North Carolina recruiting: 5-star signee Coby White gets number retired
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Coby White has number retired
North Carolina may have its point guard of the future in 5-star guard signee Coby White.
White will be in Chapel Hill soon, and he’ll arrive amid high expectations after an illustrious high school career.
During his senior season, White scored 1,056 points, averaging more than 30 points per game while netting 10.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game. Those points gave him 3,573 points in his career, which set the North Carolina state record across all classifications.
On Monday, that career was immortalized when White’s No. 0 was retired by Greenfield School.
— hoop dreams💎 (@whitecoby2) May 22, 2018
White comes to North Carolina ranked as the No. 3 shooting guard and No. 22 overall player in the Class of 2018. He’s been a solid commitment to North Carolina since July 2016 and maintained that commitment even as his stock soared over the last year.
Tar Heels offer elite sophomore prospects
North Carolina has handed out a lot of offers over the last month, and that attention has been split between the Class of 2019 and Class of 2020.
While there aren’t a lot of offers going out to elite 2019 prospects, there are still plenty of highly rated recruits for 2020 whose offer lists aren’t massive yet.
North Carolina took a chance offering two of the Class of 2020’s best prospects on Wednesday. The first went out to 4-star Virginia Beach, Va., safety Nehki Meredith.
— 14K (@Nehkimeredith14) May 16, 2018
Meredith is rated as the No. 5 safety and No. 91 overall prospect in the Class of 2020 by 247Sports.
Despite the high ranking, many of the blue bloods have yet to get involved, though he does have several impressive offers among his 11. That list includes Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Penn State, TCU and Tennessee. Three of those — Nebraska, Penn State and TCU — have all gotten involved over the last two weeks.
The school to beat appears to be Virginia Tech, a familiar foe to Larry Fedora over the last year in particular. Meredith visited Blacksburg, Va., in March.
The Tar Heels’ second offer went to 4-star Hialeah, Fla., athlete Marc Britt.
Blessed to receive an offer from university of North Carolina 💎 @SleeperAthletes @PBFireFootball @iRepCoaches @JerryRecruiting @coachstubbs95 @Andrew_Ivins @Coach_Marroquin @coachmarroquin @CoachHB pic.twitter.com/O4AZI0MM0g
— Marc Britt(P6) (@marcbritt_P6) May 16, 2018
Britt ranks as the No. 12 athlete and No. 128 overall player in the Class of 2020, according to 247Sports.
North Carolina’s chances of getting involved don’t seem too great here. Britt has been committed to Miami since December. He has, however, seen a lot of interest from other schools since then. Since March, Britt has picked up offers from Florida, Alabama, Louisville and Nebraska. Britt also visited Alabama in late April.
Even if Britt were to back off his commitment, it seems unlikely that the Tar Heels would be able to leap over Alabama and Florida, which makes the timing of this offer a bit unusual.
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