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UNC Recruiting: Thanksgiving Week

Tar Heel fans may have much to be thankful for (on top of the usual) fairly soon

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Wofford Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers! There have been a couple of major events as far as UNC recruiting goes this holiday week, and the biggest hasn’t even happened yet. Chew on this (and actual food) in the meantime:

Football:

  • All eyes are on Sam Howell, the FSU-committed quarterback who has been flirting with UNC ever since his commitment, including, most recently, taking an official visit to campus for the Western Carolina game. Larry Fedora has apparently been relentless in his pursuit of one of the best senior quarterbacks in the nation, and he’s apparently making a mark. There are no guarantees, but Howell’s actions are fairly telling that he’s preparing to flip.
  • This is happening while Fedora tries to attract Kelly Bryant to campus as well, in case you forgot. It’s unclear if UNC would take both, if that were to somehow play out. I can’t imagine they wouldn’t, but roster quotas get weird sometimes.

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:

  • The recruiting world was shocked when 2020 phenom Anthony Edwards announced that he’d be reclassifying to 2019, making him easily the best player in the 2019 class. Our Jake Lawrence has an excellent article reading into what this means for UNC, so go check that out. Two things to add, though: First of all, Edwards is arguably the best high school player in the country regardless of class, according to both me and the SB Nation main page. Secondly, a lot of the early smoke is that Edwards’ likely destination is Florida State, so don’t get your hopes up on this one until we have more information.
  • Vernon Carey, Jr. dropped a top 3 yesterday of UNC, Duke, and Michigan State, dropping Miami and Kentucky from his top 5. UNC’s inclusion there is a surprise, but it doesn’t change the fact there have been almost no connections between the big man and the Tar Heels.
  • Zeke Nnaji announces his college decision on Friday, specifically at 11:23 Eastern (11:23 on 11/23. He’s got a sense of humor). The UNC buzz is strong, but UNC has already missed on a couple of targets this cycle where they had strong buzz before their late arrival proved to be their undoing. We’ll see what happens.

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
Keion Brooks SF 6'6 186 5 Star 21 La Lumiere School La Porte, IN 11/2/2018
Zeke Nnaji PF 6'11 215 4 Star 34 Hopkins Hopkins, MN e11/16/2018
Anthony Edwards SG 6'5 215 5-star 1 Holy Spirit Prep Atlanta, GA

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