UNC Football Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.

Podcast: Deon Glover Interview, Jared Wilson Decommitment

Football recruiting analyst Don Callahan and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina discuss offensive lineman 's de-commitment from North Carolina, the Tar Heels' options now at OL, and have a wide-ranging discussion with Deon Glover, the father of UNC freshman cornerback . Read More...

UNC Basketball & Football Recruiting Recap: Week of 8/3

Offensive lineman , who previously flipped to UNC from Georgia, announced on Monday he is re-committing to Georgia. That’s probably why UNC offered Diego Pounds, the next-ranked North Carolina offensive lineman. Class of 2022 point guard will release a Top 7 on Friday. Kentucky seems confident about him, but it is early. (Tar Heel Blog)

Five football recruiting trends across the ACC

I questioned hiring , but UNC made the right call and recruiting is on an upswing only previously seen under . The Tar Heels are recruiting very well in the state and have pulled in Virginia and other surrounding areas and should continue to expand. They have long been the ACC's sleeping giant, and Mack might wake them up. (

Podcast: Dre Bly Discusses UNC Football Recruiting, How Good the Program Can Be In the Future

Former North Carolina and NFL defensive back Dre Bly recently joined the Mac Attack to discuss the Tar Heels' great recent recruiting, new players on this roster, plus how good he thinks the program can be in the next few years. Bly discusses the UNC recruiting being in the Top 5 nationally and discusses how proud he is of and the rest of the staff. (WFNZ)

UNC Offers Raleigh Offensive Lineman Diego Pounds

The Tar Heels are after a new 2021 offensive lineman in tackle Diego Pounds. Pounds, a 3-star recruit from Raleigh, plays at Millbrook High School and has received what may be one of the last offers from in UNC's 2021 class. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after announced his decommitment from North Carolina. (All Tar Heels)

Former UNC OL commit Jared Wilson flips to Georgia

On February 6, 2020, the Georgia Bulldogs lost Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth offensive lineman from the verbal commitment list. Shortly after that de-commitment, he committed to the in-state North Carolina Tar Heels. On Monday, Wilson flipped back to the Bulldogs. Calling the UNC staff was something that was hard to do, Wilson admits. (247 Sports)

UNC Football Walk-On Commit Jalen Brooks Discusses His Path, Decision

played middle linebacker at Raleigh's Cardinal Gibbons High School. But instead of moving on to West Point as originally planned, Brooks announced over the weekend he will play at UNC. Brooks is now in Chapel Hill preparing for the start of preseason camp, which kicks off Thursday. Brooks explained how he ended up at UNC and why. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Mack Brown's cleverly constructed coaching staff keys UNC football recruiting surge

When decided to re-enter the college football coaching profession, he immediately went about constructing a staff of assistants who could be part teachers and part salesmen. The latter skill has turned UNC into a recruiting force during the first two full cycles of Brown’s return to a program he first directed to prominence from 1988 to 1997. (Fayetteville Observer)

Gavin Blackwell Named SI All-American Top 10 Slot Receivers

Along with being an SI All-American candidate, four-star wide receiver is now listed as a top 10 slot receiver. The Monroe, NC native committed to North Carolina in February; at the time, he was Coach 's highest ranked recruit. Blackwell chose UNC over LSU, Ohio State, South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia Tech. (All Tar Heels)

Mack Brown Wrapping 2021 Recruiting Class, Looking Toward 2022

North Carolina's 2021 class is ranked No. 8 in the 247Sports Composite rankings. It continues to gradually drop as other schools add more commitments. In 2021, it is quality over quantity --- UNC's commitments have an average 247Sports evaluation rating of .9112. For reference, the 2020 class average player rating was .8886 and 2019 was .8623. (Inside Carolina)
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Top Football Recruits
Gavin Blackwell2021 WR
DeAndre Boykins2021 ATH
RaRa Dillworth2021 OLB
Power Echols2021 LB
Kamarro Edmonds2021 RB
Drake Maye2021 QB
Dontavius Nash2021 ATH
Jahvaree Ritzie2021 DE
Keeshawn Silver2021 DE
Gabe Stephens2021 S
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
Virginia Tech5-38-5
North Carolina4-47-6
Georgia Tech2-63-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
Wake Forest4-48-5
Florida State4-46-7
Boston College4-46-7
NC State1-74-8

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