This past Saturday, 2018 target recruit Romeo Langford announced the top three schools left on his list that he will focus on for the remainder of his recruiting process. UNC was left off of the list, and only Indiana, Kansas, and Vanderbilt remain.
Kansas and Indiana remaining on Langford’s list isn’t incredibly surprising. Indiana has been pushing hard to keep the New Albany resident in the state, and Kansas gives him a strong team to go to should he decide to stay in the midwest but didn’t want to stay in Indiana. As far as his priorities go in choosing a school, Langford shared his thoughts with the Louisville Courier:
"The education aspect of it," said Langford, who at one time wanted to major in engineering but is undecided. "If I do leave early, I want to be able to come back and finish school. And my relationship with the coach, if I can trust him, if my parents can trust him. If they're going to treat me as one of their own."
With this news, there is only one remaining target on UNC’s recruiting board for the 2018 class. Roy Williams has now zoned in completely on five-star target Zion Williamson in hopes of solidifying UNC’s number one recruiting class in the nation.
Inside Carolina reported that Roy Williams paid the Spartanburg native an in-home visit on Tuesday, which was later confirmed by his family. It was Roy’s second visit to Williamson in the past month, making sure to maintain momentum following the official visit from October.
While this is not much of a surprise at this point, Williamson will officially sign with whichever team he commits to in the spring. The early signing period ended on Wednesday, with the spring signing period taking place April 11-May 16.
For a good majority of Zion’s recruiting process, many outlets picked Kentucky to land him. However, Williamson wrote in his USA Today blog post last month that things aren’t as clear-cut as everyone may think:
“My heart has to tell me which school I am supposed to be at.
“It’s always funny when I read different things from sports writers that think they have me all figured out and know who I’m gonna choose. I don’t even know that yet! Haha!”
Looking ahead to the 2019 recruiting class, Roy Williams paid a visit to small forward Alonzo Gaffney this past Sunday. Gaffney currently plays at Garfield Heights in Cleveland, Ohio. 247 Sports Composite has him listed as a four-star recruit and the seventh best power forward in the nation.
UNC’s draw to Gaffney has to do with the amount of upside they see in his game. He is 6-9 with a lot of length and athleticism, and is able to shoot the three-ball very well. Should they manage to land him down the line they would add on to a recruiting class that currently only has point guard Jeremiah Francis.