UNC Football Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Recruiting.

Podcast: Visiting UNC's 2020 Football Recruiting Targets in Charlotte & Greensboro

Following his trips to Charlotte and Greensboro to check out North Carolina football recruiting targets, Inside Carolina recruiting analyst Don Callahan joined host Ross Martin for insight on some of the Tar Heels' most important in-state recruits. The podcast starts with Charlotte where Callahan checked in on 2020 four-star linebacker Trent Simpson. (Inside Carolina)

Reaction following Malik Hornsby's commitment to North Carolina

Four-star quarterback , one of the top dual-threats in the 2020 class, committed to North Carolina on Wednesday night becoming the program's highest-ranked prospect for next year's cycle. Hornsby, a Texas native, is the No. 136 overall prospect and No. 5 dual-threat signal caller in the class, per the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)

Can North Carolina or NC State land Desmond Evans?

Desmond Evans recently released his top 10, and there were not many surprises on the list as the four-star defensive end and No. 1 prospect in the state of North Carolina works through his recruitment. UNC, South Carolina, Ohio State, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, NC State, Florida, Clemson and Duke made the cut for the Sanford (N.C.) Lee County standout. (

Podcast: UNC Football Recruiting - Malik Hornsby Commitment, Des Evans, and More

Don Callahan and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina discuss 4-star QB 's commitment to North Carolina and what it means for the Tar Heels. They then dive into UNC defensive end target Desmond Evans's recruitment, South Carolina’s recruiting in the Tar Heel state, and what the recruiting calendar looks like for the rest of the spring and summer. (Spreaker)

UNC's Mack Brown lands quarterback with striking similarities to Vince Young

has recruited another quarterback out of Houston and he has some striking similarities to Vince Young. (2020) committed to play for Brown on Wednesday and it's easy to see what the Tar Heels coach and former Texas coach likes about the quarterback. Hornsby is not as highly rated as Young was but it's hard to deny the parallels. (Sporting News)

Four-Star QB Malik Hornsby Commits to UNC

Four-star wideouts and now have a four-star signal caller alongside them on North Carolina's 2020 commitment list. Top247 quarterback committed to the Tar Heels on Wednesday. Hornsby, a 6-foot-2, 175-pounder from Missouri City, Texas, selected UNC over Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Houston, Oregon, SMU, and Texas A&M. (Inside Carolina)

Elite quarterback recruit Malik Hornsby anchors one of the nation's fastest 4x100 relay teams

Football is king in Texas, but lately, track and field has caught the attention of most in the state. A dynamic dual-threat quarterback and multi-sport standout is in the middle of the track attention. Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, Texas) junior will try to help his track team's 4x100-meter relay team not only win a state crown, but also set a national record. (MaxPreps)

Mack Brown, UNC making recruiting in the Triad a priority

isn’t diplomatic about the need to recruit every state in the region. UNC’s success starts here and doesn’t extend far, with a footprint he defined as “just below Atlanta to D.C.” and occasionally dipping into south Florida or going north to New Jersey. "The high school coaches are very important to us and the best players in the state staying in this state." (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Football Recruiting at Different Level Under Mack Brown

Highly-recruited offensive tackle chose the Tar Heels in March over an offer list that included Auburn, Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Nebraska, Virginia and West Virginia among others. He is one of 12 already in the fold for and his staff, a class the industry-generated 247Sports Composite currently ranks No. 9 nationally. (247 Sports)

Charlotte 3-star ATH Cedric Gray commits to UNC

opted not to sit long on his first Power 5 offer. The Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell High athlete announced his commitment to North Carolina on Wednesday, joining UNC's 2020 class. Gray visited North Carolina in March and returned to Chapel Hill for UNC's Spring Game in April where the Tar Heel staff offered him a scholarship. (Inside Carolina)

3-Star Tight End John Copenhaver Becomes UNC's Third Commitment in 4 Days

got a commitment from in his Easter basket. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound tight end pledged to North Carolina on Sunday. Copenhaver, a Roswell (Ga.) High product, is the third recruit to commit to UNC in four days. Fellow tight end announced his commitment on Thursday, while receiver did the same Friday. (Inside Carolina)

Offensive Lineman Malik McGowan Already Becoming A Part Of UNC Program

One major factor in ’s decision to commit to UNC was his relationship with the coaches, who attracted the talented 3-star in-state lineman to Chapel Hill because of their emphasis on things other than football. And now that he’s been a part of the family for some time, McGowan’s relationship with the staff has gone to another level. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
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