UNC Football Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.

J.J. Jones Excited His UNC Time Has Finally Arrived

is excited his time to formally begin his North Carolina football career has arrived. The 3-star wide receiver from Myrtle Beach, SC, has wanted this for a long time, and now it’s here. He will be among 12 members of UNC’s recruiting class of 2021 enrolling this weekend. Jones is rated the No. 3 overall prospect in the state of South Carolina. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Drake Maye, Gavin Blackwell earn Co-MVP honors at 7-on-7 football event

Both and Gavin Blackwell were named the Co-MVP’s of the Inaugural Pylon All American Game in Dallas. The duo stood out on the same team and took home the honors as they performed well. The duo could be the combo that Tar Heels fans will cheer on similar to what we have seen in Sam Howell and and . (Keeping It Heel)

Video: THI Podcast - Discussing Running Back Ty Chandler & The Transfer Portal

Director of Football Recruiting Deana King and Andrew Jones of Tar Heel Illustrated discuss former Tennessee running back Ty Chandler’s commitment to transfer to North Carolina and they look at the transfer portal in general and what else UNC might be looking for. Read More...

Drake Maye, Keeshawn Silver Named to SI99

SI All-American today unveiled its Postseason SI99 -- the 99 high school football seniors from across the nation that rank as the top college football players in the years to come. Two members of North Carolina’s 2021 signing class made the list, both ranking among the top 35 prospects in the class: Quarterback and defensive end . (All Tar Heels)

Jay Bateman on Dontavius Nash: 'Safety Body with Corner Skills'

" was the first kid to commit to our class. He got the thing rolling," UNC defensive coordinator Jay Bateman said. "When he committed, it was a big big deal for us; he was one of the highest-rated kids in North Carolina and a kid that grew up a Tar Heel fan. When you get a kid like him committed, it kind of raises everyone else’s eyebrows." (Inside Carolina)

Get To Know UNC RB Transfer Ty Chandler

UNC running back transfer Ty Chandler is "kinda a quiet guy. I think he has gotten more comfortable in his own skin in speaking up as he has gotten older. Is he going to be this veteran leader who takes over the locker room? I wouldn’t expect that. I do think he is going to be a steady presence who should be a pretty seamless fit in almost any locker room." (Inside Carolina)

Jay Bateman Impressed With Physicality of DB DeAndre Boykins

UNC defensive coordinator Jay Bateman on 2021 football signee : "He is a super talented kid. When we started recruiting him, we really had to ask him, 'What position do you want to play?' He had as many offers to play running back as he had to play defensive back. He was pretty clear he wanted to play defense, which I was excited about." (Inside Carolina)

UNC's Stacy Searels Believes OL Diego Pounds Has the Total Package

Here is North Carolina offensive line coach Stacy Searles on 2021 offensive tackle signee . “Diego better be pounding folks — that’s why we got him," Searles said. "Here is a kid that was highly recruited, had a lot of opportunities to go other places, and he was one of the last kids who committed to us. He’s a kid I knew had tremendous upside." (Inside Carolina)

Video: The Scoop Podcast - Expectations for 2021 UNC Football Signees, Coach Glover Interview

Don Callahan and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina bring on Coach Deon Glover to discuss Hampton Roads (Va.) area recruiting, North Carolina's 2022 football commitments, , and UNC football. The podcast also goes into expectations for the 2021 early enrollees at UNC. Read More...

Tar Heels Land Tennessee RB Transfer Ty Chandler

Running Back Ty Chandler is transferring from Tennessee to North Carolina. A graduate transfer, Chandler will join the UNC program for the spring semester and have one year of eligibility. Chandler posted 3,291 all-purpose yards in 46 games, which ranks fifth all-time at Tennessee. He tallied 2,046 rushing yards, 465 receiving yards, and 780 yards in kickoff returns. (GoHeels.com)
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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
(5) Notre Dame9-010-2
(3) Clemson8-110-2
(22) Miami7-28-3
(18) North Carolina7-38-4
NC State7-38-4
Boston College5-56-5
Virginia Tech5-55-6
Wake Forest3-44-5
Georgia Tech3-63-7
Florida State2-63-6

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