In the weeks following National Signing Day, the Tar Heels football team has lost many from their coaching staff. Despite all this, the coaches that remain continue to do work, offering many new players in recent days. Some of that action seems to be paying off with two players from the 2018 graduating class naming North Carolina to their top lists in the last week.
Four-star quarterback Justin Rogers has made UNC one of his top seven schools. Among his other picks are TCU, Tennessee, Oregon, Louisville, Harvard, and LSU. He also received offers from Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Miami, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Oregon. It is believed that LSU is the favorite for the Louisiana native.
Rogers is six-foot-four, 205-pound dual-threat quarterback with a good feel for the game. He ranks no. 251 in the nation, he’s the 11th-best player at his position, and the ninth-best in the state. North Carolina offered him in October, however, they have yet to bring him on campus.
Four-star inside linebacker Dax Hollifield has named North Carolina in his top nine. His group includes Alabama, LSU, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, and Florida State. He also received offers from Clemson, Penn State, and Tennessee, among others. Despite being from Shelby, North Carolina, Virginia Tech appears to be the favorite right now.
The six-foot-one, 220-pound inside linebacker ranked 110th in the nation, fourth overall at his position, and fifth in his home state. He would be a big pickup for the Tar Heels, and they know it. They have been on Hollifield for years now, first bringing him onto campus in 2015. He visited Chapel Hill three times over the course of 2016 and just recently returned this past month.