Fayetteville Observer sports writer Sammy Batten has produced a ranking of North Carolina’s top college football prospects since 1994. The meeting led Coltharp to send a video highlight of Leonard to the UCF staff and to defensive coordinator Randy Shannon taking an immediate interest. Gill has a lot of shake-and-bake in him, too, which allows him to make extra yards after the catch. Many thought it would be the next big get for the Tar Heels on what has been impressive run on the recruiting trail. But, in addition to his speed and quickness, I like the way Hall uses his hands and leverage to maneuver blockers out of position. Coltharp compared Leonard to former E.E. But when Northwestern stepped in with an offer in June 2020, the Wildcats jumped ahead of the pack and claimed his commitment on July 8. Tyler Vrabel, Ben Petrula, Alec Lindstrom, and Zion Johnson are all potential NFL draft picks in 2021. Sammy's take: It’s impressive to see a guy Hall’s size line up wide as a receiver in high school. … They scored 51 touchdowns on the ground to reach the state semifinals before falling to eventual champion Charlotte Vance. … Also made 12 catches for 276 yards and four touchdowns as a wide receiver on offense. UNC Football: An early look at potential 2021 draftees With the 2020 draft wrapping up on Saturday, we look forward to the potential 2021 Tar Heels that could go early in the draft. Notes & numbers: Leonard initially contributed to Fairmont’s varsity as a receiver when he caught six passes for 84 yards as a freshman. 51 defensive tackle nationally. … Had 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks the next Friday against St. Stephens. Sammy's take: Brown is a bit of a project because his experience at cornerback was limited during his junior season while he was playing quarterback in Jacksonville’s veer-option attack. 76 outside linebacker nationally. https://twitter.com/uncequipment/status/1316816606308294659?s=21. ESPN.com: 3 stars, No. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Mountain Island Charter (Mount Holly, NC), Metrolina Christian Academy (Indian Trail, NC). He took an unofficial visit to Virginia in late November, but by Jan. 21, 2020, had decided to play for his hometown Blue Devils. He’s a tad shorter than the prototypical defensive tackle, but makes up for it with a hearty work ethic and aggressive nature. 13 cornerback nationally, No. 204 in ESPN300 nationally. … He registered 68 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks in 11 games as a varsity rookie in 2017, then produced 94 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and six sacks in 12 outings in 2018. He’s a guy with speed, showed the ability to flip his hips as a ball carrier and is stronger than his size might indicate. Notes & numbers: A product of the 4-A powerhouse Richmond program, Davis was a key contributor to one of the state’s top offenses as a junior. Really plants his feet and digs in for first contact on passing plays, so he’s not knocked off balance very often. Recruiting trail: No doubt former N.C. State offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford had a hand in enticing Gonzalez to Louisville, where he committed on June 18, 2020. … Brown made 33 tackles and an interception during his rookie campaign. High school: Fairmont  (Leonard has opted to graduate early and skip his senior season). … Davis earned first-team All-Sandhills 4-A Conference honors and was named to the All-East squad as selected by HighSchoolOT.com. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. … Returned two of those picks for scores. 247Sports.com: 3 stars, No. Recruiting trail: The year away from Pine Forest didn’t really help Potts that much on the recruiting front, so he’s been playing catch-up since returning to Fayetteville. Though this is only a minor aspect of what goes into a decision, it shows that these recruits are buying what the Heels are selling right now. Ledford, the offensive coordinator now for the Cardinals, helped secure Gonzalez over a list of finalists that included Duke, N.C. State, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. I like his agility for a big man, and because of that, he’s capable of playing guard or tackle. … He had five tackles for loss and four sacks among his nine tackles in a late-season game against D.H. Conley. It’s been a while since UNC has taken interest in an international prospect, but now it sounds like they have done just that. … Played offense and defense as a sophomore. UNC's 2021 class is ranked No. Notes & numbers: A dominant defender for Alexander Central as a junior. Batten ranks the players based on many factors, including scholarship offers, conversations with recruiting analysts and football coaches, and his own observations after reviewing video of each prospect. It has been talked about constantly by analysts and Mack Brown himself; it starts in North Carolina. 154 wide receiver nationally. … The Raiders averaged 39.8 points and 224.8 yards rushing en route to a 13-1 finish. What came next is what really ignited the flame. 67 weakside defensive end nationally. Rivals.com: 3 stars, Unranked nationally. 40 defensive tackle nationally. 156 wide receiver nationally. Recruiting trail: Gill seemed headed for a college career with his hometown N.C. State squad. 2021 UNC Football recruiting class, including current Tar Heel commits, targeted recruits, star rankings, etc. It’s also a plus that Leonard is an academic qualifier. The 4-star prospect is currently ranked No. 153 wide receiver nationally. … Became a full-time starter as a sophomore when he had 32 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has postponed the North Carolina high school football season until next spring, some of these athletes have elected not to play as seniors. But his athletic ability is clear. 63 offensive tackle nationally. A social media post on May 4 indicated he had committed to Louisville, but Craig later claimed he’d been hacked. Rivals.com: 2 stars, Unranked nationally. 2021 four-star linebacker RaRa Dillworth had set his commitment time for 4 p.m. and had cut his list to UNC … The Weddington (Matthews, NC) prospect was named the Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year in December. Notes & numbers: Barrett was named the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a junior after collecting 70 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 15 sacks. However, Tar Heel fans have a reason to be optimistic. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Last Friday afternoon, Carolina football fans received quite a pleasant surprise. Height, weight: 6 … 58 offensive tackle nationally. … Returned one kickoff 93 yards against Raleigh Athens Drive for a touchdown. Sammy's take: Baldwin is an acrobatic athlete who regularly makes diving or leaping catches. Given Clemson's proximity and immense success, it is going to be a tough task to keep the Tigers at bay. 19 offensive guard nationally. Mack Brown and staff have dedicated a lot of work into recruiting, but so have the players and commits. …  Helped Peddie to an 8-0 finish and the Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship before deciding to return to Pine Forest in January. … Played in seven games for the Warriors as a freshman, making 12 tackles. … Completed 30 of 100 passes for 635 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed 94 times for 713 yards and 11 scores. Last Friday afternoon, Carolina football fans received quite a pleasant surprise. 247Sports.com: 3 stars, No. Wilson, who had decommitted from Georgia in February, stands at an impressive 6'4" and 325 pounds. He took unofficial visits to East Carolina and North Carolina, but after N.C. State coach Dave Doeren personally gave him an offer following Baldwin’s appearance at the Wolfpack football camp the deal was essentially done. Fayetteville Observer sports writer Sammy Batten has produced a ranking of North Carolina’s top college football prospects since 1994. The latter earned him a place on the All-Patriot Athletic 4-A/3-A Conference second team and a berth on the Best of 910Preps All-Area squad as selected by The Fayetteville Observer. … Posted four sacks in a single game against rival Hillside and had 3.5 sacks against Vance County. Several of North Carolina's top talents are still uncommitted and are being heavily recruited by the nation's top schools. Notes & numbers: Potts established himself as one of the top defenders in the Cape Fear region as a freshman and sophomore at Pine Forest. A very physical tackler, Craig has the strength to shed blockers when needed. Recruiting trail: A big junior season put Barrett on the recruiting radar of schools such as Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, Mississippi, Penn State, Tennessee and Virginia, all of whom offered scholarships. … Teammate of N.C. State receiver commit Jakolbe Baldwin. … Rushed 18 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns, while making four interceptions on defense. The Wolfpack offered a scholarship when he was on campus for a Junior Day in January, then on May 26 Davis decided to join Richmond wide receiver teammate Jakolbe Baldwin in State’s recruiting class. USA TODAY Network sports writer Sammy Batten has produced a ranking of North Carolina’s top college football prospects since 1994. High school: Cardinal Gibbons  (Gill has opted to graduate early and skip his senior season). 55 overall, and No. He has not discussed a favorite school but has offered a list of Notre Dame, Clemson, Stanford, NC State, and UNC as his top schools. 247Sports.com: 3 stars, No. Dillworth totaled more than 200 tackles last season, with 107 of those being solos. Mack Brown and the North Carolina football program already have the … Their team is trending in the right direction, and it doesn't look to be stopping. Isaac Schade presents Quick Hitters from North Carolina’s 31-28 home loss to Florida State on Saturday evening.

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