CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 05: General view of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Mack Brown scored a major recruiting win in his return to North Carolina today as he was able to flip four-star Florida State quarterback recruit Sam Howell.Howell hails from Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley High School. He had been committed to the Seminoles since April, but had been pursued heavily by UNC since then.Howell visited his in-state program unofficially in September and officially in November. He appeared to be trending toward UNC for some time now, and made it official today.BREAKING: #Rivals100 QB Sam Howell flips from #FloridaState to #NorthCarolina. #RivalsNSDHowell talks about his commitment to the #TarHeels here-> https://t.co/pxLgBEUrQDWhat does his commitment mean for #UNC & #FSU-> https://t.co/touZNnVGap pic.twitter.com/3Yw7Zcq1mF— Adam Friedman (@RivalsFriedman) December 19, 2018While UNC wooed Howell while Larry Fedora was still the coach, this is a crucial win for Mack Brown. Being able to flip an in-state kid from FSU is a great start to his first recruiting class in his second stint in Chapel Hill.UNC assistant Tim Brewster celebrated the commitment on Twitter soon after it was announced.What a great moment in Tar Heel football history!! #MackIsBack!!— Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) December 19, 2018Howell is the No. 3 Pro-Style quarterback in the 2019 class and the 87th-rated prospect overall, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.
DETROIT — A top United Auto Workers official reports many unresolved issues in talks with General Motors as both sides try to reach a deal to end a four-day strike.But UAW Vice-President Terry Dittes (DIT-ez) also says in a letter to members Thursday that they’ve made progress. No specifics were given.About 49,000 UAW workers have been on strike against the company since Monday in a dispute over a new four-year contract.Dittes tells workers the strike is for the right reasons: to win job security, get a bigger share of GM’s profits and to give temporary workers a path to permanent jobs.He says bargaining will continue into the weekend and beyond if no agreement is reached.GM spokesman Dan Flores says talks are continuing. He declined further comment.The Associated Press