Beast of the Hill Preview

Inside Carolina takes a closer look at North Carolina's annual 7-on-7 tournament set for Thursday.

Twenty-four schools representing four different states -- all within its primary recruiting footprint -- will partake in the ninth edition of North Carolina's "Beast of the Hill" 7-on-7 team camp.

Just as important major UNC recruits Cameron CloudD.J. CrossenKameron DuncanDemarcus Gregory, and Tre Turner will be showcased during the event. Additionally, four recruits committed elsewhere -- Hendon Hooker (Virginia Tech), Thomas Hennigan (Appalachian State), Chris Ingram (NC State), and Myles White (ECU) -- will be participants.

Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Billy Lane
  • League: NCHSA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 1-10
  • Notable Recruits: safety Devone Jackson.

Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)

  • Head Coach: Brian Lane
  • League: SCHSL 5A
  • 2015 Record: 12-2
  • Notable Recruits: quarterback Dylon Donnahoo, wide receivers Demarcus Gregory and Jaylon Pinson, linebacker Khalid Jones, running back Quez Mayes, cornerback Aaron Watson. 
  • Note: Two teams from Byrnes will participate.

Concord First Assembly (Concord, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Craig Kean
  • League: NCISAA
  • 2015 Record: 7-5
  • Notable Recruit: wide receiver Julius Fields.

Dudley (Greensboro, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Stephen Davis
  • League: NCHSAA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 13-2
  • Notable Recruits: linebackers Patrick Connor and Nigel Peele, safety D.J. Crossen, wide receiver Nigel Fitgerald, quarterback Hendon Hooker,  cornerbacks Brion Seagraves and Myles White.

East Wake (Wendell, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: John Poulnott
  • League: NCHSAA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 7-5

Gain Recruiting

  • League: N/A
  • 2015 Record: N/A
  • Note: A 7-on-7 team of national players.

Hayfield (Alexandria, Va.)

  • Head Coach: Eric Henderson
  • League: VHSL 6A
  • 2015 Record: 7-6
  • Notable Recruit: athlete Brian Cobles.
  • Note: Coach Henderson is the father of UNC quarterback Caleb Henderson.

Hickory Ridge (Harrisburg, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Jason Seidel
  • League: NCHSAA 3A
  • 2015 Record: 7-5

High Point Christian (High Point, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Scott Bell
  • League: NCISAA
  • 2015 Record: 12-1
  • Notable Recruits: athletes Lance Boykin and Dre Davis, quarterback De'Shaun Taylor.

Hillside (Durham, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Ray Harrison
  • League: NCHSAA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 10-3
  • Notable Recruit: linebacker Aaron McCullough.

Hoggard (Wilmington, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Craig Underwood
  • League: NCHSAA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 8-5
  • Notable Recruits: wide receiver Collin Hairr, quarterback Josh Jones, tight end Patrick Morrison.

Lee County (Sanford, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Charles Arrington
  • League: NCHSAA 3A
  • 2015 Record: 8-4
  • Notable Recruits: defensive back Patrick Foushee, linebacker Keaton Forbes and Jake Thomas

Leesville Road (Raleigh, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Brad Wilson
  • League: NCHSAA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 5-7
  • Notable Recruits: linebacker Danny Blakeman, wide receiver Mike Hamilton

Mooresville (Mooresville, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Marty Paxton
  • League: NCHSAA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 8-4
  • Notable Recruits:  cornerbacks Tay Davis, Chris Ingram and Jaleel Johnson, linebacker Karstan Gooding and Ryan Spangler, running back Donshel Jetton.

Mount Tabor (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Raymond Marshall
  • League: NCHSAA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 5-6
  • Notable Recruits: running back Daquan Mason, tight end Jayland Moore.

Northern (Durham, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: R.J. Wilson
  • League: NCHSAA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 6-7
  • Notable Recruits: wide receiver Cade Barnhill, running back Jaylan Burton, linebacker Dallas Watson.

Northwest Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.)

Randleman (Randleman, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Shane Handy
  • League: NCHSAA 2A
  • 2015 Record: 5-6
  • Notable Recruits: running back Chad Norfleet.

Richmond Senior (Rockingham, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Mike Castellano
  • League: NCHSAA 4A
  • 2015 Record: 11-3
  • Notable Recruits: running backs Damontre Bennett and Dante Miller, cornerback Steven Jones, quarterback Leon Zeigler

Southern (Durham, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Darius Robinson
  • League: NCHSAA 3A
  • 2015 Record: 12-4
  • Notable Recruits: tight end Tyriq Burrus, cornerback Montrel Cooper, running back Myron Frazier, quarterback Jalen Greene, wide receiver Marcus McDonald

Triangle All-Stars (Raleigh, N.C.)

  • Head Coach: Bill Renner
  • League: N/A
  • 2015 Record: N/A
  • Notes: Coach Renner is the father of former Tar Heel Bryn Renner... A 7-on-7 team of local players.

West Port (Ocala, Fla.)

  • Head Coach: Matt Franklin
  • League: FHSAA 7A
  • 2015 Record: 1-9
  • Notable Recruits: wide receiver Ezekiel Anderson and Markell Glover-Clornick, running back Kameron Duncan, safety Amarii Jenkins.

Wide Receiver University (Newport News, Va.)

  • Head Coach: David Porter
  • League: N/A
  • 2015 Record: N/A
  • Note: A 7-on-7 team of local players.

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