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Uncommitted four-star 2018 QB Tyler Shough announced that he has committed to North Carolina.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound Shough is Scout's No. 16 quarterback and No. 183 player overall in the 2018 recruiting class. Stock rapidly rising, Shough was recently picked to compete in the Elite 11 finals later this month. The Tar Heels are thrilled. The departure of Mitch Trubisky led to the signing of LSU grad transfer Brandon Harris. HC Larry Fedora will need to find a new starting quarterback once again in 2018, and that's where Shough might come in.
Jun 19 - 3:05 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 QB Tyler Shough received an invitation to The Opening.

Shough impressed at the Elite 11 finals over the weekend to earn one of the 12 slots at The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon, later this month. The 6-foot-5, 195-pounder is deciding between South Carolina, North Carolina, Michigan, Cal and Indiana and indicated that he could make a commitment as early as June 10 (this coming Saturday). Rivals ranks Shough as the No. 192 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle. Scout.com's Greg Biggins thinks one of his sharpest attributes comes in the "functional intelligence" department, as he is sharp as a dime when it comes to reading defenses on the fly.
Jun 6 - 6:45 PM

ESPN's David M. Hale believes that North Carolina redshirt junior DE Malik Carney " could develop into a steadying force" in 2017.

"On a line that finally has some respectable talent, Carney stands out as the best mix of experience and upside," Hale writes. After recording 12 tackles in three games as a redshirt freshman in 2015, the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder saw a far more significant role this past season, when he registered 47 tackles (8.5 for loss), 5.5 sacks and two fumbles forced while making 10 starts.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 4 - 2:48 PM

UNC freshman RB Michael Carter is likely in line for early playing time.

Jordon Brown is the only returning Tar Heels RB who logged a carry in 2016 after UNC lost Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan to the NFL. After enrolling early, Carter has a big head start on Antwuan Branch, who'll enroll this summer.
May 29 - 2:28 PM

North Carolina awarded HC Larry Fedora a contract extension through the 2022 season.

"Under his leadership, our student-athletes are succeeding in the classroom, contributing positively to our community – and competing for championships," said AD Bubba Cunningham in a statement. Fedora's new deal will pay him $2.29 million for the coming season. He is set to make $3 million in each of the final three years of his extension. Fedora has guided the Tar Heels to a 40-25 overall record during his five years at the helm of the ship.
May 25 - 6:47 PM

North Carolina confirmed that senior QB Brandon Harris has signed a scholarship agreement and will join the football team this summer.

In late March, Harris announced his intention to transfer from LSU to UNC as a graduate. Now, his new school has made it official. LSU's starting quarterback in 2015, Harris was benched for Danny Etling after Week 2 of last season. He now joins the fray of signal-callers -- along with Logan Byrd, Nathan Elliott and Chaz Surratt -- hoping to replace one-year starter Mitch Trubisky. Harris is the heavy favorite to start Week 1 for the Tar Heels this fall.
May 12 - 12:45 PM

George Whitfield, the private quarterback coach for North Carolina senior QB Brandon Harris, indicated that he could have an ascension similar to that of now-former Tar Heel QB Mitchell Trubisky.

"Trubisky had 12 games and he’s sitting at the same table as Deshaun Watson," Whitfield said at the beginning of April. Harris transferred over to North Carolina from LSU at the end of March after slogging through a woefully inconsistent career, one which saw him benched due to ineffectiveness in September of the past season. Despite showing plenty of flashes during his time with the Tigers, Harris was never able to put it all together for any real stretch of time, certainly not one that would hint toward an NFL quarterbacking future. At least some of this can be blamed on LSU's blink-and-it's-still-not-moving offense. Whitfield sees a better on-field fit for Harris at UNC.
May 6 - 1:51 PM

Former USC redshirt senior DT Khaliel Rodgers transferred to UNC as a graduate.

The Tar Heels fended off a host of Power 5 schools to land Rodgers, most notably Iowa State, to whom Rodgers initially pledged in January. Rodgers, a four-star prospect coming out of the prep ranks, shifted to defensive line for the Trojans last year after starting six games at center and four at guard earlier in his career. UNC offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic led Rodgers' recruitment, so the 6-foot-3, 315-pounder is very probably moving back to offense for the Heels.
Source: Scout.com
May 5 - 3:37 PM

Colts signed North Carolina WR Bug Howard.

Howard (6’4/221) arrived at UNC as a decorated high school recruit, only to labor through his first three seasons before breaking out for a 53-827-8 (15.6 YPR) senior-year receiving line with Mitch Trubisky at quarterback. Howard was the Heels’ primary perimeter weapon with Ryan Switzer vacuuming targets in the slot. Howard is powerfully built with long arms (33 1/8") and huge hands (10 3/8"). He managed a 4.58 forty at the Combine, but excelled in the vertical (37 ½") and three-cone drill (6.95). Not a separation receiver, Howard will have to earn his NFL keep as a contested-catch winner and possession target.
May 3 - 1:29 PM

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco assigned the Bears a "D" grade for their draft.

Prisco is one of a slew of draft analysts who frowned upon the Bears' trade-up from No. 3 to No. 2 with the 49ers in order to select UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky. Wrote the analyst, "They could have stayed in their third spot and landed him, but gave up too much to move up a spot. If he's a star, they will be laughing at all us. But why give Mike Glennon that contract if this was what you planned to do?" In a slightly more positive note, Prisco did like the team's selection of Ashland TE Adam Shaheen in the second round.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 30 - 2:15 PM

Raiders selected North Carolina RB Elijah Hood with the No. 242 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hood (6’0/232) turned pro as a junior after starting for two years in Chapel Hill, logging a career 430-2,580-29 (6.0 YPC) rushing line with 40 receptions. He ran 4.63/4.64 at the Tar Heels’ Pro Day and is a below-par overall athlete. A straight-line grinder back who lacks elusiveness and long speed, Hood’s NFL ceiling is likely as a short-yardage specialist or late-game clock killer.
Apr 29 - 6:24 PM

Cardinals selected UNC RB T.J. Logan with the No. 179 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Logan (5’9/196) was a committee back and special teams ace all four years at UNC, tallying a career 398/2,165/19 (5.4 YPC) rushing line with 76 receptions and a 27.2-yard kickoff return average with five returned to the house. PFF College charted Logan with only one dropped pass over his final three seasons. Logan confirmed his long speed in Indy with a 4.37 forty, although the rest of his workouts were sub-par. A change-up back with return value, Logan projects as a low-ceiling niche player, albeit a useful one.
Apr 29 - 3:41 PM

Cowboys selected UNC WR Ryan Switzer with the No. 133 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Switzer (5’9/181) was a three-year starting wideout and four-year return specialist, posting a career 243-2,903-19 (11.9 YPR) receiving line and seven(!!!) punt return touchdowns. An exciting all-purpose college player, Switzer disappointed in Indy with 4.51 speed and 22nd-percentile athleticism. Switzer is sure handed and offers plus versatility, but his chances of making an NFL impact on offense are fairly low. He’s a slot-only prospect in the Michael Campanaro mold.
Apr 29 - 1:33 PM

Eagles selected North Carolina WR Mack Hollins with the No. 118 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hollins (6’4/221) originally walked on at UNC and earned special teams captain as a true freshman before blossoming into a two-plus-year starter and registering a career 81/1,667/20 (20.6 YPR) receiving line. Hollins’ final season was cut short by a broken collarbone last October. Hollins helped himself in Indy, measuring in with predictably long arms (33 ¼") and running 4.53. A former basketball and lacrosse player, Hollins will be a 24-year-old rookie. Hollins has drawn generous comparisons to Martavis Bryant. More likely, he is another Andre Holmes.
Apr 29 - 12:50 PM

Seahawks selected North Carolina DT Nazair Jones with the No. 102 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Jones (6’5/304) declared for the draft as a redshirt junior after making 21 starts at UNC, tallying 21 career tackles for loss, five sacks, and 12 pass breakups. He only earned third-team All-ACC in 2016. Jones was charted with more run stops than QB pressures as a Tar Heel by PFF College, and lacks NFL pass-rush tools. A sub-par athlete with 5.11 speed and a 24 ½-inch vertical, Jones was routinely pulled off the field in passing situations by UNC’s defensive staff. Still a long-armed (34 5/8"), high-motor defender capable of plugging the run, Jones projects as an early-down rotational lineman.
Apr 28 - 11:30 PM


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