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UNC Basketball Recruiting: Four-star combo guard Coby White commits to North Carolina

Coby White becomes the second commit for the 2018 Tar Heels

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It would seem that Coby White knew exactly where he wanted to go the whole time. As we reported earlier in the week, the four-star combo guard was given an offer by Roy Williams, and now, just three days later, White has accepted to become the second commit in the UNC class of 2018. He now joins point guard Rechon Black, who committed over the winter.

From that earlier report:

The six-foot-three, 170-pounder North Carolinian is a four-star recruit, ranks 79th on the national composite, and is considered the fifth-best player out of his home state for the 2018 class. He is considered a combo guard, ranking 3rd overall at the position.

[Inside Carolina recruiting director Rob] Harrington also talked about White as "a natural scorer. He's highly aggressive both in transition and in the half-court game because he is able to score via good body control on the break, and he possesses abundant three-point range. He has a natural feel for putting the ball in the basket."

Inside Carolina reports that the turning point in his recruitment was the June 20th unofficial visit he took to the UNC campus with his family and high school coach. While he was there he played with current and former players, including Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks, Nate Britt, Justin Jackson, Tony Bradley, Brandon Robinson, Isaiah Hicks, Rasheed Wallace, Raymond Felton and Tyler Zeller. The players walked away impressed by White’s speed, athleticism, and intensity, while White seemed to regard the Tar Heels highly after that.

Coming out of Greenfield School in Wilson, North Carolina, White grew up not too far from Chapel Hill. Of course, he had many other schools to choose from, including Virginia, Iowa State, Tennessee, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Kentucky, as well as local rivals Wake Forest, East Carolina, NC State, and Duke.

The Tar Heels still have three 2018 offers out there, one for shooting guard Zion Williamson, one for point guard Devon Dotson, and one for small forward Jairus Hamilton.