North Carolina recruiting: Kira Lewis hopes interest turns into offer from Tar Heels
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Tar Heels eyeing PG Kira Lewis
It looks as if Josh Green isn’t the only prospect getting consideration to be added to North Carolina’s back-court recruiting board.
This summer, Georgia Stars point guard Kira Lewis has drawn interest from several blue-blood programs, including Kentucky and Duke. North Carolina is among that group as well, according to Rivals’ Clint Jackson.
Lewis ranks as the No. 9 point guard and No. 89 overall prospect in the Class of 2019. That’s likely to rise, however. He’s already classified as a 5-star prospect by 247Sports, which ranks him third among point guards and 23rd nationally. Rivals lists him as a 4-star prospect, though he’s 35th nationally.
Lewis (Hazel Green, Ala.) indicated that among the schools he’s heard from, he’d most like to receive offers from North Carolina and Duke.
“Both of them have a huge history of success,” Lewis told Jackson. “I would love to get an offer from them.”
It won’t be an easy battle for either program, however. Lewis is considered a heavy favorite to end up with Alabama by the 247Sports Crystal Ball. Indiana and Kansas are already involved and appear to have strong relationships.
Lewis has prioritized his recruitment this month, taking several trips. He’s been to Alabama twice, once on June 1 and again Monday. He’s also been to Kentucky, Georgia and TCU.
Tar Heels offer pair of 2021 prospects
The Class of 2021 will be seniors before you know it, and football coach Larry Fedora is doing everything he can to make sure he’s got a head start on the rising sophomores.
On Saturday, the Tar Heels offered Class of 2021 defensive tackle Desmond Watson.
Honored to receive my second offer from University of North Carolina!💯 pic.twitter.com/351yiDRXET
— Desmond Watson (@DesmondWatson12) June 24, 2018
This was just the second offer for the Seffner, Fla., prospect, who also holds one from Pitt.
It certainly won’t be his last, though. Although he’s only completed one year of high school, he already stands at a towering 6-foot-6, 330 pounds.
North Carolina followed up Watson’s offer with one to 2021 corner Mario Love Jr. (William Amos Hough/Cornelius, N.C.)
— Mario Love Jr (@mariolovejr8) June 24, 2018
Love has a little more notoriety than Watson, having already netted six offers, including Duke, N.C. State and Tennessee.
He camped at North Carolina on June 16 and followed that with a trip to N.C. State on June 23, after which he pulled in his offer from the Wolfpack.
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