The latest players to commit to the Tar Heels are Miller Snyder, a 6-2, 180-pound kicker and punter from Myers Park High in Charlotte, and Sylvester Williams, a 6-3, 320-pound defensive tackle from Jefferson City, Mo., and Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. Williams signed a national letter of intent yesterday, during the junior-college signing period, and plans to enroll at North Carolina in January and go through spring practice. He has played organized football for only three seasons.
UNC adds kicker, defender
The Winston-Salem Journal
Before North Carolina's preseason training camp began, the coaching staff sat down with Quinton Coples and told the junior they wanted him to be more of a factor on the defensive line.
But after the investigations into agents and academics along with injuries decimated the defensive line, it turned out the Tar Heels needed Coples to step up to be a leader this season.
Coples ready for bowl game after season of adjustments
The Durham Herald-Sun
North Carolina landed its first official prospect for its football recruiting Class of 2011 Thursday, when junior college defensive tackle Sylvester Williams signed a national letter-of-intent to play for the Tar Heels.
UNC football lands first recruits for 2011
The Fayetteville Observer
Sylvester Williams, a 6-foot-3, 320-pound defensive tackle from Coffeyville (Kan.) Junior College has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend North Carolina.
Tar Heels sign defensive tackle from junior college
The Burlington Times-News
Gerald Williams tried not to allow the frustration to bother him.
As part of a Tennessee defense that had just 10 sacks through eight games, the senior defensive end saw his patience pay off in November.
Hard work, confidence led to more sacks for Vols
The Knoxville News-Sentinel
For Coach Derek Dooley, a bowl game means an opportunity to put his Tennessee Volunteers through another training camp this season.
Dooley gave his players more than a two-week break from practice to give their bodies a chance to heal from the grind of the regular season. He started putting the Vols through a sort of mini-camp Thursday, drilling young players on fundamentals and conditioning them to face North Carolina in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30.
Bowl gives Vols a chance to get better
The Associated Press