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UNC Recruiting: Week of 7/27

A new basketball offer, some football bookkeeping, and other updates for you this week

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The last month of summer vacation is over, folks. With the advent of August, training camps for college football are starting up, time is running out for high school football administrators to make their decisions on whether or not there will be a fall football season, and football coaches are going to have to scale back their recruiting efforts for a bit to focus on the team getting on the field. In other words, we’re going to have a little less to write about in the football section of our recruitcaps for a little while. On the basketball side, though, things might start heating up, because a lot of players are going to want to make their decisions before the basketball season starts, and once campus is in session, it might be unofficial visit time if people can figure out how to get on campus while maintaining social distance. Anyways, let’s get into this week’s news:

Football:

  • As expected, big-time in-state defensive lineman Payton Page committed to Clemson on Tuesday over finalists UNC and Tennessee. UNC’s running out of targets in the 2021 class, with only offensive lineman Yousef Mugharbhil and defensive lineman Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins really standing out. They currently sit 8th in the 247 Composite recruiting rankings.
  • Tony Grimes has officially enrolled at UNC and is part of the 2020 class, by the way. UNC’s got a pretty stacked backfield, but he might be the most talented of the bunch and could get snaps right away.
  • With no other real updates, let’s take a second to appreciate that Jay Bateman is listed as 247’s 8th best recruiter in the country. In addition to being a mad genius of a defensive coach, he’s also putting in work to get the kinds of players on the defensive side of the ball that UNC hasn’t really seen since before 2010.

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 5 Myers Park Charlotte, NC Verbal
Keeshawn Silver DE 6'5 236 4-star 5 Rocky Mount Rocky Mount, NC Verbal
DeAndre Boykins S 5'11 200 4-star 6 Central Cabarrus Concord, NC Verbal
Power Echols ILB 6'1 206 4-star 8 Vance Charlotte, NC Verbal
Raneiria Dillworth DB/LB 6'2 185 4-star 9 Glenn Kernersville, NC Verbal
Gabe Stephens DB/LB 6'3 205 4-star 11 Mountain Charter Mt. Holly, NC Verbal
Kamarro Edmonds RB 5'11 200 4-star 11 Havelock Havelock, NC Verbal
Jahvaree Ritzie SDE 6'4 1/2 274 4-star 12 Glenn Kernersville, NC Verbal
Dontavius Nash S 6'2 170 4-star 14 Hunter Huss Gastonia, NC Verbal
Gavin Blackwell WR 6'0 164 4-star 20 Sun Valley Monroe, NC Verbal
Eli Sutton OT 6'7 285 4-star 20 Brentwood Academy Brentwood, TN Verbal
Tymir Brown ATH 5'10 166 3-star 30 Jacksonville Jacksonville, NC Verbal
Caleb Hood ATH 5'11 212 3-star 44 Richmond Rockingham, NC Verbal
Kobe Paysour WR 6'1 175 3-star 59 Kings Mountain Kings Mountain, NC Verbal
J.J. Jones WR 6'3 195 3-star 80 Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC Verbal
Trevion Stevenson OLB 6'3 217 3-star 87 Phoebus Hampton, VA Verbal

Basketball:

  • The big news, of course, is that UNC’s offer pool in the 2021 class has increased by one with a scholarship offer now out to Indiana 4-star wing/forward Trey Kaufman. Kaufman is a solid, face-up forward of the kind that UNC will be missing after Garrison Brooks’ graduation (Dontrez Styles will provide some of this, but he’s slightly more wing than forward while Kaufman is the opposite). The Heels will have to fight off local Louisville, Indiana, and Purdue for his services, but there is a solid history of Heels from Indiana under Roy Williams.
  • Harrison Ingram, point forward extraordinaire and one of my personal favorite players in the class, will be announcing a Top 6 tomorrow. Purdue and Stanford are supposed to be his leaders because of their academic/engineering reputations, but UNC seems to be somewhere in the thick of it.
  • In terms of communication, Roy Williams will apparently host Kennedy Chandler on a Zoom call on Monday, according to Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers. We don’t know much else about what the staff has been up to, though.

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 52 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
Patrick Baldwin Jr. SF 6'8 190 5-Star 1 Hamilton Sussex, WI
Chet Holmgren C 7'0 190 5-Star 2 Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis, MN
Jabari Smith PF 6'10 210 5-Star 4 Sandy Creek Tyrone, GA
Caleb Houstan SF/PF 6'8 200 5-Star 8 Montverde Academy Montverde, FL
Kennedy Chandler PG 6'1 160 5-Star 11 Briarcrest Christian Memphis, TN
Harrison Ingram SF 6'7 200 5-Star 13 St Marks Dallas, TX
Trevor Keels SG 6'5 210 5-Star 16 Paul VI Catholic Fairfax, VA
Hunter Sallis CG 6'3 165 5-Star 19 Millard North Omaha, NE
Trey Kaufman PF 6'8 210 4-Star 59 Silver Creek Sellersburg, IN
D'Marco Dunn SG 6'4 180 4-Star 70 Westover Fayetteville, NC