North Carolina recruiting: Tar Heels reached out to 5-star power forward Jordan Brown
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North Carolina reportedly contacted 2018 power forward Jordan Brown
North Carolina’s pursuit of its last target in the Class of 2018, 5-star power forward E.J. Montgomery, has been well-documented.
But Montgomery may not end up being the last target on the Tar Heels’ board after all. North Carolina has reached out to 5-star power forward Jordan Brown, according to a report from ZagsBlog’s Adam Zagoria. This comes after Brown told FloHoops at the McDonald’s All-American Game that he was opening things up and that Arizona and Stanford had gotten back in the mix. Louisville, with new coach Chris Mack, also has reached out, according to Zagoria.
The window to recruit Brown may be tight. Brown’s father told Zagoria that his son would like to make a decision sometime this month or in May. Brown also only has one official visit left after using his other four on Cal, Louisiana-Lafayette, St. John’s and UCLA. UCLA has fallen out of the mix, according to Brown’s interview with FloHoops.
North Carolina hasn’t officially put itself in the ring for Brown with an offer, although neither has Stanford or Louisville.
Brown is the No. 4 power forward and No. 16 overall prospect in the Class of 2018. Brown is one of just four top 20 unsigned prospects, not counting NBA-bound Anfernee Simons.
Tar Heels offer 2 defensive prospects
North Carolina football’s recruiting efforts on defense have paid off early in the 2019 cycle, as all three of its commits (including 3-star linebacker Allen Smith, who committed Saturday) have come on that side of the ball.
The staff has continued its push on defense in both the sophomore and junior classes, offering two more players over the last week.
The first went out to unrated Class of 2020 prospect Kedrick Bingley-Jones.
— Kedrick Bingley-J. (@kedrickbingleyj) April 3, 2018
Bingley-Jones, a Kannapolis, N.C., prospect, has already picked up a handful of Power 5 offers including Duke, South Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest. He’s also seen interest from Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, including a visit to the former in March.
Following Bingley-Jones’ offer on Tuesday, 3-star Class of 2019 cornerback Jalen Geiger picked up an offer Wednesday.
— Jalen Geiger (@jalengeiger) April 4, 2018
Geiger, a Columbia, S.C. native, has nine offers, although North Carolina and Kentucky are his only Power 5 offers.
Geiger ranks as the No. 129 cornerback in the Class of 2019.
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