UNC Football Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.

Football Recruiting Spotlight: Keeshawn Silver

Rocky Mount senior and UNC Football commit is the winner of our very first WITN Sports Spotlight award. “It’s a blessing for real to be the first,” Silver said Tuesday afternoon. Silver is rated as a five-star defensive end who will be graduating from Rocky Mount High School after the fall semester and enrolling early at UNC in early January. (WITN)

5-star DE Keeshawn Silver to enroll early at UNC

was a 4-star football recruit when he committed to UNC in March. He's now added a fifth star and ranks among the top 25 players in the 2021 class. Silver later announced he’d be walking on for the UNC basketball team. Then came Silver’s announcement Monday that he’ll forego his senior season at Rocky Mount High School and enroll early at UNC. (Keeping It Heel)

Ranking North Carolina’s top football recruits for 2021: Nos. 1-10

No. 1: UNC defensive end commit is an athlete in the mold of . He’s a long, lean athlete who is physically strong enough to make plays at the point of attack, but is also fast enough to chase down runners in pursuit. His length allows him to disrupt passing lanes and he usually greets ball carriers with a bit of a nasty attitude. (Shelby Star)

UNC cracks Top 10 for 2022 four-star linebacker Jalon Walker

While the Tar Heels continue to work on that 2021 class, they received some good news about a 2022 prospect on Friday. Four-star outside linebacker Jalon Walker provided an update to his recruitment and cut his list down to 10 schools. Among the 10 were the Tar Heels, who made the cut. The Salisbury, North Carolina native is ranked No. 41 overall. (Keeping It Heel)

Ranking North Carolina’s top football recruits for 2021: Nos. 11-20

Here are Nos. 11-20 in the countdown of North Carolina's top in-state football recruits: No. 12 - UNC linebacker commit uses his speed and super instincts to make plays from sideline-to-sideline. He flies to the football, seems to enjoy contact, and has great mechanics as a tackler. As a result of the latter, he tends to force a lot of fumbles. (Gaston Gazette)

Ranking North Carolina’s top football recruits for 2021: Nos. 21-30

This year’s rankings include an in-depth look at each prospect, stats and honors, where their recruitment stands, and more. No. 21: - The starting quarterback at 4-A power Richmond since his freshman season, the UNC commit has amassed 6,305 yards and 59 touchdowns passing and 1,899 yards and 27 touchdowns rushing over three years. (Gaston Gazette)

Video: Interview with 4-star UNC WR commit Gavin Blackwell

This week's edition of The Scoop Podcast with Don Callahan and Ross Martin features an interview with class of 2021 four-star wide receiver and North Carolina football commit . Read More...

UNC football commit Keeshawn Silver now a 5-star recruit

UNC Football defensive line commit is now a 247Sports Composite five-star recruit. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive end moved up in the rankings after moved him into the Rivals250. When that update was added to his 247Sports profile, Silver moved up to the No. 25-ranked player nationally and became a 5-star recruit. (Inside Carolina)

2022 four-star tight end Benji Gosnell cuts list to 3, includes UNC

Benji Gosnell is currently a member of the Class of 2022 and a big target for UNC football. With a need at tight end for the future, and his staff are hoping to land the four-star recruit and add him to their offense. Although he has some time to make a final decision on his commitment, the four-star tight end wasted no time narrowing his list down. (Keeping It Heel)

Four-Star UNC Commit Power Echols Named to SI-All American Honorable Mention Off-Ball Linebacker

is more than an athlete. The Charlotte native is equally a champion in his community, reflecting his on-field success. The Vance High Linebacker is a 6-foot-2, 220 pounds rising senior. Last season he recorded 156 tackles, 14 sacks, and seven forced fumbles. Echols is currently ranked No. 8 in his position and No. 10 in North Carolina. (All Tar Heels)
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Top Football Recruits
Keeshawn Silver2021 DE
Gavin Blackwell2021 WR
DeAndre Boykins2021 ATH
RaRa Dillworth2021 OLB
Power Echols2021 LB
Kamarro Edmonds2021 RB
Drake Maye2021 QB
Dontavius Nash2021 ATH
Jahvaree Ritzie2021 DE
Gabe Stephens2021 S
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ACC Football Standings
(1) Clemson1-02-0
(7) Notre Dame1-02-0
(11) North Carolina1-01-0
(12) Miami1-02-0
(21) Pittsburgh1-02-0
Boston College1-01-0
NC State1-01-0
Georgia Tech1-01-1
(20) Virginia Tech0-00-0
(24) Louisville0-11-1
Florida State0-10-1
Wake Forest0-20-2

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