UNC Football Recruiting Board

North Carolina is off to a hot start in recruiting. Take a look at where the Tar Heels stand with high school football prospects.

QUARTERBACK:

 

03 Depth Chart: Durant Jr, Stephens Sr, Baker Soph

 

Needs: Seeking two as none were signed in 2002. Because UNC has two commitments already, recruiting at this position is, for all intents and purposes, done.

 

Commitments:

Nick Cangelosi (6-4, 215, 4.7, NJ) - 2300 yds and 25 tds as a junior. Extremely quick release..draws comparisons to NFL prototype passers Dan Marino and Brett Favre. Committed to UNC over offers from BC, VAT, IA, RUT, MN, VANDY

 

Roger Heinz (6-1, 190, 4.6, FL) - 2500 yds and 29 tds as a junior. Draws comparisons to sharp, smart college passers Drew Bress and Major Applewhite. Camped at UNC. Committed to UNC over offers from AL, CL, MD, SC, WF, CINCY, LOUIS, USF

 

RUNNING BACK/SAFETY/ATHLETE:

 

Depth Charts 03

1. TB - Williams Sr, Parker Sr, Lewis Jr, Scott Jr, Cook Soph (TB/FB), Carey Rfr (TB/S), Walker Rfr (TB/S)

2. FB - Hedgecock Jr, Gibson Jr, Faison Sr

2. FS - Reid Sr (nfl?), Harris Sr, Macklin Jr

3. SS - Curry Jr, Richardson Rfr, Tindall Rfr

 

Needs: Given the depth chart for 03, as listed above, it is easy to see why UNC is seeking a TB only if he is really, really special, or possibly if he could also project to the S spot. A FB would be a luxury pick up given UNC's other needs and limited numbers, but if none are added FB will be a prime need in 04. A top S could be necessary if it looks like Reid will go pro early.

 

Targets:

1. Terrance Graves (6-2, 210, 4.5, OH) - Averaged 170 yards/game as a junior. Offers from UNC, CLEM, SC, CINCY and LOUIS. UNC is his current favorite. Says he wants to come South and is not considering the Northern/local schools.

2. Marcus Mason (5-9, 200, 4.4, MD) - TB/S prospect in the mold of current Terp Bruce Perry. UNC has offered.

3. Quinton Person (5-10, 175, 4.5, NC) - Offers from UNC and ECU. VA and UNC are holding the current lead. Camped at UNC.

4. Jarvis Jackson (6-2, 205, 4.5, GA) - Predominately a S prospect. Offers from UNC, GAT, AUB, CL, TN and MS.

5. Jarrett Meadors (6-2, 225, 4.5, NC) - ARK has offered this TB/FB prospect. Came to UNC for academic day.

 

WIDE RECEIVER:

 

03 Depth Chart: Russell Jr, Pollock Soph, Firestone Rfr, Mitchell Rfr, Rumley Soph, Fields Rfr (WR/S), Gilmore Rfr (WR/S)

 

Needs: With recent losses what was once viewed as a luxury has become more of a necessity. Look for 2 to be added.

 

Commitment:

Mike Mason (6-0, 180, 4.4, NC) - 56 catches, 975 yards and 10 tds as a junior. Committed to UNC very early - March. Consensus top 100 nationally.

 

Targets:

1. Adarius Bowman (6-3, 205, 4.45, TN) - 47 catches, 1300 yds and 20 tds as a junior. Offers from UNC, MISS, ARK, TN, ND, WF, SC, VANDY, CL, AUB. Currently says UNC leads and is recruiting him the hardest.

2. Emmanuel Byers (5-8, 166, 4.5, NC) - 52 catches, 800 yards and 10 tds; 7 ints on D. Offers from UNC, CL, VA, TN, VAT, WF.

3. Travis Lee (6-1, 170, 4.6, NC) - 33 catches, 833 yards and 10 tds. Offers from GA, SC, CL, UNC.

4. Kenny Moore (5-10, 180, 4.6, NC) - 1000 yds rushing and receiving.

 

TIGHT END

 

03 Depth Chart: Blizzard Sr, Chacos Soph, Burnham Rfr

 

Needs: One per year is the goal to satisfy depth, but a second could be added this year due to the fact that Chacos, Hamlet and Burnham have the potential to grow into OLs down the road.

 

Commitment:

John Hamlet (6-5, 255, 4.9, VA) - 22 catches, 353 yards and 1 td. Camped at UNC. Committed to UNC over offers from MD and VAT. FL and MD are continuing to recruit. TE/OL type.

 

Target:

Jon Stupar (6-5, 250, 4.8 ) - 30 catches for 360 yds and 8 tds; 7 sacks on D. TE/DE type. Offers from all the BEast (except MIA), all the ACC (except CL) and all the Big 10 (except PSU). Came to UNC on unofficial visit this summer. Plans on visiting again for Texas game.

 

OFFENSIVE LINE

 

03 Depth Charts:

RT: McNeill Jr, Seawright Jr, Hunter Soph

RG: Terry Sr, Smith Soph, Woods Rfr

C: Brown Jr, Bell Soph, Efird Rfr

LG: JWilson Sr, Ralph Soph,

LT: Seagraves Jr, Barton Jr

 

Needs: UNC definitely looking to upgrade in quantity and quality. Expect 4 or 5 fresh faces in 03

 

Commitment:

Scott Lenahan (6-1, 295, 5.0) - Very strong (29 reps of 225 lbs) and quick (4.42 shuttle). Camped at UNC.

 

Targets:

1. Tripp Carroll (6-5, 295, 5.0, NC) - 390lb bench, 515 squat. Offers from UNC, VAT, MIA, OSU, TN, GA, FL, VA. UNC and VAT are his leaders, with VAT likely holding the current edge. Unofficial visit to UNC this summer.

2. John Sullivan (6-4, 275, 5.0, CT) - Offers from UNC, MIA, PSU, ND, MD, BC, SYR, PITT, VA, VAT. Summer unofficial to UNC. Friend of current Tar Heel Brian Chacos. Recent reports have UNC leading.

3. Donnie Woods (6-5, 295, 5.0, OH) - Offers from FSU, LSU, UNC, OKL, TN, SC. UNC in his current top 5, plans on visiting for the TX game.

4. Kyndreas Guy (6-3, 265, 5.1, NC) - Offers from CL, NCSU, UNC, WF. Camped at UNC. OL/DT type who could be given first shot at DT if he so chooses.

5. a - (6-5, 280, 4.8 ) - Sleeper DE/OT type who impressed UNC coaches in camp and is came on unofficial visit for academic day. Great physical attributes, but has played only one year of HS football thus far.

6. Shelton Bynum (6-4, 305, 5.3, GA) - Former teammate of 02 UNC key targets Marcus McNeill and Jon Palmer. Lists UNC, GA, CLEM, GAT and AUB. No word on offers at this stage. Came to UNC for unofficial on academic day.

7. Steven Justice (6-4, 260, 5.2, FL) - Offers from PSU, SOMISS and WF. Brother of current Tar Heel Doug Justice. Camped at UNC, came to UNC for unofficial visit for academic day.

 

 

DEFENSIVE TACKLE:

 

03 Depth Chart:

NT: Coates Sr, Smalls Jr, Rice Rfr

RT: Chapman Sr, Page Jr, High Rfr

 

Needs: UNC would like to add two.

 

Targets:

1. Isiah Thomas (6-4, 270, 5.0, NC) - Offers from UNC, NEB, MICH, OSU, ND, TN, NCSU. Camped at UNC. UNC currently leading.

2. Demarcus Tyler (6-3, 315, 5.1, NC) - Offers from UNC, TN, NCSU. Camped at UNC. UNC currently leading.

3. Conrad Bolston (6-3, 265, 5.0, MD) - Offers from UNC, MD, BC, MICH, ND, VA, WV. Came to UNC on unofficial visit in late July.

 

DEFENSIVE END:

 

03 Depth Chart

SSDE: Mooring Sr, Banks Soph, Rackley Rfr

WSDE: Dumas Jr, Davis Soph, Blizzard Rfr

 

Needs: Two were the goal, and UNC has secured two commitments thus far. A third will be added only if elite.

 

Commitments:

Marcus Hands (6-6, 250, 4.7, NC) - Early spring commitment. Consensus national top 250 player. Teammate of current Heel Rashaad Tindall. Camped at UNC.

Terry Hunter (6-4, 240, 4.7, NC) - Committed to UNC over offers from NCSU, TN and WF. Consensus national top 250 player. Camped at UNC.

 

Targets:

1. Mario Williams (6-6, 250, 4.6) - Offers from TN, ND, UNC and NCSU. UNC is a longshot currently.

2. Chris Ellis (6-6, 250, 4.7) - Camped at UNC and came to UNC for academic day. VA and VAT have offered.

 

LB:

 

03 Depth Chart:

SAM: Gaddy Jr, Longhany Soph, Bullard Jr

MIKE: Justice Soph, Worsley Rfr

WILL: Roberson Sr, Rainey Rfr, Brown Rfr

 

Needs: Three quality prospects are sought

 

1. Joe Kedra (6-4, 225, 4.7, NJ) - Teammate of UNC commitment Nick Cangelosi. 189 tackles. Unofficial to UNC this summer. Offers from UNC, PSU, NEB, BC, IA, MD, RUT, Va, VAT. UNC and PSU are the co-leaders.

2. Jermaine Dias (6-4, 235, 4.6, NJ) - OLB/DE type. Offers from UNC, MICH, MICHSt, WISC, RUT, PSU, PITT, MD, SYR. Recently visited UNC unoffically.

3. Kory Gedin (6-2, 235, 4.6, MD) - 170 tackles. Offers from UNC, GAT, MD and WF. UNC currently leads, coming for unofficial on academic day.

4. Vince Hall (6-1, 240, 4.7, VA) - 11 sacks. Offers from BC, CL, MD, UNC, PSU, PITT, SC, SYR, TN, VA, VAT. UNC tied for the lead with MD and VAT currently.

5. Chad Green (6-5, 205, 4.6, NC) - OLB/DE type. Offers from UNC, NCSU and ECU. NCSU is the favorite here.

6. Ryan Brown (6-2, 240, 4.6, SC) - 74 tackles. Offers from SC, CL, FL, NCSU, UNC, PSU, TN. UNC on the outside looking in.

7. Stephen Tulloch (5-11, 220, 4.7, FL) - 100 tackles. Offers from NCSU, UNC, PITT, RUT

8. Curtis Rice (6-3, 205, 4.6, SC) - 62 tackles. Offers from CL, SC, UNC. Cousin of current Heel Mickey Rice.

9. LV Whitworth (6-0, 220, 4.55, MA) - 1000+ rushing. Offers from BC, UNC, MICH and MD. Camped at UNC.

10. Fred Sparkman (6-1, 220, 4.6, TN) - 162 tackles and 15 sacks. Offers from UNC and VANDY. LB/FB type.

 

CB:

 

03 Depth Chart: Waddell Sr (pro?), Johnson Sr, Hawkins Jr, Holt Rfr, Watkins Rfr

 

Needs: Will be large if Waddell goes pro. Seeking a minimum of two.

 

Commitment:

Bryan Bethea (5-9, 175, 4.5, NC) - TB/CB prospect. Committed to UNC in the spring. Rushed for 1400 yards and 18 tds.

 

Targets:

1. LaBrose Hedgemon (5-10, 180, 4.45, AL) - Former teammate of current Tar Heel Danny Rumley. Camped at UNC. Nicknamed "spiderman." 9 ints. Offers from UNC, LSU, ARK, AUB, CLEM, MISST, SOMISS, ND. UNC currently leads.

2. Demetrice Webb (6-0, 180, 4.4, FL) - Offers from FL, FSU, MIA, LSU, UNC, TN, VA. Long-shot.

3. Kenny Scott (6-1, 180, 4.4, FL) - Offers from FL, FSU, GA, GAT, LSU, UNC, NCSU, TN, NEB. Another likely long-shot.

4. Jermone Johnson (6-0, 180, 4.4, Ga) - 10 ints. Offers from UNC, AUB, CL, MICH, GAT, VA, OSU, GA, MD.

5. Adrian Griffin (5-11, 160, 4.5, GA) - 9 ints, 11 tds on offense. Offers from LSU, MD, UNC, SC, KY, ARK

6. Marcus Clayton (5-8, 170, 4.4, FL) - Offers from SYR, CL, UNC, IA


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