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UNC Recruiting: Week of 5/13

A football commitment, a basketball offer, and lots of intrigue this week

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The biggest UNC recruiting news of the week has already been covered on this site, that being 4* quarterback Malik Hornsby’s commitment to the Heels. The addition of a quarterback isn’t the only thing that we have to tell you about this week, though, so don’t look away. Let’s take a look-see:

Football

  • Malik Hornsby becomes the headliner of what is a very impressive offensive class for Mack Brown’s first full recruiting cycle: He’s now got a four-star QB, at least two four-star receivers, two highly regarded offensive linemen, two tight ends among the top of their class, and a decent running back prospect all to commit to UNC. His attention will now turn to some of the elite defensive talent he’s been courting, including Des Evans, Kedrick Bingley-Jones, Trenton Simpson, Jacolbe Cowan, and Ja’Qurious Conley. None of them have anything even resembling a timeline for their commitments, so it could be a while. UNC’s currently in solid shape for several of them, though, most notably the 5-star defensive end Evans.
  • Four-star running back Jo’Quavious Marks, from Atlanta, will visit UNC this weekend for the first time after failed previous attempts. He’s got a decision date in mind and it’s soon, but any specifics are behind paywalls. Not a ton has connected UNC and Marks, but this is certainly a favorable visit schedule for the Heels. Mack Brown has already made crazier things happen in his time in Chapel Hill.

UNC Football 2020 Commitments

Name Position Height Weight Rating Positional Rank School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating Positional Rank School Location
Malik Hornsby dtQB 6'2 175 4-Star 5 Fort Bend Marshall Missouri City, TX
Jacolby Criswell dtQB 6'1 218 4-Star 10 Morrilton Morrilton, AR
Ethan West ILB 6'4 225 4-Star 11 Cosby Midlothian, VA
Cameron Roseman-Sinclair DB 6'0 183 4-Star 18 Myers Park Charlotte, NC
Josh Downs WR 5'10 165 4-Star 41 North Gwinnett Suwanee, GA
Ray Grier WR 6'1 204 4-Star 66 South Point Belmont, NC
John Copenhaver TE 6'3 210 3-Star 11 Roswell Roswell, GA
Kendall Karr TE 6'4 230 3-Star 25 Stuart W. Cramer Cramerton, NC
Trey Zimmerman OT 6'6 294 3-Star 38 Roswell Roswell, GA
A.J. Beatty DE 6'5 250 3-Star 41 Central Catholic Pittsburgh, PA
Malik McGowan OG 6'4 315 3-Star 52 Charlotte Catholic Charlotte, NC
LaMareon James CB 5'10 170 3-Star 55 Indian River Chesapeake, VA
Tylee Craft WR 6'4 170 3-Star 74 Sumter Sumter, SC
Cedrick Gray OLB 6'2 190 3-Star 79 Ardrey Kell Charlotte, NC
Elijah Burris RB 5'10 210 3-Star 93 Mountain Island Charter Mount Holly, NC
UNC Football 2020 Commitments

Basketball

  • We add another name to the list of 2020 prospects that Roy Williams has offered, post-Puff Johnson (which we covered here), with 4-star point guard Caleb Love. Love, from St. Louis, has seen interest from a ton of Midwest schools as well as programs like Texas, Florida, and Virginia. He’s listed as a point guard, not a combo guard, and his skillset reflects that, as he’s a natural passer and an able, but not super-instinctive, scorer. We’ll have more to say about this as time goes on, I’m sure.
  • In 2019 news, which is still somehow a thing, Precious Achiuwa will announce his college decision on Saturday, and it’s likely either going to be Kansas or Memphis after UNC’s flurry of commitments a few weeks ago. The Heels have a scholarship open, but haven’t seemed to put any moves on Achiuwa lately.
  • Also in the 2019 class, after John Beilein’s departure for the NBA, four-star small forward Jalen Wilson has asked to be released from his LOI to Michigan and has listed UNC, alongside Kansas, Florida, and Oklahoma State, as a program he’d be interested in joining. We don’t know if UNC will reciprocate interest, but Roy Williams is certainly familiar with him and would probably be glad to have a projected multi-year wing player at this stage of the game.

UNC Basketball 2019 Offers

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location Decision Day
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location Decision Day
Jalen Wilson SF 6'8 215 4-Star 50 Guyer Denton, TX

UNC Basketball 2019 Commitments

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location Status
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Rank School Location Status
Cole Anthony CG 6'3 184 5 Star 4 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA Signed
Armando Bacot C 6’10 240 5 Star 20 IMG Academy Bradenton, FL Signed
Anthony Harris CG 6'3 180 4 Star 65 Paul VI Catholic Fairfax, VA Signed
Jeremiah Francis PG 6’3 190 3 Star 131 Pickerington Central Pickerington, OH Signed
Justin Pierce SF 6'7 203 Grad Transfer 5 William and Mary Signed
Christian Keeling SG 6'4 175 Grad Transfer 7 Charleston Southern Signed

UNC Basketball 2020 Offers

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Greg Brown III PF 6'9 195 5-Star 5 Vandegrift Austin, TX
Cade Cunningham PG 6'6 215 5-Star 6 Montverde Academy Arlington, TX (hometown)
Jaden Springer SG 6'4 195 5-Star 9 IMG Academy Charlotte, NC (hometown)
Isaiah Todd PF 6'10 195 5-Star 12 Trinity Academy Raleigh, NC
Walker Kessler C 6'10 225 5-Star 16 Woodward Academy Atlanta, GA
Ziaire Williams SF 6'7 175 5-Star 18 Notre Dame Sherman Oaks, CA
Caleb Love PG 6'3 170 4-Star 30 Christian Brothers College St Louis, MO
Bryce Thompson SG 6'5 175 4-Star 38 Booker T. Washington Tulsa, OK
Puff Johnson SF 6'7 185 4-Star 76 Moon Area HS Coraopolis, PA

UNC Basketball 2020 Commitments

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Day'Ron Sharpe C 6'10 246 4-Star 26 South Central Winterville, NC