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UNC Recruiting: Week of 5/7

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Fedora has a new recruit, and we have a new look for our weekly recaps.

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Welcome to this week’s installment of Tar Heel Blog’s recruiting update. For this week, we will be trying a new format in order to provide a more broad window into what is going on with recruiting across both football and basketball. The ultimate goal is to provide better coverage for things that require in-depth analysis, and to also better highlight things that do not. Below you will find that we now have a recruiting board, which will reflect players who have been offered and/or have committed. Due to the extremely large number of football offers out there, we will stick to commitments only for now. Our staff will work diligently throughout each week to keep everything up-to-date so that you as fans have the most accurate information possible.

In addition to the recruiting board, we will provide recruiting notes for anything that’s happened for the week. We will also provide quotes from staff, players, and when applicable, various media outlets that we think are valuable to our readers. This past week, Roy Williams and Larry Fedora were on the Ram’s Club Tar Heel Tour, and so it has been a bit of a light news week. Without further ado, let’s jump into this week’s update.

Football

Commitments

2019

Giovanni Biggers**
Safety
6’1, 180 lbs
The Boys Latin School (Baltimore, MD)
Three-Star (#591 National Ranking, #43 Positional)

Drew Little
Deep Snapper
5’11, 230 lbs
North Stanly (New London, NC)
Two-Star (#2,061 National Ranking, #2 Positional)

Coleman Reich
Safety
6’0, 185 lbs
Ledford (Thomasville, NC)
Three-Star (#1,269 National Ranking, #100 Positional)

Allen Smith
Linebacker
6’3, 205 lbs
Grayson (Loganville, GA)
Three-Star (#1,237 National Ranking, #102 Positional)

**Bold represents a new commit

Recruiting Notes

  • Yesterday, 2019 three-star recruit Giovanni Biggers verbally committed to UNC. Other teams that were in consideration are Boston College, Rutgers, Duke, Maryland, Virginia, and Indiana.

Noteworthy Recruiting Quotes

  • “I chose the University of North Carolina for many reasons. It was one of the only places I went where I did not just fall in love with the football aspect of it. I fell in love with the campus, and the second I got there I felt right.” -2019 commit Giovanni Biggers via Inside Carolina

Basketball

Offers

2019

Armando Bacot
Center
6’10, 240 lbs
Trinity Episcopal School (Richmond, VA)
Five-Star (#21 National Ranking)

Will Baker
Center
6’9, 220 lbs
Westlake (Austin, TX)
Five Star (#17 National Ranking)

Keion Brooks
Small Forward
6’8, 185 lbs
North Side (Fort Wayne, IN)
Five Star (#27 National Ranking)

Vernon Carey
Power Forward
6’9, 245 lbs
University School (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Five-Star (#2 National Ranking)

Matthew Hurt
Power Forward
6’9, 199 lbs
John Marshall Senior (Rochester, MN)
Five-Star (#4 National Ranking)

Wendell Moore
Small Forward
6’5, 210 lbs
Cox Mill (Concord, NC)
Five-Star (#24 National Ranking)

Josh Nickelberry
Shooting Guard
6’4 175 lbs
Northwood Temple Academy (Fayetteville, NC)
Four-Star (#53 National Rank)

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
Power Forward
6’9, 235 lbs
Bishop Miege (Mission, KS)
Five-Star (#26 National Ranking)

2020

Day’Ron Sharpe
Power Forward
6’8 220 lbs
South Central (Winterville, NC)
Unranked

Commitments

2019

Jeremiah Francis
Point Guard
6’3, 190 lbs
Pickerington Central (Pickerington, OH)
Four-Star (#51 National Ranking)

Recruiting Notes

  • Four-star 2019 recruit Jalen Wilson announced his final 6 list earlier this week, with UNC not making the final cut. Roy Williams never made an offer to Wilson, which is what likely led to Wilson moving on from the Heels. Schools on his list include Kansas, Michigan, UCLA, Baylor, Marquette, and Oklahoma State.
  • Kentucky Wildcats transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones is in the process of setting up official visits to the schools he is considering taking his talents to. UNC is still on his radar, though no visit has been set up yet.