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UNC Recruiting: Week of 12/2

Not a ton going on this week

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Well, I don’t have a ton for you this week. With the football early signing day not for another 12 days and Roy Williams’s season giving him enough to worry about for now (and the 2020 class all locked up), this one will be quick.


  • Clyde Pinder visits campus on an official visit this weekend, after watching Florida-Florida State last weekend with the UF coaching staff. This is kind of funny, from a Florida site:

“I think I would’ve had the [Florida] offer a long time ago if I would’ve come up there when I was supposed to.”

I don’t know about y’all, but that doesn’t scream a guy wanting to stay close to home to me. It’s obviously a situation to keep monitoring, but I feel more comfortable with Pinder’s commitment than I did last week.

  • The Early Signing Day is, for most programs, the primary signing day, so expect most of UNC’s commits to sign on December 18th. Those who don’t will be exceptions, not rules, and we’ll likely go a little more in-depth as to who falls where once we get a little closer to the day.

UNC 2020 Football Commitments

Name Position Height Weight Rating Positional Rank School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating Positional Rank School Location
Desmond Evans DE/LB 6'6 240 4-star 2 Lee County Sanford, NC
Myles Murphy DE/DT 6'4 280 4-star 6 Dudley Greensboro, NC
Jacolby Criswell QB 6'1 218 4-Star 11 Morrilton Morrilton, AR
Kedrick Bingley-Jones DT 6'5 266 4-Star 13 Providence Day Charlotte, NC
Cameron Roseman-Sinclair DB 6'0 183 4-Star 22 Myers Park Charlotte, NC
Ja'Qurious Conley S 6'2 190 4-Star 26 Northside Jacksonville, NC
Josh Downs WR 5'10 165 4-Star 36 North Gwinnett Suwanee, GA
John Copenhaver TE 6'3 210 3-Star 14 Roswell Roswell, GA
Ethan West ILB 6'4 225 3-Star 17 Cosby Midlothian, VA
Kendall Karr TE 6'4 230 3-Star 27 Stuart W. Cramer Cramerton, NC
Trey Zimmerman OT 6'6 294 3-Star 47 Roswell Roswell, GA
Clyde Pinder Jr DT 6'0 303 3-Star 38 Armwood Seffner, FL
Jefferson Boaz ATH 6'8 230 3-Star 40 East Surry Pilot Mountain, NC
A.J. Beatty DE 6'5 250 3-Star 48 Central Catholic Pittsburgh, PA
Jonathan Adorno OG 6'4 290 3-Star 46 Rolesville Rolesville, NC
Elijah Green RB 5'10 190 3-Star 55 Blessed Trinity Catholic Roswell, GA
D.J. Jones RB 5'11 190 3-Star 57 Pine Forest Fayetteville, NC
Cayden Baker OT 6'6 260 3-Star 56 Fort Myers Fort Myers, FL
Ray Rose WR 6'1 204 3-Star 68 South Point Belmont, NC
Malik McGowan OG 6'4 315 3-Star 86 Charlotte Catholic Charlotte, NC
Cedrick Gray OLB 6'2 190 3-Star 78 Ardrey Kell Charlotte, NC
Kaimon Rucker DE 6'1 243 3-Star 82 Hart County Hartwell, GA
Elijah Burris RB 5'10 210 3-Star 95 Mountain Island Charter Mount Holly, NC
Tylee Craft WR 6'4 170 3-Star 130 Sumter Sumter, SC
Jayden Chalmers CB 5'11 160 3-Star 136 Lee County Sanford, NC
Stephen Gosnell WR 6'2 200 3-Star 167 East Surry Pilot Mountain, NC


  • Isn’t it nice to not really have to worry about next year’s class in December? With 5 players signed for 2020, Roy Williams can take his time evaluating the 2021 class and identifying his top targets beyond Paolo Banchero, Patrick Baldwin, Jr., and Kennedy Chandler. With big roster shakeup coming in the next two years thanks to expected early departures and graduations, every position is fair game.
  • Williams still doubtlessly enjoys having the top-ranked player from North Carolina every year, though he hasn’t been doing that as much recently: the in-state talent in 2017 was pretty bad with the highest-ranked player being 99th-ranked Lavar Batts, who went to NC State; Williams had an offer out to Devon Dotson but stopped recruiting him hard after Coby White’s early commitment; and the Heels didn’t recruit Patrick Williams in 2019, who’s now at Florida State. For 2020, things fell out between UNC and Isaiah Todd, but Day’Ron Sharpe’s ranking is nearly identical so we can count that as a semi-win. These prospects always draw attention from North Carolina-based Heels fans, so I’ll use this space to talk about what 2021 holds. Like 2017, there is no 5-star player from North Carolina in the class of 2021, which is disappointing. The best junior in the state according to the 247 Composite is point guard Carter Whitt at Leesville Road in Raleigh, ranked 55th in the country and its 8th-best point guard. So that might be a name to keep an eye on much, much later down the road.

UNC Basketball 2020 Commitments

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location Status
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location Status
Walker Kessler C 7'0 245 5-Star 15 Woodward Academy Atlanta, GA Signed
Day'Ron Sharpe C 6'10 246 5-Star 19 Montverde Academy Winterville, NC (hometown) Signed
Caleb Love PG 6'3 170 5-star 21 Christian Brothers College St Louis, MO Signed
Puff Johnson SF 6'7 185 4-Star 48 Hillcrest Prep Coraopolis, PA (hometown) Signed
R.J. Davis PG 5'11 165 4-star 57 Archbishop Stepinac White Plains, NY Signed