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UNC Recruiting week of 10/11: Five-star forward G.G. Jackson will be in attendance at Late Night

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This is a huge week for recruiting for both football and basketball.

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Welcome to this week’s recruiting update! This weekend is a busy one for both football and basketball. Carolina football will take on Miami in Kenan, and Mack Brown will have a ton of recruits in attendance. On the basketball side, it will be Hubert Davis’ first late night as a head coach, and a prized recruit in the 2023 class will be in attendance. Let’s go ahead and jump into some recruiting news.

Football

There will be a number of recruits from the 2022, 2023, and 2024 classes in attendance for the UNC game against Miami tomorrow, making it one of the most important games of the season for Mack Brown and his staff. We of course know the part to be nervous about, and that is how many fans will show up to the game. This turbulent season may have taken a toll on attendance, but honestly we will have to wait and see. There are always plenty of Miami fans at this game, so that might be enough to make the stadium seem more full than it otherwise would be.

As far as how many recruits will make it to the game, there will be at least 15-17. What’s notable is that some players that already committed to UNC will be in attendance, including Travis Shaw and Conner Harrell. I’ve been on the record of saying that it wouldn’t surprise me to see the team fired up for this game, so let’s just hope that it’s enough for them to pull off a win on and off the field.

UNC Football 2022 Commitments

Name Position Height Weight Rating Positional Rank School Location Status
Name Position Height Weight Rating Positional Rank School Location Status
Zach Rice OT 6'6 282 5-star 1 Liberty Christian Academy Lynchburgh, VA Verbal
Travis Shaw DL 6'5 310 5-star 2 Grimsley Greensboro, NC Verbal
George Pettaway RB 5'11 190 4-star 8 Nansemond-Suffolk Suffolk, VA Verbal
Andre Greene Jr WR 6'3 185 4-star 9 St. Christopher's School Richmond, VA Verbal
Malaki Hamrick OLB/Edge 6'4 205 4-star 12 Shelby Shelby, NC Verbal
Omarion Hampton RB 6'0 215 4-star 12 Cleveland Clayton, NC Verbal
Sebastian Cheeks LB 6'3 210 4-star 15 Evanston Township Evanston, IL Verbal
Beau Atkinson DE/Edge 6'6 240 4-star 18 Leesville Road Raleigh, NC Verbal
Tayon Holloway CB 5'11 170 4-star 23 Green Run Virginia Beach, VA Verbal
Tychaun Chapman WR 5'10 160 4-star 24 Princess Anne Virginia Beach, VA Verbal
Marcus Allen DB 6'2 165 4-star 31 Walton Marietta, GA Verbal
Bryson Jennings DE/Edge 6'6 235 3-star 23 Clover Hill Midlothian, VA Verbal
Connor Harrell QB 6'1 189 3-star 42 Thompson Alabaster, AL Verbal
Trevyon Green OT 6'7 338 3-star 56 Life Christian Academy Colonial Heights, VA Verbal
Deuce Caldwell LB 6'1 210 3-star 76 Mauldin Mauldin, SC Verbal
Justin Kanyuk OT 6'5 290 3-star 90 Bethlehem Catholic Bethlehem, PA Verbal

Basketball

Tonight is Hubert Davis’ first Late Night as the head coach of Carolina basketball. It’s still very weird to say that, and I’m sure that the event will have a very weird feel without Roy Williams being the headliner. Regardless, the show must go on, and much like it has been for Williams in the past, this will be a good recruiting event for Davis. Things will start with a bang, because his first recruit for his first late night will be five-star forward G.G. Jackson.

Jackson is a 6’8 power forward that currently plays for Ridge View High School in Columbia, SC. He is ranked as the 10th-best recruit in the country, and the third-best power forward. Needless to say, he is a highly sought-after recruit, with offers from UNC, Duke, Clemson, South Carolina, NC State, and Florida State, just to name a few.

This will be an official visit for Jackson, so it’s very possible that he will end up at the football game against Miami as well. Hubert Davis and his staff has made Jackson a top priority, and so far it has showed in how aggressive they’ve been in their pursuit. Jackson likely has already seen what Davis wants to do with his new scheme, but getting to see everything come together in front of a crowd at the Dean Smith Center is a whole other animal. It should be a fun event, and hopefully it will get Davis that much closer to landing one of the best players in the country.

UNC Basketball 2022 Commitments

Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location Status
Name Position Height Weight Rating National Ranking School Location Status
Seth Trimble PG 6'3 185 4-Star 34 Menemonee Falls Menemonee Falls, WI Verbal
Jalen Washington PF 6'9 210 4-Star 41 West Side Gary, IN Verbal
Tyler Nickel SF 6'8 210 4-Star 83 East Rockingham Elkton, VA
Will Shaver C 6'10 245 3-Star 142 Oak Mountain Birmingham, AL Verbal