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UNC Recruiting: Week of 4/27

Time to bring out the old spreadsheets!

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It’s been a while since we had a full-on recruiting recap! Sports news has slowed down to the point where we can give pretty much each event that would normally have landed here enough attention for its own article, but I figure that something like this is good just to keep the overall momentum of UNC’s football and basketball programs in perspective. Just because everybody’s stuck at home doesn’t mean coaches’ jobs are getting any easier, and it especially doesn’t mean that Roy Williams and Mack Brown, at the top of their fields before all this, have slowed down at all. Let’s get into it:


  • Since the double commitments of Raneira “Ra Ra” (rah-rah, not ray-ray, according to recruiting podcasts) Dillworth and Jared Wilson, nothing official has happened for the nation’s second-ranked class. Yeah, revel in that for a second.
  • The next player to look out for in terms of UNC commitments is in-state four-star Jahvaree Ritzie, a defensive end from Kernersville. Ritzie put UNC in his top 5 on Sunday (alongside Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and Ohio State) and also tweeted this a couple weeks ago:

He’s also shown some love to Tennessee on social media, but UNC looks to be in a strong position with him.

  • This is also a cool Tweet, from commit Keeshawn Silver:

(not every one of those players is being pursued by UNC, and it’s unlikely they land Shipley and Page, but we love the energy)

UNC Football 2021 Commitments

Name Position Height Weight Rating Positional Rank School Location Status
Name Position Height Weight Rating Positional Rank School Location Status
Drake Maye QB 6'5 210 4-star 6 Myers Park Charlotte, NC Verbal
DeAndre Boykins S 5'11 200 4-star 6 Central Cabarrus Concord, NC Verbal
Keeshawn Silver DE 6'5 236 4-star 7 Rocky Mount Rocky Mount, NC Verbal
Power Echols ILB 6'1 206 4-star 9 Vance Charlotte, NC Verbal
Gabe Stephens DB/LB 6'3 205 4-star 10 Mountain Charter Mt. Holly, NC Verbal
Raneiria Dillworth DB/LB 6'2 185 4-star 12 Glenn Kernersville, NC Verbal
Dontavius Nash S 6'2 170 4-star 14 Hunter Huss Gastonia, NC Verbal
Kamarro Edmonds RB 5'11 200 4-star 15 Havelock Havelock, NC Verbal
Gavin Blackwell WR 6'0 164 4-star 21 Sun Valley Monroe, NC Verbal
Eli Sutton OT 6'7 285 4-star 22 Brentwood Academy Brentwood, TN Verbal
Kobe Paysour WR 6'1 175 4-star 60 Kings Mountain Kings Mountain, NC Verbal
Jared Wilson OG 6'4 325 3-star 19 West Forsyth Clemmons, NC Verbal
Tymir Brown ATH 5'10 166 3-star 28 Jacksonville Jacksonville, NC Verbal
Caleb Hood ATH 5'11 212 3-star 58 Richmond Rockingham, NC Verbal
J.J. Jones WR 6'3 195 3-star 77 Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC Verbal


  • The biggest news of the week, of course, was the completion of UNC’s 2020 class with the addition of Kerwin Walton. The sharpshooting “2” guard fills a spot that was badly needed on the roster and will look to have an immediate impact. UNC beat out Arizona for Walton’s services, adding to the 2020 revenge tour for Zeke Nnaji and Josh Green after Puff Johnson also spurned the Wildcats.
  • Also of note was another offer being sent out to the 2021 class, which, because of the coronavirus, might be the first offer Roy Williams has sent out without seeing a player play live. Hunter Sallis, a combo guard out of Nebraska, reported on his Twitter that he has a UNC offer as of Monday. Sallis is ranked 30th in his class according to the 247 Composite, but is the 4th-ranked combo guard and 1st-ranked Nebraskan. Have some highlights:
  • This keeps the number of viable UNC offers out to the 2021 class at 7, after Paolo Banchero left UNC out of his Top 6 on Tuesday.
  • Kennedy Chandler, however, listed UNC in his own Top 5 yesterday, giving some hope that UNC’s recent elite point guard recruiting can continue. The Heels will be competing with Duke, Kentucky, Tennesee, and Memphis for the guard’s services.

UNC Basketball 2021 Commitments

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Dontrez Styles SF 6'6 205 4-star 57 Kinston Kinston, NC

UNC Basketball 2021 Offers

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location
Chet Holmgren C 7'0 190 5-Star 2 Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis, MN
Patrick Baldwin Jr. SF 6'8 190 5-Star 3 Hamilton Sussex, WI
Kennedy Chandler PG 6'1 160 5-Star 15 Briarcrest Christian Memphis, TN
Harrison Ingram SF 6'7 200 5-Star 17 St Marks Dallas, TX
Trevor Keels SG 6'5 210 5-Star 18 Paul VI Catholic Fairfax, VA
Hunter Sallis CG 6'3 165 4-Star 30 Millard North Omaha, NE