UNC Football Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.

Podcast: Caleb Hood, Transfer Kicker, Impromptu UNC Junior Day

Football recruiting analyst Don Callahan and host Ross Martin of Inside Carolina break down the recent commitment of 2021 QB/ATH to UNC and the addition of graduate transfer kicker Grayson Atkins. They also discuss what Sunday's impromptu junior day means for UNC's 2021 class and the top in-state recruits for this cycle. Read More...

UNC quarterback signee Jacolby Criswell wins prestigious Landers Award

Morrilton quarterback won the prestigious Landers Award on Wednesday night. The Landers Award, honors the top high school football player in Arkansas and has often been referred to as the "Heisman of Arkansas High School Football." The winner receives a trophy, signature Jostens ring, and a $3,000 scholarship towards their school. (

Three UNC Football Signees in 2020 Rivals100 rankings

Things are trending up for the UNC football program after a seven-win season, and a victory in the 2020 Military Bowl. Three UNC football signees — , , and — made the latest Rivals100 Recruit Ranking for 2020. Downs, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound receiver from Suwanee, Georgia, is ranked 53rd in the nation. (Keeping It Heel)

Caleb Hood: "It's Home"

had a good idea where he was going to college for some time, so Sunday he let the rest world in on it, as the 3-star athlete announced he will play football at North Carolina. For Hood, who plays quarterback and defensive back, but is being recruited with the possibility he could end up at a number of skill positions, UNC is where the heart is. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Football Hosts Big Recruiting Weekend

and his coaching staff held a big football recruiting weekend, hosting players Saturday and Sunday on campus. Entering the weekend, UNC had just safety committed to the 2021 class but quarterback committed on Sunday night. With the weekend over, let’s look at the confirmed visitors who were on campus. (Keeping It Heel)

Caleb Hood: I couldn’t wait, I wanted to be a Tar Heel

Three-star quarterback had a handful of offers to choose from, most notably from ACC schools Duke and Virginia Tech, but he said the atmosphere at North Carolina was unrivaled. Choosing the Tar Heels also allows Hood to carry out a lifelong dream of playing at the same school as his father, . "I couldn’t wait, I wanted to be a Tar Heel." (Richmond County Daily Journal)

2021 ATH Caleb Hood Commits to UNC Football

committed to UNC on Sunday. Hood, a 5-foot-10, 193-pound athlete from Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond County High, is the son , who played cornerback for the Tar Heels (1998-2001). "He's a very well-rounded player," Richmond High coach Bryan Till said. "He's obviously extremely athletic, but he has this really high football IQ." (Inside Carolina)

FCS All-America Kicker Grayson Atkins To Transfer To UNC

FCS All-America placekicker Grayson Atkins is transferring from Furman to North Carolina. Atkins will graduate this spring, join the UNC program this summer, and have one year of eligibility. Atkins earned first-team All-America honors as a junior and second-team honors as a sophomore. Atkins was also named All-Southern Conference twice. (

UNC Football offers a pair of 2021 recruits

With UNC Football's 2020 recruiting class ranked in the Top 20, and his staff are now working on their 2021 class, which has one commit in 4-star athlete . UNC has made 95 offers for 2021 with 15 of those players already committed elsewhere. The two latest offers came Friday to DE Alex Okelo and CB Kyndrich Breedlove. (Keeping It Heel)

Tar Heels make the cut for 2021 five-star defensive tackle Payton Page

5-star defensive tackle Payton Page trimmed his list of teams from 11 down to 5 on Saturday and North Carolina made the cut. Joining UNC on that list are some pretty big schools. Tennessee, Oregon, Clemson and LSU are also included. Page is ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect in the 2021 football class per 247 Sports and the No. 1 player in North Carolina. (Keeping It Heel)
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