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UNC Recruiting: Week of 6/10

It seems that UNC’s 2019 basketball recruiting is finally over

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

So I guess last week was just preparing us for this one? In both basketball and football, a flurry of activity, including a couple of commitments in the latter, started last weekend as UNC’s camp season began. This weekend is the real one to look out for, though, because UNC’s 7 on 7 high school tournament began yesterday and a lot of elite North Carolina players are in attendance. Anyways, let’s get started:


  • It’s not an exaggeration to say that UNC is hosting a who’s who of North Carolina high school football talent at the moment. Des Evans, Kedrick Bingley-Jones, and Myles Murphy were among the state’s top players in Chapel Hill, according to Twitter. After the 7-on-7 tournament, UNC’s Elite Camp will begin on Saturday, bringing more elite UNC targets to campus. It’s Mack Brown’s analog to Fedora’s Freak Show, and hopefully we come out of this with a few commitments just like the best Freak Shows did.
  • Remember how Josh Downs was looking like a wavering commitment? Well, good news: he’s resumed recruiting prospects to UNC, and pretty heavily, on his Twitter, which probably means he’s back on the train, full steam ahead. I don’t know if he just needed some time to make sure he’d made the right decision or if Dre Bly had a family conversation or what, but I think we can breathe a little easier about this one.
  • Malik Hornsby is apparently still taking visits, or at least one to hometown Texas A&M. They already have a 4-star quarterback committed as well, so I’m not sure what flipping there would do for him. But official visits are pretty nice. We’ll see how this goes.
  • And finally, we have a new commitment ahead of the week’s camp, Pittsburgh defensive end AJ Beatty! He’s a low-mid three-star, but with an impressive offer list, and rumor has it that he’s underrated because he doesn’t attend camps or showcases.

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’s also having an event right now, the NBPA Top 100 camp for the class of 2020. Plenty of UNC targets are in attendance, including committed big man Day’Ron Sharpe, whom Rivals’ Eric Bossi continues to love:

We’ll have more on how UNC targets did next week, hopefully, as well as some information on who UNC was watching.

  • As Brandon covered, Jalen Wilson has chosen Kansas, meaning UNC is officially done with the 2019 class. I’ll take those tables out of the recruitcap now.

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