With the 2017-2018 season nearing, and the Tar Heels set to defend their national title, head coach Roy Williams is focusing his recruiting on the class of 2019. This week the Tar Heels have put out offers to two 2019 point guards in four-star Jeremiah Francis on Wednesday and five-star Ashton Hagans on Friday.
Francis, a six-foot-three, 190-pound guard, took an unofficial visit to North Carolina in June and is a native of Pickerington, Ohio. The rising junior confirmed the offer by posting on his Twitter account regarding the Tar Heels.
Truly Blessed To Say I've Recieved An Offer From The University Of North Carolina #ACC #GoTarHeels pic.twitter.com/xEXIaBZZxB— Jeremiah Francis (@JFrancis30_) August 3, 2017
According to the 247Sports Composite, Francis is the No. 8 ranked point guard and No. 65 overall in the 2019 class. Scouts raving about Francis’ talent have compared him to current UNC guard Joel Berry.
Francis was former high school teammates with current Tar Heels freshman center Sterling Manley. Scout’s Crystal Ball has Francis deciding between North Carolina and Ohio State.
Ashton Hagans joined in on the offering party on Friday, as the six-foot-four, 195-pound five-star recruit picked up an offer from Roy Williams and the Tar Heels. Hagans, a Georgia native, is ranked as the No. 2 point guard and No. 11 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Blessed to receive an offer from The university of North Carolina #Gotarheels#chapelhill pic.twitter.com/zDg0YBipWH— ashton hagans (@H23Ash) August 4, 2017
Hagans caught the attention of Roy Williams and Co. earlier this year during the Adidas Gauntlet and when he tallied a triple-double in front of Coach Williams in April.
He has now received offers from the likes of NC State, Iowa State, Baylor, Florida, Tennessee, Kansas, Auburn, and Florida State. Currently, 83 percent of Crystal Ball predictions have Hagans committing to Coach Calipari and the Wildcats.
With the offer on Friday, Hagans becomes the sixth player in the 2019 class to receive an offer from the Tar Heels.
Check back for updates on the recruitment of these elite guards in the 2019 class.