Tar Heels kick off their 2014 class


North Carolina received its first two pledges for 2014 in Tajze Battle (Fort Myers, Fla./Dunbar and Robert Dinkins (Charlotte, N.C./Olympic), multiple sources report.

Battle, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback/wide receiver, spoke with the Fort Myers News-Press about his decision: “I was not expecting to commit on the trip, but North Carolina is just incredible. I had a great performance at their camp and just loved the coaching staff at North Carolina.”

Dinkins, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end, posted an electronically-timed 5.01 40-yard dash, 4.91 20-yard shuttle, 26.9-inch vertical and 52.65 SPARQ on the Nike Combine circuit this spring.