2018 signee Jordyn Adams has been busy this spring, as he has helped Green Hope High School make it to the final four in the 2018 National High School Invitational tournament. Plenty of MLB scouts were in attendance, as his stock as a potential baseball player has risen considerably since his commitment to UNC. With more and more attention being drawn to him, Adams’ commitment to the Heels may be in jeopardy depending on how much he wants to go the baseball route, and how high he can actually go.
MLB.com currently has Adams ranked as the 45th best draft prospect for 2018. His speed is what is catching scouts’ eyes the most, as he is quick enough to cover a lot of ground in center field, and also is really good at stealing bases. When it comes to the other aspects of his game, he is a bit of a raw talent with a high ceiling. His arm strength and power are both graded at 45 out of 80, with his hitting graded at 50. MLB states that there are some teams that would consider taking him in the first round if he can be lured away from North Carolina, which may be enough to have Larry Fedora at least a tiny bit concerned.
Baseball American got to talk to Adams during the NHSI tournament, and this is what he had to say in regards to which way he leans between football and baseball:
“I definitely feel like I’m a two-sport athlete,” he said. “I’ve been playing baseball longer than I’ve been playing football. So football kind of comes naturally to me. I work more at baseball than I do at football, to be honest with you.”
Time will tell what Jordyn Adams decides to do between now and when he is supposed to arrive on campus. To this point, there’s been very little need to be concerned about, but with his stock going up it has definitely become something worth keeping an eye on.
When it comes to which new players will be hitting the court for the 2018-19 season, it appears that UNC’s team is virtually complete. Evan Daniels with 247 sports tweeted Thursday night that McDonalds All-American Jordan Brown has released the top three teams that he is considering attending.
Five-star power forward Jordan Brown (https://t.co/qudItwBtPQ) has a top three of Arizona, California & Nevada, per a source. Others are still involved.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 27, 2018
Daniels does say that other teams are still involved with Brown, but whether or not UNC is one of those teams is unknown. Roy Williams has yet to offer a scholarship to Brown, and it is possible that he has turned his attention to former Kentucky player Sacha Killeya-Jones. If this is the case, the 2018 freshman class is officially complete with Roy Williams bringing in McDonald’s All-Americans Nassir Little and Coby White, as well as top 100 player Rechon “Leaky” Black.
For the 2019 recruiting class, the list of prospects is continuing to grow. Earlier this week we reported that five-star prospect Cole Anthony has caught Roy Williams’ eye. He is one of three players that UNC has been keeping their eye on but have not yet offered scholarships to. The other two players that Williams’ staff is currently evaluating are five-star power forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and four-star small forward Jalen Wilson. There should be a decent amount of scholarships available after next year, with Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and Kenny Williams having one year of eligibility left, and Nassir Little already being projected as a top five NBA draft pick by some media outlets. Six prospects currently hold scholarship offers, with four-star point guard Jeremiah Francis being a verbal commit.