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UNC recruiting: Recapping the week of 10/30

UNC was crowned the winners on the recruiting trail for the month of October

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Football

Three-Star running back Leddie Brown is committed to West Virginia, but he’s said that North Carolina and Florida continue to recruit him in hope of flipping the Delaware native. Brown was in attendance for UNC’s game against Notre Dame and was impressed with the amount of young players on the field, because “it shows him they are not afraid to play freshmen.” But man, I have to ask if they have a choice at this point.

It’s not all good news, though. Four-Star linebacker Payton Wilson is committed to the University of North Carolina for the class of 2018, but he reportedly tore his ACL earlier in the week. Worse yet is the fact that Wilson will also be visiting NC State this weekend and Notre Dame on November 18. It’s possible his commitment is beginning to waiver, and this injury is simply bad timing.

Basketball

Rivals anointed the Tar Heels the winners of October recruiting after learning that the NCAA will no longer seek sanctions against the program. In turn, Nassir Little committed to UNC, and Roy Williams has remained in conversation with Zion Williamson, Romeo Langford, and Simi Shittu. It’s been a good month to be a Tar Heel.

Five-star small forward Wendell Moore released his top 10 list last week, and North Carolina made the cut. The Concord, North Carolina native, and 2019 recruit, included Duke, Florida State, Kansas, Maryland, NC State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Washington, and Wake Forest among the finalists. He is expected to make a final decision somewhere between the end of November and early December, so this could be over sooner than we all realize.

Five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford has finished up his official visits and is expected to knock his list of five schools down to three finalists. Right now, Indiana is the favorite to land the in-state talent, but UNC is considered a strong dark horse contender. Vanderbilt, Kansas, and UCLA also remain in the conversation.