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Will Roy Williams be able to take the lead in landing 2019 point guard Tre Mann?

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at North Carolina Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to this week’s recruiting update! We hope that you survived the aftermath of the football suspensions surrounding players selling their shoes, as well as the news that came out yesterday about the tweaks the NCAA is making to attempt to better college basketball. Both topics lit the internet on fire from various members of the media, as well as fans, so I think we all can use a break to focus on some recruiting updates.

Before we begin, I wanted to note that this week we tried to do some re-arranging of the news and recruiting boards. Hopefully this will provide a better experience, as you will be able to read all of the updates at the top, and then once you are done both recruiting boards will be at the bottom. Let us know if you have any ideas or recommendations, we are always looking for ways to improve your reading experience!

Football News

  • This past Saturday as the annual summer prospect cookout, and a few prospects made their way to campus to enjoy some good food and hang out with the coaching staff. One of the prospects in attendance was 2020 defensive end Quentin Williams (DE), who doesn’t have any offers at this time but is being looked at by UNC, Clemson, Charlotte, Louisville, and Wake Forest.
  • Another prospect that was in attendance was 2020 prospect Seth Williams (C), who currently plays for Statesville (NC) High School. Seth has been around the program quite a bit during his recruiting so far, and so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see an offer sent his way. He told Tar Heel Illustrated that Deke Adams invited him to the first home game against Central Florida, so we can expect an update on his recruitment in the near future.

Basketball News

  • If you haven’t heard the news by now, 2019 commit Jeremiah Francis underwent microfracture surgery Tuesday morning at UNC Health Care. Francis is coming off of a season-ending knee injury from this past December, and noticed that his knee still didn’t feel like it should have following the first attempt at surgery. His recovery is unfortunately supposed to take 6-9 months, and so his high school basketball career is officially over. Hopefully his recovery is successful this time, and he will be good to go for his arrival in Chapel Hill next fall.
  • Tuesday evening 2019 prospect Tre Mann confirmed via Twitter that he has scheduled an official visit with UNC this September:

Mann impressed Roy Williams during the evaluation period a couple of weeks ago, and received an offer from the Hall of Fame coach last week. With Tennessee and Florida currently leading the way to land Mann so far, UNC should be able to make a strong push for him during his visit. 247 Sports has Mann ranked as the 6th best point guard in the country, and so getting his commitment would be huge to add depth to a roster that could feature Seventh Woods, Coby White, Rechon “Leaky” Black, and Jeremiah Francis.

  • Four-star 2019 prospect C.J. Walker caught fire during the AAU circuits this summer, and have drawn a fair amount of attention from the likes of Kentucky and UNC. The only problem is that we are now outside of the evaluation period, and Walker has yet to see an offer from either schools. Walker spoke with USA Today about how he felt about having to play the waiting game:

“I don’t know why they’re waiting, but I don’t worry about stuff like that,” Walker said. “They’re successful programs so they can kinda do what they want. It doesn’t bother me at all.”

There hasn’t been a lot of intel on whether or not Roy Williams is gearing up to offer Walker soon, but it seems like Walker would give the Heels (and/or Kentucky) a considerable amount of attention should he finally receive an offer. Time will tell whether or not wearing Carolina blue is a possibility for Walker, but we may hear his name a bit more should he manage to climb the rankings during his final season at Orlando Christian Prep.

Football Recruiting Board

Commitments

2019

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

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

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

Brendon Harrington
Linebacker/Safety
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
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)

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

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

Basketball Recruiting Board

Offers

2019

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

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 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 (#4 National Ranking)

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

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
Power Forward
6’9, 235 lbs
IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)
Five-Star (#26 National Ranking)

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

Tre Mann
6’1 150 lbs
Villages Charter School (The Villages, FL)
Four-Star (#33 National Ranking)

Commitments

2019

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

2020

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