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UNC Recruiting: Multiple prospects schedule official visits

Four uncommitted recruits in the class of 2019 have scheduled an official visit to UNC.

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College football season has started and that can only mean one thing: college basketball official visit season has also started. As we all know, if there is one thing that makes fans irrationally delusional, it is the prospect of the Heels landing every single recruit that holds a scholarship offer. Over the past few weeks, multiple UNC recruits have finalized their official dates. Here’s a rundown of who is visiting and who still has not yet confirmed a date.

Confirmed Official Visits

Wendell Moore
Small Forward
6’5, 210 lbs
Cox Mill (Concord, NC)
247 Sports Composite: Five-Star, #24 overall

The in-state product has been on the calendar since July. He’ll make his official visit to UNC for Late Night With Roy in October. It will be his final official visit after taking trips to Duke, N.C. State, and Wake Forest. He recently removed South Carolina from his final list and cancelled a previously scheduled visit.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
Power Forward
6’9, 235 lbs
IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)
247 Sports Composite: Five-Star, #17 overall

One of the “IMG 3”, Robinson-Earl will be making the trek up the east coast on September 21st. The top-20 power forward listed Notre Dame, Kansas, Arizona and Villanova as other schools who will also receive visits. Robinson-Earl is originally from Kansas, and his dad played for Roy Williams.

Vernon Carey Jr.
Power Forward
6’9, 245 lbs
University School (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
247 Sports Composite: Five-Star, #2 Overall

The highly ranked big man scheduled visits to Miami, Duke, Kentucky, and UNC throughout the fall. He’ll finally make his way up to Chapel Hill on November 2nd for what will possibly be his final visit. Carey has already used one official visit to Michigan State this past February, but the recently revised NCAA recruiting rules could allow him to take a second visit to Lansing.

Keion Brooks
Small Forward
6’8, 185 lbs
North Side (Fort Wayne, IN)
247 Sports Composite: Five Star, #16 Overall

The small forward out of the Midwest will also visit North Carolina on November 2, joining Vernon Carey. Brooks recently completed a visit to UCLA, and will travel to Indiana later this month. Michigan State is also expected to receive a visit. If a fifth visit is being planned, the recipient has not been announced.

Remaining Targets

There are a few targets that are still finalizing their schedules. Josh Green, Matthew Hurt, Cole Anthony, and recently offered Boogie Ellis are the noticeable absentees from the above list.

Small forward Josh Green is expected to announce his list in the coming weeks. He’s down to six schools - UNC, Kansas, Arizona, Villanova, USC, and UNLV. It’s safe to say UNC will get a visit, but there is no timeline for when that may happen.

Power forward Matthew Hurt stated earlier this year that he will take all five visits and aim for a decision this fall. Those have not been decided yet, but he has begun scheduling in-home visits. UNC’s date is not yet confirmed.

California product Boogie Ellis has already taken one official visit to USC. He has four more scheduled to Oregon, Georgia Tech, Arizona, and Gonzaga. One of those visits will have to be bumped if Ellis plans to visit Chapel Hill.

Cole Anthony only recently cut his list to 12 schools. With an anticipated spring decision, little else is known about his plans. He will likely be the most watched recruit of the 2019 class.

Eliminated Targets

Tre Mann will not take his previously planned September 14 visit to North Carolina, as he announced his commitment to the Florida Gators last week. His decision ultimately led to the coaching staff reaching out to Ellis.

Additionally, Texas big man Will Baker announced his official visits last week, and UNC was not among those listed. That should be no surprise. After the Heels landed Armando Bacot, the writing was on the wall that both parties were officially ready to move on from that recruitment.

We’ll continue to update this list as more official visits are announced. Check out our weekly Recruiting recap every Thursday for the most up-to-date information.