Tar Heels Have Strong Showing In Recruiting

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina ended up with a strong recruiting class on national signing day even as it awaits the results of an NCAA investigation into the football program.

The Tar Heels pulled off a surprise addition by landing five-star defensive lineman Delvon Simmons to headline a 25-player class that ranked in the top 20 nationally according to Scout.com. That was also enough to give the Tar Heels one of the top incoming classes in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a strong showing for a program that still doesn't know if it will face NCAA sanctions connected to agent-related benefits and possible academic misconduct.

Coach Butch Davis says there was "considerably more" negative recruiting by other schools, which he called "very disappointing."

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  • by Cliff Location: Altoona, AL on Feb 8, 2011 at 09:39 AM
    You Want A Corrupt College Football Team? Come To Alabama, They BUY And STEAL Their Players. And Their Fans Are The WORST In All College Sports...Obnoxious, Ignorant, And TOTALLY STUPID!!! Makes The Dookies At Cameron Look Like Chiorboys!!!
  • by Pack Man Location: Knightdale on Feb 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    That's what happens when you decide to cheat and bend the rules. If N.C. State cheated, then N.C. State would be pulling in as good of recruits as Florida State. Texas Longhorn, yes UNC is a joke of a school, but the ACC is NOT a joke of a conference. To "To Longhorn", I would'nt be talking about all this brokeback stuff, considering that's about all that goes on up in Cheater Hill. That's brokeback central. Tarheel, by no means do I care at all for ECU, but at least ECU and Coach McNeill have the integrity unlike Butchie and the rest of those cronies. Also, look at the legisature and you will see most of these crooks and bozos went to UNC.
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Feb 5, 2011 at 08:29 AM
    For the money that is spent, yeah, ECU get a lot more value for their dollar than cheater hill ever has.
  • by TarHeel Location: Ayden on Feb 4, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    If you read the post on here by ECU fans, UNC should automatically finish the year ranked #1 in the Nation. After all, isn't ECU the best football team ever?? LMBFAO
  • by to Greg on Feb 3, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    but the hat is still hangin...
  • by Jeff Location: Greenville on Feb 3, 2011 at 09:54 AM
    Easy to recruit a kid to UNC. You can promise him private parties in Miami as well as money, heck sign me up!
  • by Greg on Feb 3, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    Its not my position to do anything, aside from work and support my family. A 25 point beatdown of a middle of the road CUSA team is nothing to hand your hat on. Also, they finished 8-5 (4-4 in ACC). I cant stress enough how a win over a Tenn. team (due to clock mismanagement, Tenn stupidity, etc) is anything to hang your hat on either.
  • by matt Location: nc on Feb 3, 2011 at 07:35 AM
    so funny, what has he done? take a 2-10 team to 8 wins with half of a team, and if lsu didnt have their les miles signature hidden horseshoe carolina wouldve beaten them too.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Feb 3, 2011 at 07:17 AM
    Carolina just got caught doing what everybody does, it's all a farse. There aren't 10 schools in all the BCS conferences combined that have more than 5 recruits capable of doing college academic work. When studies have shown for years that the vast majority of young african-American males are incapable of surviving the rigors of college level academics, do you brainiacs really believe that 995 of the top 1000 african-American high school senior football players are somehow miraculously qualified to be college students? The stupidity of this entire charade is laughable. Carolina will be just fine. Butch Davis has UNC on track to compete with the other top programs in the country. All are loaded with athletes who are incapable of doing college work but who cares. This is about winning football games, not about academics. I won't disparage on Mac Brown, he did alot for the Carolina program while he was there. It wasn't his fault they followed him with two stupid hires.
  • by to greg on Feb 3, 2011 at 06:35 AM
    what has he done? He beat ECU by 25 points, won 9 games last year and beat an SEC team in a bowl game. the real question is what have you done?
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