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UNC Recruiting: Week of 8/26

#CommitmentWatch has failed me for once. Twice is a charm?

North Carolina v Florida State Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images

A quick commitment goes UNC’s way, and now we get one that doesn’t. What do we look for now in basketball? And will football recruiting start looking up again? Find out below:

Football News

  • I talked last week about Tony Davis and Marlyn Johnson as commitment candidates to UNC. While Davis won’t commit until September 21st and Johnson until later, add a name to the watch list: 3-star offensive lineman Asim Richards really likes the UNC program and could finalize a decision sooner rather than later.
  • The beginning of the high school season has really put a spotlight on the versatility of many of UNC’s commitments for the 2019 class. Brendon Harrington played almost all over the field in his first game, ditto with Coleman Reich, and long snapper Drew Little is a standout linebacker for North Stanly.

Basketball News

  • Last week, I mentioned Armando Bacot’s readiness to recruit his friends to the Hill. Since then, Brandon Anderson of THB wrote a great article about just that. Check it out.
  • One of the guys Bacot mentioned, however, namely Tre Mann, doesn’t look like he’ll be joining Bacot in Tar Heel Blue, as he has committed to hometown Florida. This was a slight surprise, as his recruitment seemed to be tending UNC’s way, but you can’t blame a guy for going with the hometown school that had been on him since the beginning.
  • This leaves UNC in a bit of a tight spot, though, as Jeremiah Francis’ setback has had the coaches looking for another point guard in the 2019 class. The only one they have offered who has yet to commit is Cole Anthony, whose recruitment is going to be... difficult.
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has scheduled an official visit to UNC on the weekend of September 21st, which coincides with the UNC football team hosting Pittsburgh. His Kansas official visit will be the following weekend.

Football Recruiting Board



Raekwon Anderson
Wide Receiver
5’9, 167 lbs
Charlton County (Folkston, GA)
Three-Star (#1,172 National Ranking)

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

Storm Duck
6’1, 180 lbs
Boiling Springs (Boiling Springs, SC)
Three-Star (#1,272 National Ranking, #132 Positional)

Brendon Harrington
6’1, 192 lbs
Northwood (Pittsboro, NC)
Three-Star (#1,417 National Ranking, #111 Positional)

Josh Henderson
Running Back
6’0, 200 lbs
Hun School (Princeton, NJ)
Three-Star (#484 National Ranking, #28 Positional)

Kenan Johnson
Defensive Back
5’11, 162 lbs
Lake Minneola (Lake Minneola, FL)
Three-Star (#874 National Ranking, #80 Positional)

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

Kamari Morales
Tight End
6’3, 232 lbs
Lincoln (Tallahassee, FL)
Three-Star (#900 National Ranking, #32 Positional)

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

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

Welton Spottsville
Wide Receiver
6’0, 195 lbs
Havelock (Havelock, NC)
Three-Star (#1,106 National Ranking, #131 Positional)

Basketball Recruiting Board



Cole Anthony
Combo Guard
6’3, 184 lbs
Archbishop Molloy (New York, NY)
Five-Star (#3 National Ranking)

Will Baker
6’9, 220 lbs
Westlake (Austin, TX)
Five Star (#25 National Ranking)

Keion Brooks
Small Forward
6’8, 185 lbs
North Side (Fort Wayne, IN)
Five Star (#15 National Ranking)

Vernon Carey Jr.
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 (#6 National Ranking)

Wendell Moore
Small Forward
6’5, 210 lbs
Cox Mill (Concord, NC)
Five-Star (#21 National Ranking)

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
Power Forward
6’9, 235 lbs
IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)
Five-Star (#18 National Ranking)

Josh Green
Small Forward
6’6 190 lbs
IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)
Five-Star (#11 National Ranking)



Armando Bacot
6’10, 240 lbs
Trinity Episcopal School (Richmond, VA)
Five-Star (#26 National Ranking)

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


Day’Ron Sharpe
Power Forward
6’8 220 lbs
South Central (Winterville, NC)
Four-Star (#70 National Ranking)

(recruits listed in bold are recently commited/offered, while those in italics are somewhat recently committed/offered)