INSIDE THE NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS' CLASS
Who they have: In his first full year recruiting, Larry Fedora has assembled a class that is one of the best in the nation and in the ACC. One of his big out-of-state recruiting victories is ESPN 300 quarterback Mitch Trubisky from Mentor (Ohio) High. He'll have an ESPN 300 wide out to throw to in Jordan Fieulleteau from Raleigh (N.C.) Wakefield, as well as four-star receiver prospect Ryan Switzer from Charleston (W.V.) George Washington. ESPN 150 cornerback Brian Walker of Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek and ESPN 300 defensive tackle Greg Webb of Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek are committed to play for North Carolina as well. Four-star prospects Lucas Crowley of Saint Augustine (Fla.) Nease and R.J. Prince from Albamarle (N.C.) High should provide a much-needed talent infusion to the offensive line next year. Four-star running back Khris Francis from Durham (N.C.) Hillside is a solid get and should be a productive addition to the offense as he continues to physically mature.
Who they want: With Marquez North headed to Tennessee, North Carolina had best focus on the rest of the state. North was a key prospect in Fedora's goal to close the borders. The Tar Heels only have commitments from four of the top 15 prospects in North Carolina. They don't seem in good shape to land the ones that are still undecided. Athlete Johnathan Alston could somewhat heal the loss of North. Junior college defensive tackle Jarran Reed would give the Tar Heels immediate help. He is committed to Ole Miss but originally from North Carolina. That has the Tar Heels in the mix.
-- Dave Hooker, RecruitingNation