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UNC Recruiting: Week of 10/15

Some high-profile recruits visited campus in both football and basketball

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We’ve got a lot to cover after a busy recruiting weekend for the Tar Heels in both major sports. With Late Night With Roy and a late-night football game, the environment was perfect for recruiting, and the staffs tried to take full advantage. We obviously can’t know how they did, but we have some hints, and we can at least cover what happened. Here we go:

Football:

  • The big news for the UNC football program is that Clemson quarterback and graduate transfer-to be, Kelly Bryant, visited UNC’s campus over the weekend. He was reportedly very impressed with the campus and program. THB’s Al Hood makes the case for wanting him in Chapel Hill here. You can make your own conclusions about that, but it would take the sting out, just a little, of whiffing on several quarterback prospects in this cycle.
  • Khafre Brown, brother of UNC starting receiver Dyami, also visited campus this weekend. The 4-star receiver was once considered a UNC lock, and while UNC’s chances are still good, they aren’t absolute, as he has also been seriously courted by Tennessee. He hasn’t been heard from in a while because of his rehab from knee surgery, but he’s still out there.

UNC Football 2019 Commits

Name Position Height Weight Rating Position Rank School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating Position Rank School Location
Josh Henderson RB 6'0 200 3 Star 32 Hun School Princeton, NJ
Giovanni Biggers S 6'1 180 3 Star 56 The Boys' Latin School Baltimore, MD
Allen Smith OLB 6'3 205 3 Star 50 Grayson Loganville, GA
Asim Richards OT 6'5 285 3 Star 79 Haverford School Haverford, PA
Kenan Johnson CB 6'1 175 3 Star 90 Lake Minneloa Lake Minneloa, FL
Kamari Morales TE 6'3 232 3 Star 36 Lincoln Tallahassee, FL
Raykwon Anderson CB 5'9 167 3 Star 109 Charlton County Folkston, GA
Storm Duck CB 6'1 180 3 Star 116 Boiling Springs Boiling Springs, SC
Welton Spottsville WR 6'0 195 3 Star 133 Havelock Havelock, NC
Brendan Harrington S 6'1 192 3 Star 102 Northwood Pittsboro, NC
Coleman Reich S 6'0 185 3 Star 123 Ledford Thomasville, NC
Jerrod Means WR 6'3 205 3 Star 206 Lovejoy Hampton, GA
Drew Little LS 5'11 230 2 Star 8 North Stanly New London, NC

Basketball

  • Of course, the biggest news of the weekend was the official visit of Rejean “Boogie” Ellis. The 4-5 star point guard recruit came across the country to visit UNC’s campus, and based on his social media and the snippets that aren’t pay-locked, it seems like he had a pretty good time:

A fun detail from the visit: One of Ellis’ favorite things about UNC was, apparently, that the program has had no transfers in the past 8 years. With his next official visit being to Duke, we’ll see what he thinks of them.

  • Joining Ellis on this cross-country excursion was 2020 five-star wing prospect Ziaire Williams, who, unlike Ellis, made the trip on his own dime. Williams is an intriguing prospect who’s clearly very interested being a Tar Heel; he’s very much in the Brandon Ingram/Justin Jackson mold that Roy Williams has coveted in the recent past. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on as Coach Williams’ efforts on this year’s class wind down.
  • Day’Ron Sharpe was also in attendance. His profile is continuing to rise in the recruiting world, and he’s going to look more and more like a steal the further on his high school career goes.
  • Roy Williams is, meanwhile, serious about Keion Brooks. Just several hours after Ellis finished his official visit, Williams and Davis got on a plane to Fort Wayne for an in-home visit. I still think UNC’s chances here are better than are being indicated, but we’ll see. Roy’s tough to compete with when he’s locked in. Brooks is still yet to visit campus, but should come for his official the first weekend of November.

UNC Basketball 2019 Offers

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location Visit
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location Visit
Vernon Carey C 6'10 275 5 Star 2 University School Fort Lauderdale, FL 11/2/2018
Cole Anthony CG 6'3 184 5 Star 3 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 9/28/2018
Matthew Hurt PF 6'9 215 5 Star 6 John Marhsall Senior Rochester, MN
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl PF 6'8 235 5 Star 18 IMG Academy Bradenton, FL 9/21/2018
Keion Brooks SF 6'6 186 5 Star 21 La Lumiere School La Porte, IN 11/2/2018
Boogie Ellis CG 6'2 165 4 Star 35 Mission Bay San Diego, CA 10/12/2018

UNC Basketball 2020 Offers

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Jeremy Roach PG 6'2 165 Five-Star 16 Paul VI Catholic Fairfax, VA
Isaiah Todd PF 6'10 195 Five-Star 14 Trinity Academy Raleigh, NC

UNC Basketball 2019 Commits

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location
Armando Bacot C 6-10 240 5 Star 19 IMG Academy Bradenton, FL
Jeremiah Francis PG 6-3 190 3 Star 201 Pickerington Central Pickerington, OH

UNC Basketball 2020 Commits

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location
Day'Ron Sharpe C 6-9 220 4 Star 36 South Central Winterville, NC