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Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.

UNC Football Recruit Review: Power Echols

is one of the most interesting recruits in UNC’s 2021 class. He is the highest-rated inside linebacker in North Carolina and his talent is obvious when you watch his film. However, much of his value comes in the intangibles he brings. As a junior, he led Zebulon B. Vance to a 4AA State title. The first thing that jumps out at you is Echols’ speed. (All Tar Heels)

DE George Wilson On UNC

4-star DE George Wilson: "North Carolina is closer to home. I know one of their coaches, coach Dre Bly, is from the 757. They have some really good coaches.They're recruiting me at outside linebacker. I went to North Carolina October 26th for the Duke game. The atmosphere down there was crazy. It was a rivalry game so it was crazy and I loved the energy." (Rivals.com)

UNC Football Recruit Review: Keeshawn Silver

UNC's 2020 football recruiting class had standouts such as and , and the 2021 class currently is being led by four-star defensive end . Silver, from Rocky Mount, has been a player climbing ranking boards. He has been one of the most adamant recruiters for the Tar Heels since committing in early March. (All Tar Heels)

UNC Football Navigating Virtual Recruiting

North Carolina football coaches have had to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of visiting schools for recruiting evaluations, the staff calls high school coaches for information. Recruits and their parents also have been more available for conversations. Even though there are no in-person visits, phone and video calls have become the norm. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football Up-and-Comers - Jacolby Criswell

Former UNC receiver and Inside Carolina football analyst spotlights UNC players who will make a run at the depth chart this fall. True freshman looks to put himself in position to be QB2, behind . Hear what the staff likes about Criswell and how they are preparing him before the season opener. Read More...

4-star DE George Wilson discusses UNC, top-4 list

The lack of in-person visits means lots of virtual trips for four-star defensive end George Wilson. The Virginia Beach standout trimmed his list on Monday to four schools – North Carolina, Penn State, Arizona State, and South Carolina. North Carolina's inclusion on the list shows the strength of the Tar Heels’ recruiting efforts, especially in the Tidewater area. (247 Sports)

Ja'Qurious Conley still preparing for UNC amid COVID-19

Former Northside High School football standout said “it’s really hard to say” if there will be a college football season this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I really hope so,” he said. With that mindset, Conley is doing what he can to prepare for his freshman season at North Carolina. “I’ve just been making sure I’m doing what I can do,” he said. (Jacksonville Daily News)

Football Recruit Review: Josh Downs

Four-star recruit from North Gwinnett, GA is not only a great football player, but also a perfect fit for the North Carolina offense. Despite a small frame of 5’10” and 165 pounds, Downs proved to be one of the most electrifying athletes in the country. As a junior in high school he ran a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash and jumped 42 inches in the vertical. (All Tar Heels)

No. 1 CB Tony Grimes lists UNC among top 4 schools

5-star cornerback announced a top-4 of North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio State, and Texas A&M on Sunday: "UNC has a great staff. Coach is the only college coach right now in the Hall of Fame. He knows how to win. (cornerbacks) coach Dre Bly played at a high level in college and the NFL. They have a top 10 business school as well." (247 Sports)

UNC Football Recruiting Class Of 2020 Final Book: Tylee Craft

's Honors: 2019 Shrine Bowl, SCFCA 5A All-State. Career stats: He caught 59 passes for 993 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2 years. Craft says, "I decided to commit because of the family vibes and connections I made with Coach Galloway. The coaches, players, and staff welcomed me in as one of their own. I decided to commit after the offer.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)
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Top Football Recruits
RecruitClass
Gavin Blackwell2021 WR
DeAndre Boykins2021 ATH
RaRa Dillworth2021 OLB
Power Echols2021 LB
Kamarro Edmonds2021 RB
Drake Maye2021 QB
Dontavius Nash2021 ATH
Keeshawn Silver2021 DE
Gabe Stephens2021 S
Eli Sutton2021 OT
Football Recruiting Board
ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
Virginia6-39-5
Virginia Tech5-38-5
Pittsburgh4-48-5
North Carolina4-47-6
Miami4-46-7
Duke3-55-7
Georgia Tech2-63-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
Louisville5-38-5
Wake Forest4-48-5
Florida State4-46-7
Boston College4-46-7
Syracuse2-65-7
NC State1-74-8

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