UNC Football Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.

UNC called a ‘dark horse’ for Caleb Downs, nation’s top safety

is viewed as the top safety prospect in the Class of 2023. Downs, Hoschton, Georgia native, currently ranks as the No. 10 overall prospect in his class as well as the top player from his respective state, according to the latest 247 Sports rankings. You’re probably wondering: is the UNC football program making a push to land Downs? (Keeping It Heel)

Four-star receiver Keylen Adams visiting UNC this weekend

We already know 5-star quarterback Jadyn Davis is returning for an unofficial visit to UNC this weekend, and now he will be joined by class of 2024 4-star receiver Keylen Adams, setting up a big visit for the Tar Heels. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver is a Virginia Beach native who is ranked as the No. 12 receiver nationally and the No. 1 player in Virginia. (USA Today)

5-star quarterback Jadyn Davis to visit UNC again this weekend

Five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis is a big UNC football recruiting target, and the Tar Heels will get another shot to impress him this weekend. Davis announced he will be on North Carolina's campus again this weekend for an unofficial visit. The 6-foot, 185-pound Charlotte native is ranked No. 2 overall, the No. 1 quarterback, and No. 1 player in the state. (USA Today)

UNC football heads to transfer portal, offers defensive back Quincy Riley

Former 3-star recruit and Middle Tennessee State defensive back Quincy Riley announced Monday that he has received an offer from North Carolina while in the transfer portal. Riley entered the portal on February 16th and also has drawn interest from programs such as Mississippi State, NC State, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, and Ole Miss. (USA Today)

Video: The Scoop Podcast - Mary Rice Interview, ATL UA Camp, UNC Junior Day & Spring Practice

Football recruiting analyst Don Callahan and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina discuss UNC football recruiting targets at the Atlanta Under Armour Camp, North Carolina's upcoming junior day, its first spring practice, and an interview Mary Rice, the mother of five-star freshman offensive tackle . (View Video)

Kinston’s Nick Harvey earns Preferred Walk-on spot with UNC football

Kinston hosted a big football announcement for one of their big-time lineman Wednesday at the high school. Nick Harvey III sharing he’s earned himself a preferred walk-on spot at North Carolina. "Great feeling to be able to continue my athletic and academic career at my dream school. I’ve been wanting to be in Chapel Hill my whole life." (WITN)

Scouting report on four-star defensive end Rico Walker

Top247 edge Rico Walker has loads of college suitors -- North Carolina, Clemson, Tennessee, and Miami among them -- but the Hickory (N.C.) High football standout said he was still looking to set up spring recruiting visits. His ability and athleticism was on display during a big junior season on the gridiron, which was followed by playing basketball at Hickory. (247 Sports)

3 names to know: UNC football expands 2022 recruiting class with preferred walk-ons

The UNC Football program made some moves on the preferred walk-on front, landing commitments from a handful of new recruits who will arrive in Chapel Hill with a chance to earn scholarships down the line. Here’s a closer look at TE Jake Young, WR Kellan Hood, and Edge rusher III, who join a UNC recruiting class ranked No. 11 nationally. (Fayetteville Observer)

Scouting 4-star UNC QB commit Tad Hudson

Four-star Cornelius (N.C.) Hough quarterback and UNC football commit showed improved decision making and accuracy from his sophomore to junior season with two fewer interceptions despite 113 more attempts. The classic pocket passer shows good strength and touch on deep passes, and the football has zip when he strides into his throw. (247 Sports)

UNC QB signee Conner Harrell named High School Football America Player of the Year

After leading Thompson to back-to-back Alabama 7A state championships, is the 2021 High School Football America National Player of the Year. Harrell, who is already enrolled at UNC, finished his career completing 385-of-537 passes for 6,478 yards and 84 touchdowns with 6 interceptions. He also rushed for 701 yards (6.3 avg) and 10 TDs. (High School Football America)
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Top Football Recruits
Zach Rice2022 OT
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Marcus Allen2022 S
Beau Atkinson2022 DE
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Tychaun Chapman2022 WR
Sebastian Cheeks2022 LB
Jacolbe Cowan2022 DL
Andre Greene2022 WR
Omarion Hampton2022 RB
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(17) Pittsburgh7-111-3
Virginia Tech4-46-7
North Carolina3-56-7
Georgia Tech2-63-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(18) Wake Forest7-111-3
(22) Clemson6-210-3
(21) NC State6-29-3
Florida State4-45-7
Boston College2-66-6

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