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Heel Tough Blog: Live Signing Day Thread

Get the coffee and the fax machine ready: it’s national signing day for the 2020 class. Follow this thread all day for the latest information about who is signing early from the Tar Heels 2020 class.

7:00 AM

Fax machine is officially on. It would be long now until the first official members of the Tar Heels' 2020 class will sign their LOI's.

7:07 AM

The first member of the 2020 class is in. Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas participant and a state record setter this year in the state of North Carolina, 2020 3✮ TE Jefferson Boaz is the first to join the 2020 class officially.

7:20 AM

Longtime commit Ethan West is the first defensive player's signature to come across. A key piece at linebacker for this 2020 class.

7:26 AM

The biggest piece of the class so far is in, as 2020 4Myles Murphy is officially a part of the 2020 class.

7:33 AM

2020 4WR Josh Downs has officially sent in his paperwork making him a Tar Heel.

7:37 AM

Former NC State flip, 2020 3OG Jonathan Adorno has sent in his LOI from the Shrine Bowl.

7:44 AM

The first commitment of the new staff, 2020 4S Cameron Roseman-Sinclair, is officially a Tar Heel.

7:48 AM

2020 3OLB Kaimon Rucker has just submitted his letter of intent.

7:53 AM

Another one from the Shrine Bowl, as 2020 4S Ja'Qurious Conley has just sent his LOI in.

7:58 AM

Another NC State flip is in as 2020 3WR Stephen Gosnell's LOI is in.

8:00 AM

The first offensive lineman of the class is in, as 2020 3OT Cayden Baker's LOI has just be sent in.

8:07 AM

Another in-state guy is in, as 2020 3WR Ray Rose has signed his LOI.

8:13 AM

The biggest commit of the class makes it official, as 2020 4WDE Desmond Evans is now officially a Tar Heel.

8:19 AM

Another defensive lineman has signed his LOI, as 2020 3SDE A.J. Beatty is now a officially a member of this 2020 class.

8:27 AM

The Tar Heels defensive is now all but round out, as 2020 4DT Kedrick Bingley-Jones' LOI has just been received. Only defensive lineman remaining committed but unsigned is Clyde Pinder Jr.

8:33 AM

The second offensive lineman is in, as 2020 3OT Trey Zimmerman is officially a Tar Heel.

8:39 AM

The Tar Heels have officially held off Arkansas for 2020 4DUAL Jacolby Criswell, who has just sent his LOI in.

8:50 AM

2020 3CB Jayden Chalmers joins his cousin, Des Evans, as a Tar Heel signee. He will announce in front of his high school, Lee County High School, later today.

8:58 AM

The Tar Heels now have all four of their offensive linemen in the class signed, as 2020 3OG Malik McGowan's LOI just arrived.

9:03 AM

All four of the wide receivers are now officially in, as 2020 3WR Tylee Craft has just sent in his LOI.

9:12 AM

2020 3RB D.J. Jones become the first running back to sign his LOI today and the 20th overall prospect to do it.

9:32 AM

The athlete in the class, 2020 3ATH Cedric Gray, has just sent his letter of intent in to make it official.

9:37 AM

Only four expected early signees remaining to sign: 3TE John Copenhaver, 3DT Clyde Pinder Jr., 3TE Kendall Karr and 3RB Elijah Green.

9:40 AM

The Tar Heels have locked down 2020 3TE John Copenhaver, as his LOI just came through the fax machine.

9:44 AM

2020 3TE Kendall Karr has just sent his signature in, rounding out a very strong tight end class for the Tar Heels.

9:56 AM Rob Cassidy of has announced that Clyde Pinder Jr. will not be signing with anyone today. This is a tough break for the Tar Heels, as this decision seem to strongly favor a flip to Florida.

10:03 AM

The Tar Heels now have everyone that is expected to sign today signed outside of Pinder, who will delay his announcement. 2020 3RB Elijah Green was the final player to sign just a few minutes ago.

10:20 AM

Rob Cassidy of is now reporting that Pinder could sign sometime this evening, but will not sign in the early part of the day, which was his original plan. It's becoming obvious that Pinder is waiting for 2020 4DT Timothy Smith's decision before he makes his own.

4:46 PM Tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Tim Brewster just tweeted out that there will be one more announcement before the day is over. It appears Clyde Pinder Jr. will in fact make his decision tonight.

4:57 PM

All signs are pointing to Pinder Jr. being the one to sign this evening. It is interesting to note that about two hours ago, 2020 4DT Timothy Smith signed with Alabama despite Florida's efforts to flip him. That will lead to a tense couple of hours until the announcement.

6:29 PM

2020 3 DT Clyde Pinder Jr. stays with his original commitment and has signed his LOI. A hige sigh of relief for Tar Heel fans after some tense moments. Pinder is arguably the most important commit of this class. That is it for Tar Heels in the early signing period, as 2020 3RB Elijah Burris will wait till February to sign due to an academic credit issue

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