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UNC Recruiting: Week of 9/3

Ha. Called it. Also, the basketball world continues on spinnin’

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

Call me Nostradamus. Or, you know, somebody who knows how to read. Either works. You’ve probably guessed the football news by now if you follow this feature, but there’s some stuff to talk about in the basketball world as well. Check it out:

Football News

  • As I’ve made blindingly obvious, 3-star OL Asim Richards committed to UNC last Friday. Richards is a big, big, young man, measuring about 6’4 and 280 pounds, which has to be enticing to Larry Fedora and Chris Kapilovic. He is the first offensive line commitment of this class. Richards chose UNC over Duke and Maryland. Here’s his announcement:
  • We have talked about how important the opening stretch of football will be to help salvage this recruiting class. With the Week 1 stinker being what it was, the next three weeks are vital for Carolina football. Hopefully a majority of the awful was just typical first-week Fedora, or things could get seriously ugly.

Basketball News

  • For a primer on every 2019 recruit apparently seriously considering UNC, check out Jake Lawrence’s article from earlier this week tracking prospects’ scheduled official visits.
  • As we reported when it happened, UNC has offered California point guard Boogie Ellis. This offer comes out of relative nowhere, as there wasn’t much reported interest at all from Roy Williams’ staff before the offer. Ellis appears to be a similar player to Tre Mann, so it’s clear what the staff is prioritizing. Ellis had a phenomenal summer, and while his composite ranking is #72, 247 has updated him to a five-star, top-25 player. Other recruiting services may follow suit.
  • For those keeping track, that’s two lightning-quick scholarship offers for 2019: Keion Brooks and Ellis. Brooks scheduled an official visit despite speculation that other schools had a lead. We can only hope that Ellis follows suit despite having all 5 of his senior year officials already spoken for.

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)

Asim Richards
Offensive Tackle
6’5, 285 lbs
Haverford (Haverford, PA)
Three-Star (#961 National Ranking, #93 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)

Basketball Recruiting Board

Offers

2019

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

Will Baker
Center
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)

Boogie Ellis
Point Guard
6’2, 165 lbs
Mission Bay (San Diego, CA)
Four-Star (#72 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)

Commitments

2019

Armando Bacot
Center
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)

2020

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)