UNC Basketball Recruiting: Does Time Help the Heels with Andrew Wiggins?

Andrew Wiggins is likely to wait until the spring to sign per his head coach Rob Fulford.  Waiting is nothing new to fans of the North Carolina Tar Heels.  UNC has waited all year for a commitment since Nate Britt and Isiah Hicks committed to the program last year and while they may get one soon from center Kennedy Meeks, they won’t get a decision from Wiggins anytime soon.   And that’s good news.

Florida State and Kentucky have long been considered the favorites to land Wiggins, though Wiggins himself has always denied it. Roy Williams recently went to see Wiggins after he openly expressed a desire for other programs, namely Carolina to more actively recruit him. Previously coach Fulford was quoted saying that he only heard from FSU coach Leonard Hamilton, UK coach Jon Calipari and Roy also confirming that UNC had in fact offered Wiggins over a year ago. Kansas has also sent assistant coaches to see Wiggins though they have not formally offered him as of yet.

With the commitments of the Harrison twins and James Young the possibility of him going to UK is more clouded as the roster has grown much deeper at his position. FSU will always be there in my mind with his fathers connection to the University. The one thing Carolina needs in my mind is time, and Fulfords comments that Wiggins has not talked about recruiting much lately and is concentrating on his season is a good sign.

Here’s what Fulford had to say in relation to Kentucky:

“Kind of an intial reaction was how would his roll fit in with the Harrison twins and James Young but he doesn’t care,” Fulford said. “A roster alignment isn’t going to factor where Andrew goes.
“He’s going be the best player wherever he goes.” Zags

Fulford also stated that rumors Wiggins would visit the Seminoles this weekend are false that he does not have any open weekends until March. Wiggins will visit Chapel Hill sometime but has not planned the official date yet due to a very busy schedule.

I believe Wiggins when he says that things are wide open as he has several times throughout the process. While I wouldn’t call Carolina the favorite by any means, I firmly believe they are in the game and I’m glad he’s not making up his mind until the spring. Give Roy Williams time and he can make things happen on the recruiting front.

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