rocky 2018 season resulted in Bobby Petrino’s firing. A December official visit settled the Murray and Louisville union, but the tendering of a UNC offer the day before the Early Signing Period forced him to delay signing. While ending a January official visit to Chapel Hill, he switched his commitment to the Tar Heels. (Inside Carolina)

Signed to UNC Class of 2019: Raymond Vohasek

North Carolina was the first school to offer Raymond Vohasek. That led to a November official visit. That visit was the same weekend that was fired. That visit was sandwiched between official trips to Oregon State and Kansas. Due to a coaching change, UNC was able to bring Vohasek back on a second official visit in January. A few days later, he committed. (Inside Carolina)

Signed to UNC Class of 2019: Wisdom Asaboro

As late as December, it was uncertain whether would be a 2019 or a 2020 recruit. After deciding on ‘19, he hastily attempted to put together an official visit schedule with UNC being the first stop. Although other trips were tentatively scheduled, Virginia ended up being the only other school he officially visited. He chose the Tar Heels on National Signing Day. (Inside Carolina)

Hottest recruit you likely never heard of is here because of Steph Curry’s ex- teammate

On Wednesday, Covenant Day School’s will sign his letter of intent like many other football student-athletes across the country on National Signing Day. But few will have a story like Asaboro’s. At 6-foot-8, 285-pounds, he’s played football since August and had more than 15 scholarship offers. On Tuesday, he committed to play for North Carolina. (Charlotte Observer)

Lineman Wisdom Asaboro Commits to UNC

's high school coach announced Tuesday that Asaboro will sign a National Letter of Intent with North Carolina. Asaboro, a 6-foot-8, 280-pound, Nigerian, selected UNC over finalists Auburn, Oregon, Penn State, and Virginia. In addition to that quintet, he received scholarship offers from Duke, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football: 2019 Signing Day Primer

Since the early signing period, the UNC football staff has continued to hammer the recruiting trail. That’s led to three more commitments: Defensive back (San Diego, CA), offensive lineman (Carrolton, GA), and defensive end (Glen Ellyn, IL). That leaves UNC the ability to sign at least three more recruits Wednesday. (Tar Heel Blog)

Podcast: State of UNC Football Recruiting, Countdown to Signing Day, 2020 Commitments

The Tar Heels have narrowed their 2019 football recruiting focus to only a few uncommitted recruits in this year’s class, highlighted by four-star linebacker . Inside Carolina recruiting analyst Don Callahan reviews the remaining players on UNC's recruiting board and also discusses the two players in the 2020 class that committed to UNC last week. (Spreaker)

Four-star 2020 Linebacker Ethan West Commits to UNC

For the second straight day, North Carolina has scored a 2020 football commitment. On Saturday, , a 6-foot-4, 225-pound linebacker from Midlothian (Va.) Cosby, pledged to the Tar Heels. In addition to UNC, West received scholarship offers from Duke, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, NC State, Texas A&M, Virginia, and Virginia Tech, among others. (Inside Carolina)

In The End, Distance Didn't Matter To UNC Football Commitment Don Chapman

San Diego is 2,180 miles west of Chapel Hill, a distance that caused to think long and hard about whether or not he would indeed commit to play football at UNC. But in the end, he weighed the positives against the negatives, and it led the California native to pop for the Tar Heels. “Nobody believed I would go that far, but it’s a great program,” Chapman said. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
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