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UNC Recruiting: Week of May 20th

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Lots of waiting for football coaches and basketball fans

NCAA Basketball: Charleston Southern at Virginia Tech Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a rare week when basically everything I’m here to recap has been covered on this very website. I guess that’s what May does to us, huh? Hopefully, I can still give you some new information. Here we go:

Football:

  • People who follow UNC recruiting across the webosphere raised their collective eyebrows when Clint Brewster logged a Crystal Ball prediction to UNC for 5-star defensive end Desmond Lawrence. We’ve talked about UNC as a perceived leader for Sanford’s Evans before, but this pick both has some family connections and puts a potential timetable to Evans’ decision. The best guys don’t usually commit until they have to, but an early Evans commit could do a ton for this class going forward and for the UNC program.
  • Another defensive end, 3-star AJ Beatty from Pittsburgh, has scheduled an official visit to Chapel Hill the weekend of June 7th. He recently dropped a top 7 that consists of the Heels, UCF, NC State, Maryland, Purdue, West Virginia, and South Carolina.
  • Jo’Quavious Marks, the four-star running back from Atlanta who was supposed to visit this past weekend, couldn’t make the visit and then committed to Mississippi State. Bummer.

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

  • All eyes in Tar Heel Nation are on Jalen Wilson, who has an official visit scheduled to UNC between June 3rd and 5th ahead of his decision on where he will spend his collegiate career. It’s worth noting that a return to Michigan is very much in play with their hiring of Juwan Howard as their new coach. This is certainly not an uninterested reaction:

We’ll see how this all plays out.

  • Day’Ron Sharpe’s stock and status has done nothing but grow since he committed to UNC as the ~75th-ranked player in the country. The 2020 big has kept growing, getting leaner, stronger, more skilled, and bouncier, and now, according to Rivals’ Corey Evans, is probably going to get a 5th star from Rivals (putting him in the nation’s top 24) when they next update their rankings. He’s 27th right now. You can’t say Roy Williams doesn’t know talent when he sees it.
  • Precious Achiuwa committed to Memphis, as expected. Hell of a class they’ve got.

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