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
|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|
- 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
|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
|Day'Ron Sharpe||C||6'10||246||4-Star||26||South Central||Winterville, NC|