UNC Has Top 25 Class Going Into Signing Day

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Tomorrow is the biggest football recruiting day of the year, and as you've seen over the last few years, Inside Carolina is the place to be on Signing Day. The Tar Heels enter the day with a class already ranked in the Top 25 and have a big name still on their target board.

North Carolina is currently ranked No. 25 in the Scout.com national team rankings. The Tar Heel class is headlined by such highly coveted prospects as Highland Springs (Va.) LB Jarrell Miller, Jacksonville (N.C.) White Oak S/WR Deunta Williams and Charlotte (N.C.) Independence wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Other members of Carolina's expected class who have received high praise from analysts include Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day TE Vince Jacobs, Jacksonville (Fla.) Bartram Trail OL Zackery Handerson, Tarboro (N.C.) S/RB Shaun Draughn and Chatham (Va.) Hargrave DE Darius Massenburg. Click the player profiles on the commitment list linked below for bio info and exclusive video highlight reels.

LINK -- UNC Commitment List
LINK -- Scout.com Team Rankings
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And when it came to recruiting the top talent in-state -- which is a top priority for the UNC coaches -- the Tar Heels dominated. Eight of the state's Top 20 prospects have committed to UNC, while no other school secured more than two from the Top 20.

LINK -- Scout.com State Rankings
LINK -- Battle of North Carolina

Of course there is one big name left on the board. The state's top defensive lineman, Aleric Mullins, will announce Wednesday afternoon between UNC, Tennessee and Auburn.

LINK -- Decision Time Set For Aleric Mullins

The Letter of Intent faxes will begin coming into the Tar Heel football office shortly after sunrise and continue into the afternoon. Once the dust settles, John Bunting will announce the finalized recruiting class at a 4 p.m. press conference and answer questions from the media.

Now that you're all caught up on where things stand heading into Wednesday, make sure to keep your browser set at www.InsideCarolina.com as we'll again be providing far and away the best coverage of UNC's Signing Day ....

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  • Coverage of each commitment's signing ceremonies
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