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UNC Recruiting: Week of 9/17

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Two important basketball visits are scheduled for this week.

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Football and basketball are opposites right now on the recruiting front. There is not much to report on football, while things are starting to heat up on the basketball recruiting trail.

Football News

  • J.R. Walker, a four-star athlete from Clayton, NC was scheduled for an official visit to UNC on September 15. With the university closed and football game cancelled due to Hurricane Florence, this did not take place.
  • As announced by Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham last night on Larry Fedora Live and reported by Inside Carolina, the indoor football practice facility should be operational by mid-season. This should be a help in the football facilities arms race and a good talking point once the contact period opens up on November 25.

There is no movement on the big board. Here is a look at 2019 commits:

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 News

Since the September 9 opening of the recruiting period, the North Carolina Tar Heels have landed a few official visits and offered a 2020 point guard.

Cole Anthony, Boogie Ellis, and Josh Green all announced their official UNC visits last week.

Additionally, Jeremy Roach, a 2020 point guard, was received an offer last week.

Here is a listing on 2019 and 2020 offers:

UNC Basketball 2019 Offers

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location Visit
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location Visit
James Wiseman C 7-0 210 5 Star 1 East Memphis, TN
Vernon Carey C 6-10 275 5 Star 2 University School Fort Lauderdale, FL 11-2-18
Cole Anthony CG 6-3 184 5 Star 3 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 9-28-18
Matthew Hurt PF 6-9 215 5 Star 6 John Marhsall Senior Rochester, MN
Josh Green SF 6-6 190 5 Star 10 IMG Academy Bradenton, FL 9-22-18
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl PF 6-8 235 5 Star 18 IMG Academy Bradenton, FL 9-21-18
Will Baker C 7-0 235 5 Star 20 Westlake Austin, TX
Keoin Brooks SF 6-6 186 5 Star 21 La Lumiere School La Porte, IN 11-2-18
Wendell Moore SF 6-5 210 5 Star 23 Cox Mill Concord, NC 10-12-18
Boogie Ellis CG 6-2 165 4 Star 35 Mission Bay San Diego, CA

UNC Basketball 2020 Offers

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location
Jeremy Roach PG 6-2 165 5 Star 15 Paul VI Catholic Fairfax, VA

One of the most interesting battles on the board will be for top prospect Cole Anthony. The 24/7 Sports Crystal Ball predictor favors Duke at 60 percent probability of commitment, while the PASR Forecast favors Carolina at 53.08 percent. With his UNC visit taking place sooner rather than later, it will be a fascinating recruitment between the rivals for months to come.

Last week, Inside Carolina’s Ross Martin shared a screenshot of UNC commit Armando Bacot’s Instagram that featured his two IMG Academy teammates Josh Green and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl in a recruiting graphic that showed them sporting the best uniform in college basketball.

It has been widely reported that Bacot is making a hard push for his two teammates to join him at Carolina. Green is predicted to go to UNC, with 247 Sports rating the commitment at 83 percent and PASR at 64.58 percent.

Robinson-Earl, whose father Lester Earl played for Roy Williams at Kansas, is predicted to commit to the Jayhawks. 247 Sports sees him as a 100 percent lock for Kansas while PASR rates the probability at 69.88 percent.

These two recruits will have official visits this week. Robinson-Earl’s visit is official visit is tomorrow, while Green is Saturday. Stay tuned to Tar Heel Blog for any developments on these two players after the weekend.

Take a look at 2019 and 2020 commits:

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

In women’s basketball, Coach Sylvia Hatchell added Dikembe Mutombo’s niece to the team. She is the second 2019 commit for Carolina.